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PREFACE xiii Acknowledgments xv CHAPTER 1 Bathroom History, Research, and Trends 1 A Brief History of the Bathroom 1 Bathroom?Related Research 10 Major Bathroom Trends 12 Current Demographic and Population Trends 24 Bathroom Trends 27 Summary 41 Review Questions 42 CHAPTER 2 Infrastructure Considerations 43 Codes 43 Structural Issues 44 Doors and Windows 49 Plumbing 55 Noise 61 Summary 64 Review Questions 64 CHAPTER 3 Environmental and Sustainability Considerations 65 Sustainable Design and Building 65 Choosing Sustainable Products 66 Green Building Programs 68 Sustainable Certification Programs 71 Energy Issues and Building Codes 73 Water 73 Efficient and Sustainable Use of Water 75 WaterSense 79 Water Leaks 80 Graywater 80 Air Quality 81 Moisture and Indoor Air Quality 85 Summary 90 Review Questions 90 CHAPTER 4 Human Factors and Universal Design Foundation 91 Anthropometry 92 Ergonomic and Universal Design 100 Access Codes, Laws, and Standards 108 Summary 110 Review Questions 110 CHAPTER 5 Assessing Needs 111 The Design Process 111 Interviewing the Client 112 Getting to Know Your Client (Form 1) 113 Getting to Know Your Client's Home (Form 2) 118 Activities in the Bathroom (Form 3) 120 Storage in the Bathroom (Form 4) 125 Your Client's Bathroom Preferences (Form 5) 131 The Jobsite 134 Prepare the Client 142 Ready for the Design Program? 142 Summary 143 Review Questions 143 CHAPTER 6 Bathroom Planning 145 Types and Locations of Bathrooms 145 The Center Concept 152 General Bathroom Design 154 Grooming Center 158 Bathing/Showering Center 176 Toileting Center 193 Summary 200 Review Questions 201 CHAPTER 7 Mechanical Planning 203 Electrical Planning 203 Heating 205 Cooling 211 Ventilation 212 Water Heating 218 Lighting 220 Summary 234 Review Questions 234 CHAPTER 8 Accessibility in Practice 235 Universal Design versus Accessibility: Further Clarification 235 Characteristics of Specific Users 236 Access Design Considerations 240 Summary 300 Review Questions 301 CHAPTER 9 More Than a Bathroom 303 Clothes Closets 303 Dressing Areas 318 Linen Closets 318 Laundry Areas 321 Exercise Areas 330 The Home Spa 335 Summary 348 Review Questions 348 CHAPTER 10 Putting It All Together 349 The Design Process 349 The Design Program 351 The Design Drawing 355 Room Outline 356 Visual Diagrams 358 Priority Areas 359 Putting It All Together?A Sample Project 367 The Design Solution 371 Summary 375 Review Questions 376 APPENDIX A: Bath Planning Guidelines with Access Standards .377 APPENDIX B: Measurement Conversions 419 Glossary 421 RESOURCES.429 INDEX 433

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The NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ASSOCIATION is the only nonprofit trade association dedicated exclusively to the kitchen and bath industry and is the leading source of information and education for professionals in the field. With more than 50,000 members, it has provided valuable resources for industry professionals, students, and consumers for more than fifty years.

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