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150 Best Bathroom Ideas Hardcover – September 1, 2009

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Showcasing an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Bathroom Ideas provides an in-depth review of exemplary bathroom designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved innovative and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective bathroom designs from around the world, all approached in a practical and artful manner. These beautiful pages explore the most attractive and reliable materials, lighting, floor, wall, and window treatments, along with a wealth of ideas for the shower, toilet, sink, and bathtub.

An essential reference, and the latest in the popular and inspirational 150 Best series, this lush volume covers the diversity of current trends and is a wonderful source ideas for the homeowner, designer, interior decorator, and architect.

About the Author

Daniela Santos Quartino is a freelance journalist and an architecture and interior design editor at Loft Publications.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061493627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061493621
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 8.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book for you if you have an unlimited budget and want contemporary bathroom ideas. It's huge, almost 600 pages and like it's companion, "150 Best Kitchen Ideas", it has very little text. It's a photo book. There are few page numbers and pages with only photos have no page numbers at all.

A lot of the bathrooms owed their WOW factors to the phenomenal views outside the windows. Many of the bathrooms had floor to celing glass to capitalize on those views. Don't get me wrong, many of the bathrooms were unusual and cool, but it seemed the focus was more on the "LOOK" versus the WOW factor and functionality. There are lots of square tubs and sinks, chrome stainless, steel and white in these bathrooms. The unsual fixtures and features make this book worth perusing.

Even though I like a contemporary design, most of these bathrooms left me cold. I really liked the Kitchen book (which is also Contemporary), but the bathrooms in 150 Best Bathrooms did not generate a feeling of warmth. My favorites though did use color, maybe in the tile OR they used something that made me say WOW. For example, in the Surfaces section starting on page 548, great use of tile and there is even mosaic tile art of a woman with gloves - what an artisan! The best part of the book to me WAS the Surfaces chapter and the Fittings and Accessories, both at the end of the book. There is a Directory at the end of the book, but it only lists architects. No identifying information is given regarding the products or manufacturers used for the "gorgeous" tub or sink. On each of the designs it only tells the Designer's name, location of bathroom, i.e. Amsterdam, year of construction and the Photographer name. Good luck in finding any of the products if you fall in love with anything.
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While the table of contents claims different stylistic sections, ALL of these bathrooms are extremely modernist to the point that they are actually all very similar to each other with almost every one having glass showers, stand alone tubs, euro-style toilets and flat bottomed sinks. So, I didn't find almost any inspirations. Also, the bathrooms are not cross referenced with the index of places, websites, and products, so its useless and you have no way of knowing where a bathroom is, what products it used or which website to go to to get more information. I guess it'd be OK if you really were only interested in modernist variations only, but not good for anything else.
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This book is a must for designers working on private residential projects or service industry projects (hotels etc).

The book, like the others in this series (Apartment, Homes) is a thick compilation of properly classified collection of bathrooms. There are series of images for each project with generally floor plans and small write ups. Pictures are crisp and clear and materials and finishes can easily be picked up visually by designers if not described in the write ups.

A good and valuable buy.
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Exquisite book. As an architect, I could benefit from a "Source" list--the photos tempt my clients, but some of the product manufacturers are difficult, sometimes impossible, to track down.
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Beautiful bathrooms for millionaire's home. ^^

Not so practical approach for the homes of the middle-class.

Good for the professional designers who want to refuel their creativity.
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This book is good for ideas. I'm always designing baths for my clients and it is always great to have new ideas come my way. Love it for starting ideas and making it personal to my client's tastes, budget and needs.
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great contemporary designs from all over the world by different designers..great detailed pictures..an inspiration for some who may be looking into remodeling or furnishing their homes..
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