A Bath for Aging in Place
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