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Residential Bathroom Design Fixtures and Fittings

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
170 E 70th St
Btwn Lexington & 3rd Avenues
New York, New York 10021
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: John Buscarello

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this interior design course:

Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings – From toilets to shower systems: Present types of Plumbing fixtures and fitting required and used in today’s bathrooms, with an emphasis on residential bath applications, some commercial applications will be explored. Examples will be given to illustrate the choices faced when designing a bathroom from functional uses to aesthetic considerations. 

Fixtures and Fittings control the flow of water into the bathroom – learn how your choices not only impact the functionality of the space, but the drainage and plumbing issues. Explore the different types of sinks, toilets and tubs on the market today. Various finish choices from polished nickel to lacquered brass will be discussed.

  • Toilets and bidets – elongated vs. round fronts
  • Learn the difference between a 10” rough and 12” rough toilet
  • Water Efficiency
  • Vitreous China vs. Cast iron fixtures.
  • Acrylic vs. Cast enamel tubs.
  • Trendy sinks from Vessel types to stone.
  • What is an overflow?
  • Do I need shut off values? What is a shut off value?
  • Wall mounted faucets vs. deck mounted
  • Wide Spread vs. Centerset Faucets
  • Explore different options for Faucet Handles – levers, cross handles and single handle.
  • Shower controls: Learn the difference between a balance pressure system and thermostatic.
  • Can I replace my old tub with a shower stall? How is the plumbing affected?
  • ADA and elder-care considerations will be reviewed.
  • When is a hand-held shower head useful?


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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Full refund/class credit will be allowed for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Fees are nontransferable. Registration and technology fees (applied to creditbearing courses) are nonrefundable, and a drop fee applies to dropped credit‐bearing courses resulting in a refund.

Refunds must be requested at least ONE FULL WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST SESSION or no refund is permissible.

There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.


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Reviews of Classes at New York School of Interior Design (173)

(173 Reviews)
Residential Bathroom Design Fixtures and Fittings
Reviewed by Betsy M. on 7/27/2020
Great class! Lots of information in 3 hours.
Residential Bathroom Design Fixtures and Fittings
Reviewed by Dana L. on 7/24/2020
Very comprehensive overview. Even as a newcomer, I walked away with a ton of good information. Really enjoyed John’s class.

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New York School of Interior Design prepares its students to lead the profession by providing a deep and broad education to aspiring interior designers and working professionals, drawing upon expert faculty, current tools and technology, and close industry relationships.

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