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AUG 2018

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Elegance and Ease MADELEINE DYMLING Flatbrook & Co., Lebanon, NY The goal for this Burden Lake, NY master bath renovation was to create a light and elegant space that could comfortably accommodate a person with limited mobility. According to designer Madeleine Dymling of Flatbrook & Co., the clients were an elderly couple, one of whom had Parkinson's disease. In order to enable easy mobility, the bathroom features two wheelchair- and walker-accessible door- ways from the master bedroom. A curbless double shower with Delta Faucet handles and a teak bench, a dressing area and a wall-mounted TOTO toilet provide additional ease of access. Dymling also created her design with easy maintenance in mind. The clients requested "absolutely no tiles" in order to elimi- nate difficult-to-clean grout lines, so custom cast cement flooring and shower surfaces by Marveled Designs were selected. The open Restoration Hardware sink with Gramercy glass legs also provides convenient cleaning access. The white shiplap paneled walls, transparent vanity legs and open undercounter sightlines create a refreshing and bright feel. A freestanding Washington soaking tub by The Tub Connection adds a touch of luxury to the space. Wall-mounted California Closets high-gloss white cabinetry provides ample storage, while transpar- ent acrylic hardware coordinates with the glass vanity legs. Lifetime of Comfort JONAS CARNEMARK CARNEMARK design+build, Bethesda, MD When one of designer Jonas Carnemark's long- time clients was diagnosed with a progressive condition that would eventually necessitate a wheelchair, Carnemark, of CARNEMARK design+build, was tasked with creating a master suite on the ground floor that would not only be fully accessible and accommodate aging in place, but would be beautiful and luxurious, as well. Turning a narrow hall bathroom into a powder room enabled Carnemark's team to expand the master bath and closet and widen doorways to accommodate a wheelchair. By incorporating a Schluter linear drain and subtly ramped porcelain tiles, Carnemak was able to create a luxurious wet room, complete with rainhead shower, hand-held shower faucet and a large soaking tub. A quartz bench provides seating for showering, as well as a safe way for the clients to enter and exit the bathtub. In order to prevent the space from looking clinical, Universal Design elements were selected for both accessibility and aesthetics. The large-format porcelain tiles, in addition to being slip-resistant, create a dramatic, modern look in the wet room. An extended Kohler Ladena sink basin enables wheelchair access, while polished chrome grab bars provide both stability and a touch of elegance. Shallow Oregon pine cabinetry offers plenty of easily reached storage. SILVER BRONZE Photos: YTK photography + Film Photos: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography, LLC August 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 77

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