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OVERCOMING ARCHITECTURAL OBSTACLES...

Although this renovation took place during the COVID-19 pandemic,
Helms and her team were able to limit themselves to the master suite
while closing off the hallway leading to that area. The main project challenges had more to do with the existing architecture. A former wall was
moved to relocate the shower entrance, and
the sunken tub hole was filled with concrete.
Lighting the area with the vaulted ceiling was
another challenge.
" We addressed the natural architecture of this
DESIGNER: Brenda Helms,
room by making it our focal point and installed a
Edmond Kitchen & Bath;
new freestanding tub with a custom stone-topped
PHOTOGRAPHER: David
Cobb
product ledge and tiled all the way up to the ceiling, "
explained Helms.  " Designing in this way compleCABINETRY: Jay Rambo
mented and enhanced the architectural features and
Custom Cabinets;
FAUCETS & SHOWER
lifted the space while providing opportunity for surFIXTURES: Delta; HAMPER
faces that further enhanced the 'sand and sea theme.' "
PULLOUT: Rev-A-Shelf;
Deciding on can placement in the vaulted ceilHARDWARE: Atlas
ings was also a challenge. According to the deHomewares; SINKS:
Signature Hardware; TILE:
signer, those had been placed on the ceiling's slope
Crossville & Roca Tile;
in the former space, which created awkward light
TOILET: Kohler; TUB: Clarke
and odd shadows when someone was standing at
Architectural; VANITY
one of the vanities.
LIGHTING: Sonneman
" We chose to place LED wafer lights on the flat
section at the top of the vault for overall lighting
of the room and installed 48-in.-long, linear-style
LED light bars on the mirrors to eliminate shadows on the face. "
LEFT The curbless shower
In terms of the light bars on the mirrors, Helms
has a wider 30-in. opening
and
her team originally wanted them directly
for future wheelchair access
if needed, as well as a rainmounted via drill holes.Thankfully, the glass shop
head and handheld in satin
experts chose the safer option of using silicone to
nickel, a built-in bench and
glue them to the glass, which the designer said
pebblestone flooring for slip
resistance.
worked beautifully.
" The moral of the story: Consult your subcontractors; they are experts in their field and
are a must-have when looking to install marketforward products, " she added.

SOURCES

...AND BUDGET BREAKERS

Greve said her client had a budget at the outset of
the project, but he ended up going a bit above and
beyond because he loved the selections and features conveyed in the team's CAD drawings done
by Lauren Jackson and Addie Helms. Themed
spaces and those with lots of custom elements can
cost more, and this 200-sq.-ft. bathroom is quite
sizable. The additional tile installation, plumbing
for the rainhead and quartzite countertops also
added up.
Helms said it's never just one item that tips the
budget but that her client loves his new bathroom
and can't wait to go in there every morning.
It's always refreshing when a design team has
some real inspiration with which to work from
the client. This allows the mix of functionality
and aesthetics with a personal vibe that can also
provide an oasis in the home.
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