Bath Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards (National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Professional Library Series) (National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Professional Library Series)

Bath Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards (National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Professional Library Series) (National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Professional Library Series)

Kathleen Parrott, Julia Beamish

Language: English

Pages: 504

ISBN: 1887127577

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Information on bath design research, infrastructure, environmental considerations, universal design, mechanical and bath planning, plus NKBA's Bathroom Planning Guidelines.

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with glass fibers was patented. • Pink and gray were popular colors. • Stainless steel remained popular for lavatories and countertops. 1960s • The idea of relaxation was finally coming back to the bathroom. • Ads portrayed hometown girls and happy moms relaxing in the bathroom. • Bold colors emerged (see Figure 1.14), including orange, bright yellow, deep red, dark brown, and dark green, as well as the colors so distinctive of the era—avocado green and harvest gold. Bathroom History,

tub/shower combinations have the doors hinged directly to the wall rather than to the shower frame. This application does not typically call for special mounting unless you select doors that are made of extra‐heavy plate glass. This type of glass is often used with the frameless glass door style. If your client decides to use this type of glass, it will be necessary to place additional studs on the inside of the wall for support. Uneven Walls Uneven walls and the absence of square corners may

applications. Windows are important for lighting and ventilation but should also be energy efficient to add to the comfort of the area. Carefully examine the plumbing changes and needs for the new plan. Plumbing requirements and changes may pose problems related to meeting code requirements or altering structural components. All of these considerations involve details that must be identified and dealt with before the finishing touches are applied. The more knowledgeable you are about these

initial cost of FlexHousing is slightly more than a conventional home, FlexHousing features recover their investment over the long‐term because pre‐engineered features allow for easy and inexpensive change and renovation. The integration of healthy building materials and innovative housing technology or Healthy Housing protects the health of the occupants and the environment. Dispelling Myths There are many misconceptions regarding universal design. Let's put an end to the most common ones. Myth

need a face frame. They are also offered in a variety of styles with full overlay doors. Often framed cabinets use Imperial measurements and are specified using inches, with stock cabinets usually available in 3 inch increments in width. Bathroom cabinets vary in depth from 16 to 24 inches, with 21 inches being most common. The heights vary, typically from 28 1/2 inches to 34 1/2 inches high for a finished height of 30 inches to 36 inches, once the countertop is added. Cabinets are specified

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