Soaking Tubs For Relaxation
Get A Spa Like Feeling At Home
Conventionally, the master bathroom has featured a giant master bath tub. This might be a traditional tub or a jetted unit – but it seems that more and more clients are asking for something else. They are saying ‘no’ to the large master bath tub taking up more room that could be used for other activities. Specifically, the current trend is for smaller, freestanding tubs with stand alone larger custom showers that might include body sprays, steam showers, duel heads, etc. or maybe no tub at all. The tub no longer needs to take up so much of the usable square feet as the main focal point in the bathroom. Most likely, large showers will remain popular, while tubs will remain a more personal choice. There will likely be a certain group of people who really enjoy and want a nice long bath, regardless of the trends. Each situation is personal, and a home should be full of personal choices.
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- Custom pedestals and surrounds
- Drop in, undermount, and free standing tubs
- Many choices for deck mounted filler spouts and hand held wands.
Walk In Shower Designs
In general, smaller bathroom sizes are dictated in some respect by the length of the tub which in most cases is five to six feet long. This is evidenced by a tub that has been installed opposite or adjacent to the entry to the bath producing a wall to wall tub situation. In this configuration the toilet and vanity are generally placed on one of the walls that are perpendicular to the length of the tub. Here is a great starting point to gain space for a larger custom walk in shower to replace the tub you never use. If you are fortunate enough to have wall lengths exceeding the five or six feet norm then space is not an issue and you can proceed with ease. Just choose your finishes wisely and keep all choices within your budget.
Considering a new walk in shower design? You can design the space so it doesn't require a door for splash protection or you can take the route of a clean looking frameless glass shower enclosure.
- Low profile or curbless shower entries for Universal Design
- Multiple shower heads from wands to rain type fixtures
- Shampoo niches to eliminate clutter
- In shower seating for ease of use
Custom Bathroom Cabinetry
Solid wood vanities, linen closets, and above toilet storage
Universal Design does not equate to accessibility design even though they both are concerned with ergonomics and human function issues.A UD approach broadly takes into account moderate impairments or disabilities, temporary health conditions, and the varying abilities of anyone within a home regardless of their age or size. In other words, an ADA accessible home would be designed for the one person with the disability whereas a UD home is designed for everyone.Bathroom vanities with universal height cabinet tops and open knee spaces are taking over the marketplace. These new residential vanities do not need to look institutional. They can be designed like any other piece of fine furniture.
Fine cabinetry is a must for any bathroom makeover. As for the vanity, you can work your way down from the upgraded cabinet top that has been installed at the correct height for you. The vanity should have adequately accessible storage satisfying your needs. Incorporating easy operating and properly sized drawers and pull out shelves within the design can be very beneficial. Linnen, medicine, and "over the potty" wall cabinets need to be well thought out. The correct species of wood used for the construction of your fine cabinetry and the style of you cabinet doors are two very important factors to consider. Remember, you do have a choice and you are going to be looking at these new cabinets for a while.
- Cabinets with fewer doors and more pull out shelving
- Drop in and undermount sinks
- Faucets with lever controls for everyone's use