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A remote-controlled washlet; adjustable mirrors above faceted-glass
vessel sinks; separate hot and cold handles instead of a single-valve tub filler; and rectangular, polished marble floor tiles add to the luxury features.
The polished marble tiles were a must have in this space and really
bring the drama to this elegant and monochromatic bathroom," said
Agapito. "The same marble is repeated on the shower floor but in a
smaller format to showcase the variation of the stone and allow proper
drainage in the shower."
Marble is not often known as the most durable choice in such a hightraffic space, but it was sealed, grouted and then polished in place to
correct any small scratches, and the designer said her clients understand
what it means to have that material in a bathroom.
"They are a family of two and are nearly always barefoot when they are
in the bathroom since the dressing areas are in the adjoining hallway," she
explained. "They wanted real stone versus manufactured and are willing to
maintain the flooring regularly along with their quartzite countertops."

"When I changed the layout to an 'L' shape and added the seating area, I
created shallow, open-shelf storage and eliminated the base cabinet to the left
of the sink," explained Agapito. "The void space in the back left the original
drain location untouched and our budget intact."
The design team also had to work around the existing glass-block
windows in the shower and find a way to integrate them into the new
design; removing those would have been costly. Agapito took the
design detail of the blocks' diamond facets and incorporated that into
the marble and mirror mosaic behind the tub - and even into the light
fixtures and hardware.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

While the previous tub was cumbersome to remove, it was possible. The
issue was with the tub drain, which was slightly off center and could not be
relocated since it was on the second floor on a truss, so Agapito and her team
had to shift everything one inch to the side.
"Because the clients wanted an incredibly symmetrical design, we
had to decide where to put the difference to fool the eye and keep the
balance," she explained. "The two shower doors are actually different
sizes, but the column and tub being perfectly centered and the removal
of the header above the glass doors brings the eye up the column, and
the difference in the shower door widths goes undetected."
Another challenge the designer overcame was working around a plumbing drain on "her" vanity wall that came through the cabinetry from the
adjacent wall. She needed to keep the drain out of the block exterior wall.

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Kitchen & Bath Business - November 2017
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Better Business
Skill Set
Dealer Dish
Countdown to KBIS 2018
Solutions
Before & After
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Skill Set
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Dealer Dish
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Countdown to KBIS 2018
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - What’s Cool
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