Bathing has become more than a hygienic chore, and bathrooms have become special spaces for privacy, relaxation, and personal enrichment. Hot Water explores this phenomenon by looking in detail at contemporary bathing environments. Part One, "Function and Space," looks at all types of bathrooms, with attention to the aesthetics of the space and solutions to structural problems. Part Two, "The Hardware," explores plumbing and materials from a visual and functional point of view. Part Three, "Technical Support," offers specific advice and contact information. 80 color photos and examples of high-style spaces from master designers are also featured in this illustrated guide.