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Bathrooms and kitchens books
While we try to be comprehensive in what we cover on the diydata.com website, we don't (yet!!) cover everything, so here are a few books of further advice for you - or for presents for others.
To help you find fresh decorating ideas, 101 kitchens are grouped by style: contemporary; classic; budget; bohemian; country; and creative.
Every household is unique, and the kitchen is the room which reflects your familys lifestyle choices more than any other. You may need it to double as a dining area, a crèche, an office or a hobby room. You may be happy with a fridge and a microwave, or you may need facilities for mounting elaborate dinner parties. Only you can know what kind of kitchen you need.
To help you find fresh decorating ideas, 101 bathrooms are grouped by style: space-saving; contemporary; classic; budget; country; and creative.
Bathrooms are a focus feature in the 21st century home, and where space allows there is usually more than one. The most desirable configuration is an en suite shower room - a streamlined space for a quick and efficient cleanse and preparation in the morning, and in addition a separate, larger and more indulgent room where there is a bath and possibly a steam enclosure and enough space to pamper, relax and unwind.
As a valuable resource book, "Bathrooms" proves that it is no longer just the bath versus shower option that needs to be considered. There is an increasingly diverse range of ancillary options. Saunas, spa baths, body jet showers and tailored cloakroom suites, environmentally modified systems, mood lighting and state-of-the-art technology, and these are just a few of the vast array of modern fixtures and fittings featured in the book. Also included is an insightful look at the huge range of materials now available, from complex resins, reinforced glass, treated woods and double skin steel.
Those wanting to update their homes, either by refurbishing their existing bathrooms, or by installing an additional bathroom, or a cloakroom, have often found it a very complex business and have had difficulty in obtaining practical, well-informed, independent advice.
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