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"When redesigning an interior, most work
within the interior. Not many would revise
the exterior architecture, and not many would
remove a window, which typically is coveted
in bathrooms. In this case, the designer
understood the value that removing this item would have
on the space and the benefits it could offer the clients."
-Guest editor, Tina Ramchandani
Here too, the clients had interest in aging-inplace features and requested a curbless shower and
an easy-to-navigate layout to meet all their needs,
including a private toilet compartment, his-andhers vanities and upgrades to the connected closet
space. By removing the bathtub and replacing a
window, Haddad was able to create a large shower
and dressing area, and a bold mosaic floor tied the
space together.
SPATIAL CHALLENGES

The clients wanted to maintain the size of the
bathroom and closet. In a renovation of an existing
space, incorporating a curbless shower can be difficult, and in this bathroom, a bay window above
the tub made creating a new layout without a tub
even more of a challenge.
The removal of the bay window, which was replaced with a double-hung window more in keeping with the style of the rest of the house, allowed
for several benefits,including a revamped layout and
lengthened wall space.This new floor plan,coupled
with a longer, narrower curbless shower, provided
space for a larger toilet area that could be enclosed.
Removing the bay window also left room for a second single vanity tucked into the space between the
new window and a pocket door to the bedroom.

FACING PAGE, TOP The kitchen

workspace aisles have enough
width for possible future
wheelchair accessibility.
FACING PAGE, BOTTOM

Replacing a big bay window
with a smaller double-hung
window made a larger, longer
shower possible.

ABOVE LEFT To create a
connected space, Haddad
continued the mosaic floor tile
into the dressing room.
ABOVE RIGHT The new curb-

less shower combines agingin-place safety and luxurious
fixtures.

STYLISH SAFETY

Haddad incorporated a variety of aging-in-place solutions into the bathroom,
and the curbless shower the clients had asked for was a big one.
"We have more and more clients who are removing unused bathtubs in
favor of creating a more luxurious shower," said Haddad.
An adjustable-height handshower provides a practical solution, while a
rain showerhead above and a custom-made, low-iron glass shower enclosure
focus on the luxury aspect. Selecting light surfaces makes spotting items on
the counter easier, as does improved lighting.
Custom vanities were wall mounted for easy floor cleaning.The comfortheight toilet tucked into its new nook and non-slip tiles are additional features
that will keep the bathroom a safe and functional space for years to come.
UNDERFOOT EXCITEMENT

Haddad tied together the modernist, practical features of the bathroom with
an octagon mosaic floor tile, which runs through the bathroom and dressing room and was used as an accent on the Asian statuary marble shower
wall. Crafted from three types of marble, the geometric mosaic grounds the
otherwise airy space, and the calming colors provide a counterpoint to all the
linear design elements.
Frosted-glass panel doors lead to the toilet compartment and the bedroom,
separating the spaces without making them feel boxed in. The six panels on
each door echo the six horizontal lines on the vanities.
By keeping the palette neutral and light, using one floor tile throughout
to create the illusion of space and choosing floating cabinetry, Haddad
maintained an open feeling in the bathroom. His thoughtful aging-in-place
solutions add to rather than stifle the overall design.
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Happenings
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