Black and Decker, the Complete Guide to Bathrooms, Updated 6th Edition: Beautiful Upgrades and Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself

Cool Springs. (Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide). Mar. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780760381168. pap. $29.99. DIY
This publisher’s latest bathroom project guide, cowritten with Peterson (Building with Secondhand Stuff), has been updated with full-color photographs that will inspire homeowners to tackle bathroom repair or renovation projects safely. All aspects of this type of project are explained, from the initial planning stages on paper, to the demolition, installation phases, and final (and fun!) artistic touches. This edition contains step-by-step pictorial or illustrated instructions that are accompanied by corresponding tools and materials lists. The average homeowner will find that the instructions are easy to understand and follow. Universal design and accessibility features—smart fixtures, for example, for those who are mobility-impaired or older—are noted. So is the importance of following national and local building codes. There’s also a resources section for readers who want to contact manufacturers or national associations.
VERDICT This is a detailed and nonintimidating floor-to-ceiling guide that encourages DIYers to build beautiful yet functional bathrooms.
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