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Master Bath Has a Gorgeous Shower


Customer Issues

Deciding that they were living in their forever home, the recently retired homeowners recognized that their nearly 30-year-old 1990s style master bathroom needed an update and upgrade.

The driving factor was a larger shower with a seat and other spa-like features.

Bel Air Construction Solutions

Working in the footprint of the existing bath the Bel Air Construction team reconfigured the layout of the bath to be more functional while using a complementary balance of contemporary natural materials, fixtures and finishes to create a relaxing and tranquil sanctuary.

Features of the newly reconfigured and refreshed bath include:

  • A new 64-gallon Maxx-Pose soaking tub replaces the large corner tub that gobbled up space.
  • Eliminating the large tub made way for enlarging the shower and adding the desired in-shower seat.
  • The shower walls are covered with horizontally installed large format (12” x 24”) Emser Technique Ivory Matte porcelain tile that reaches to the ceiling to enhance the enlarged size of the spa-like shower. A floor of Emser Cultura Winter honed pebble mosaic adds a complementary texture. A decorative band of Daltile Baroque blanc et beige natural stone mosaic tiles accents the shower and the integrated niche. The finishing touches are a dual function shower system, properly installed grab bars and a frameless shower enclosure.
  • Matching large format (12” x 24”) Emser Technique Ivory Matte porcelain tile is used for the tub surround and floor.
  • 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 White Dura Supreme Hudson Panel vanity with a Brown Fantasy granite countertop replaces a pedestal sink.
  • An existing custom-designed vanity in the adjacent dressing area got an upgrade with a new Brown Fantasy granite countertop. A custom-built frame for the mirror above the vanity completes the upgrade.
  • A new American Standard Champion tall-height water conserving toilet was installed.
  • Delta Lahara brushed nickel fixtures and accessories are used in both the bath and the dressing area.
  • New lighting and mirrors complete the design.

Bel Air Construction Team

  • Interior Designer – Bobbie McMillon
  • Project Manager – Jeremiah Brown/Jake Graham
  • Tilework – Neil Hebermehl/Patrick Hall
  • Countertops – Classic Granite and Mable
  • Vanities – Jeremy Bruner
  • Plumbing – Joe Bahr
  • Electrical – Jay Gill
  • Framing – Geoff Boecher
  • Demo and Painting – Homeowner