Blue and White Aging-in Place Bathroom
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My clients wanted to change their 1950's pink bathroom and remove the bathtub. They are planning to age-in place and the bathtub was a tripping hazard. Also, the showerhead had been installed quite low originally and one of my clients had to bend awkwardly to shower, so we raised the height of the showerhead to accommodate his tall frame. My clients chose to remodel their bathroom with a blue and white color scheme. Blue Heaven Forbo Marmoluem flooring was installed to waterproof the floor. Planetarium Blue Lanmark was used for the countertop with integrated sink and the shower walls. For a visual contrast in the shower, Blizzard Lanmark was chosen for the floor and the corner seat/bench. This will help the homeowners see the transition between the flooring and the shower easier as they age. Grab bars were installed inside the shower, along with blocking in the walls to aid in getting into and out of the shower, and getting up and down onto the seat in the shower. Bright, white shaker cabinetry was installed, including a counter mounted medicine cabinet with rain glass. This added much more storage for my clients which was needed in this one bath home. The owners painted the walls in a soft shade of blue once the remodel was complete. They are loving their remodeled bathroom and all of the extra storage. The seat in the shower is a real favorite too. The homeowners wanted to remove a large bathtub and install a large 2 person shower in its place. The large window already existed so they wanted to take advantage of the lovely and private view. The shower was over 68" long and 42" wide. We chose to mix metal finishes on the fixtures and the glass hardware to mesh the vanity fixtures with the new shower fixtures. A tile drain was also used to hide the drain from view and provide a smoother surface to walk on while showering. Silestone Daria was used for the bench seat in the shower to tie in the new vanity countertop that was installed on existing cabintery. Tile from DalTile called Ayers rock was used on the floors and Florida Tile Soul Spirit Pearl was used for the walls with Glazzio Glass and Slate mosaic for the liner band. We installed 2 showerheads in this expansive shower. One a fixed showerhead and the other a hand shower with it's own controls at the bench area. We additionally updated the vanity faucets and toilet. Lastly, we installed a new small vanity where the shower had been located and installed a small window in the shower to allow some natural light to enter the small vanity space. Now the homeowners can take relaxing showers while enjoying the view from this beautiful shower. This project was designed for and built by Corvallis Custom Kitchens and Baths.