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AUG 2017

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN Roll-in Wet Room DIANE FOREMAN, CKD, CBD Neil Kelly Co., Seattle, WA According to Neil Kelly Co. designer Diane Foreman, this bath project evolved out of the needs of one of the clients, who was rapidly approaching the point where a wheelchair would be needed for mobility. As such, it was decided to remodel the master bath, prioritizing accessibility, function and aesthetics with a warm, neutral color palette. The existing space presented several challenges: The shower/water closet room was too small to be wheelchair accessible; the angled entry to the walk-in closet neg- atively impacted functionality, and the soaking tub had no grab bars and there was no seating area. Foreman began by removing the soaking tub, which the clients never used, and using the space to install a zero-threshold walk-in shower with two showerheads, one set at wheelchair height. A bench was located outside the shower, and the Kohler toilet was relocated to a separate room. A 36"-wide pocket door was located at the entry from the mas- ter bedroom and the entry to the master closet, with a T-shaped turnaround space designed to ADA standards. The vanity areas open below for knee clearance, separated by a tall linen closet, which adds storage and is designed to help organize medication. The Decor vanities are topped with 3cm "Tabacco" Polished Pental Quartz to add design pizzazz. Accessible Guest Bath CHRISTOPHER GRUBB Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc., Beverly Hills, CA Christopher Grubb of Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc. was charged with overhauling a small and dated guest bathroom to open up the space both physically and visually. Design challenges includ- ed keeping the plumbing in the same place and working within the small footprint, while adding a contemporary look and a more open layout. The clients wanted a freestanding tub but, because of the wall length, it would not fit at the 45-degree angle typically used. To address this, the Modern Bathroom tub was located on site to fit the space and, by not being angled, the tub ended up having more of a sculp- ture-like feel. A floating vanity topped by Caesarstone's Blizzard with a large mirror above it helps to open up floor space. The client's desire for a warm, grey color palette was played out with Stonesource Studio Grey 12"x24" matte porcelain floor tile and Stonesource Zebra Grey 12"x24" honed limestone wall tile, adding a sense of warmth. Universal Design elements include the pocket doors, which increase ease of access; the zero-threshold shower with Hansgrohe Raindance showerhead, and the cantilevered shower bench, attached on just two corners like a visual block of stone, with open space beneath it. SILVER Photos: Roger Turk-Northlight Photography Photos: Greg Weiner BRONZE 76 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2017

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