Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2018

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Master Bathrooms Over $50,000 Indoor/Outdoor Bath MICHAEL HETHERMAN, CKD Willis, Palm Desert, CA The merging of indoor and outdoor bathing spaces, as well as a bedroom and office area, resulted in a master suite that serves many functions. Michael Hetherman, CKD, of Willis was able to design this master bathroom as part of the overall living space, due to the privacy of the toilet rooms, and the 5' entrance with pocket doors. Hetherman notes that having the flexibility to close off the space provided creative opportunities here. The indoor and outdoor shower areas, as well as the tub area which was exposed to direct sunlight, dictated some of the material choices for the room. Selecting the appropriate design materials for an outdoor shower was challening due to the arid climate, and UV stability was a key consideration. Hetherman wanted to avoid tile as well due to issues with tiles, grout and mold. Corian solid surface in Glacier White was chosen for the indoor shower area. The fabricator created vertical and horizontal coved corners melded with a Corian solid surface floor including a linear drain, walls and niches for a one-piece waterproof shower. The walk-through shower leads to an outdoor courtyard and shower area that allows the homeowners to shower in the sunrise or under the stars. The outdoor shower area is wrapped in Corian Quartz Calacatta, to coordinate with the tub area inside. The Quartz Calacatta Natura was book-matched on the wall surrounding the tub, with Glacier White solid surface on the feature window area, providing a serene and opulent oasis for gazing onto the courtyard. A sculptural freestanding tub sits in the space, paired with a freestanding bath filler in chrome. The Arpa USA island vanity is made of Fenix NTM cabinets with waterfall Corian Solid Surface gables and sinks. The suspended mirror, flanked by pendant lighting, divides the room in half, allowing the homeowners to have separate spaces yet still be together. Photos: Klaus Moser SILVER 68 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018

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