Remodeling a Bathroom
by Leon A. Frechette

235 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 1-56158-621-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

It's challenging to tackle a bathroom remodel. Space is tight. Plumbing work is required. New fixtures are expensive. And the finished result has to look beautiful and stand up to everyday use. To do bathroom remodeling right, it's smart to get your step-by-step advice from a seasoned professional like Leon A. Frechette. With years of bathroom remodeling experience to back him up, Frechette will show you how to save time, avoid common mistakes, and get the stylish results you're after without breaking the budget.

What's Inside
Select fixtures, finishes, and a floor plan to suit your needs
- Tap into existing water supply and waste lines
- Replace old tubs, showers, toilets, and sinks
- Comply with current building codes
- Repair water-damaged floors and walls
- Install new flooring, fixtures, lighting, and ventilation

Taunton's Build Like a Pro books give you an expert at your side when you're tackling home-improvement projects. Illustrated with hundreds of photos and drawings, the books in this series provide all the step-by-step information you need to get professional results. Taunton's Build Like a Pro books tell you not only how to do it right, but what to do when it goes wrong. You'll also get the benefit from the authors' years of hands-on experience and the insights and trade secrets only a pro could know.

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


How to Use This Book

Chapter One- Repair or Remodel?
- Evaluating the Project
- Creating a Floor Plan
- Gauging the Scope of Work

Chapter Two - Demolition and Framing
- Gutting the Room Completely
- Framing
- Working on the Floor System
- Working on the Venting
- Other Framing Projects
- Finishing Up the Framing

Chapter Three - Plumbing Rough-In
- Learning Plumbing Basics
- Laying Out the Fixture Rough-In
- Working with Plastic Pipes and Fittings
- Installing Vent Piping
- Dealing with Copper Water Supply Lines

Chapter Four - Electrical Rough-In
- Locating Fixtures
- Learning Wiring Basics
- Installing Boxes and Wiring

Chapter Five - Working with Wallboard
- Understanding Wallboard Products
- Fixing Framing Problems
- Choosing Wallboard Fasteners
- Hanging Wallboard
- Taping
- Finishing
- Wallboard

Chapter Six - Flooring, Cabinets, and Countertops
- Underlayment Issues
- Laying Down Flooring
- Installing Cabinets
- Installing Countertops

Chapter Seven - Tub and Shower Enclosures
- About Bathtub Wall Enclosures
- Installing Tile
- Finishing Touch: A Shower Door

Chapter Eight - Doors and Moldings
- Hanging and Trimming a Door
- Moldings

Chapter Nine - Finishing Up with Fixtures
- Electrical Fixtures
- Washbasins
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Toilets

Chapter Ten - Finishing Touches
- Final Prep Work
- Caulking
- Installing Door Hardware
- Installing Cabinet Hardware
- Mounting Accessories