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The homeowners featured in this article were emptynesters looking to update their master bathroom. This traditional bathroom remodel was the second endeavor for the couple—their first was for the wife’s hall bath, so this second project was requested to answer the needs of the husband.
His existing bathroom offered a frustratingly small shower, decomposing cabinetry, unsatisfactory storage, and outdated materials. Consequently, a larger shower, smaller mirror, improved lighting, organized cabinetry, and an operable window were on the list of priorities captured by designer, Charlotte Tully.
Being that the undersized master bathroom was adjacent to an underused walk-in closet, a reconfiguration of layout was implemented. The shifting of walls allowed for the minimized clothing storage to be accessed from inside the bathroom, while a custom pullout to match the cabinetry offered ample medication storage, specific to their needs. The decreased mirror size allowed for spacing for a new casement window, welcoming in cross-flow breezes on a warm day.
This “forever home” was planned to subtly accommodate needs as the retired couple aged; thus an enlarged shower providing a comfortable wet seating area was incorporated. The shower pony wall offered separation from the toilet, an anchor for future grab bars, and housed a sizable shampoo niche.
Attention was given to coordinate the master bathroom with other spaces in the home. Being that cherry wood appeared in nearby rooms, this material was integrated into the remodeled space uniquely as a durable porcelain tile.
A crisp, white, engineered quartz was not only used as a countertop, but also capped the curb, pony wall, and interior of the shampoo niche to minimize pesky grout lines. This strategy made use of the full slab they had purchased in order to be respectful of budget, minimize waste, and reinforce the soothing design story.
Another design challenge was to plan for the client’s coveted window. Limited wall space required additional engineering and construction measures to reinforce the structural integrity of the exterior window wall.
Consideration was also given to the top alignment of all the trim work around the door, window, and mirror for an uncluttered experience.
With Case® Design/Remodeling, every single aspect of your home improvement needs are covered. For the featured remodel in this article, Case received a NARI META Platinum award. The process-driven team at Case always strives to facilitate a logical sequence of steps that will help break down and simplify the remodeling process, while keeping the project on track and moving forward from design to completion. For more information, you can visit their website at www.CaseSanJose.com, or call 408-484-3884 for a free consultation.
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