Bungalow Bathrooms is a book about how to restore or design a period, or period-style bathroom for a bungalow or other late nineteenth or early twentieth century house. It provides a wealth of ideas about fixtures, tile, countertops, flooring, and all the other elements that make up a bungalow bathroom, as well as advice about how to integrate modern technology while retaining a period look, all presented in an entertaining and even humorous way. A hundred and fifty stunning color photographs (by photographer Linda Svendsen) of original, restored, and new bathrooms from the period 1885-1940, as well as archival photographs and illustrations, provide inspiration. Since indoor plumbing is the very basis of modern civilization, the book includes a history of the modern bathroom, beginning with ancient times. The various elements of the bathroom are explained in detail with photographs and line drawings. Both the glamorous (tile, cabinets, etc.) and the less glamorous (electrical, plumbing, ventilation) elements are included. Each chapter includes sidebars for Obsessive Restoration as well as Compromise Solutions employing more modern materials or methods. Layout and design are also addressed, both for totally new construction and adding new elements to an existing bath. A chapter on assessing your need and dealing with professionals has tips on getting the bathroom you want and maintaining your sanity during the process. Finally, an extensive Resource List makes it easy to find all the items needed for a bungalow bathroom. Warning: Book contains dreadful puns and of necessity deals with subjects not usually discussed in polite society.
This book is no longer available in hardcover.