- January 22, 2019
The Youngs want to stay in their single story home for as long as they are able, as they age. Their master bathroom, however, needed to be remodeled to allow this. In addition, the couple wanted more defined his and her areas, increased storage, and lighter materials for an updated look. Several “aging in place” design elements were incorporated including the removal of the tub, which wasn’t used and took up a lot of space. A much larger, walk-in shower was installed with a linear drain. The curbless shower system not only makes for a clean design aesthetic, but also provides the client with easier access to the walk-in shower and the ability to accommodate the potential for a wheelchair should it be necessary. The shower enclosure was removed to minimize the maintenance of glass. Lastly, grab bars were strategically placed, and a separate shower head and hand held shower were installed. A cabinet tower was incorporated to not only increase storage, but to also better define his and her sink areas. In addition to the separate sink areas, a separate vanity area with seating was created in the tub’s prior location. This space is complimented by a large, new window, which provides the Youngs with a lot of natural light. Drawers on either side of the seating area make for convenient access and storage. Large porcelain tiles were used to minimize maintenance of grout. This same material was used on the adjacent fireplace to give the master bedroom and master bathroom a more seamless transition. Lastly, white, maple tinted varnish cabinets and lighter Silestone quartz countertops helped brighten the room.