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A Bath for Aging in Place

Customer Issues

This family recently moved into a new home large enough to accommodate three generations living under the same roof. Once they settled into the space, they realized that the in-law suite bath needed a little attention to accommodate their needs of aging in place.

Bel Air Construction Solutions

Working in the exact footprint of the previous bath and using a complementary balance of contemporary materials, fixtures and finishes the Bel Air Construction team created a refreshed bath of natural tones and textures and made functional improvements in the process.

Features of the newly refreshed and functionally enhanced bath include:

  • The defining feature of the new bath is the beautifully styled shower with its large format 12” x 24” Emser Cosmopolitan Crystal porcelain tile that is described by the manufacturer an artful recreation of brushed concrete. Complementing the wall tile is 2” x 2” basketweave mosaic porcelain tile shower floor by Best Tile. A ribbon of flowing Vihara Swish Bodhi Iridescent glass deco tile from Sonoma Tilemakers surrounds the shower and fills the two niches. The finishing touches are a dual function shower system, a corner seat, and a contemporary frameless, sliding shower enclosure.
  • Matching 13” x !3” Emser Cosmopolitan Crystal porcelain tile is installed on the floor
  • To avoid the potential of tripping the bath features a sill-less entry and a curb-less shower
  • Five properly installed grab bars, several of which also function towel bars, are located throughout the space providing yet another safety feature
  • All tile is installed over Schluter substrates, an integrated family of products in which the individual components collectively form a bonded, watertight assembly which eliminates the risk of failures due to water and vapor penetration.
  • The use of high performance Spectralock grout with built-in Microban®antimicrobial product protection fights the growth of mold and mildew on grout surface.
  • A boldly veined Countertek cultured marble top provides a textural contrast to the white Fabuwood vanity and wall cabinet.
  • Rounding out the refreshed bath are a tall height water conserving toilet, mirror, medicine cabinet and lighting.

Bel Air Construction Team

  • Interior Designer – Bobbie McMillon
  • Design plans – Chet Hendricks and Krista Waller
  • Project Manager – Jake Graham and Jeremiah Brown
  • Tilework – Patrick Hall
  • Countertops – CounterTek
  • Cabinet Installation – Patrick Hall
  • Plumbing – Joe Bahr
  • Electrical – Mike DeLuca
  • Carpenter – Patrick Hall, Kane Minton