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Solutions
LEFT "LED task and

general layered lighting is a
game changer for these old
bathrooms," said Steinberg,
adding that the medicine
cabinet mirror is LED lit, and
there is an LED wall sconce
and shower light.
A small and simple solution for
the formerly awkward space
was relocating the paper
holder from under the window
to between the toilet and the
vanity.

RIGHT Because the original
shower only had tile halfway
up the wall, there were issues
with accumulating moisture.
By tiling all the way up,
Steinberg solved this problem
while also creating the idea
of height.

From Small to Spa-Like
Through clever problem-solving, a dated bath
transforms into an open and welcoming space

THE COMBINATION OF LITTLE, OUTDATED AND OLD can be a disaster
in a bathroom. One designer was tasked with tackling such a calamity with an
upstairs bath in a 1951-dated colonial home.
"The bathroom had many problems," said Sheryl Steinberg, founder and
principal designer of Bethesda, Md.-based Sheryl Steinberg Interior Design.
"It needed a complete demolition and renovation to accommodate all the
fixtures and requirements for a modern family."
CHALLENGE #1: OPENING UP A TIGHT SPACE WITHOUT EXPANDING

Set on the top floor with a bedroom and a hallway on either side, this 5-ft.
by 7-ft. bath had to remain in its same footprint.This already cramped room
also had a sloped ceiling, which limited the vertical use of the walls.
"I resolved these issues by combining effective space planning and targeted
fixture research," said Steinberg, who used AutoCAD to create dimension,
lighting and electric plans, as well as wall elevations and the tile design.
The designer looked for products meant to save space, like a toilet with a
smaller footprint and a frameless, top-rail, sliding-glass shower door to replace the former shower curtain. Since the fixtures and vanity would remain
in their original places, she had to ensure the entry door did not hit the new
glass shower enclosure. Putting the towel bar on the far side of the shower
and providing a backstop for the door solved this potential issue.

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SOURCES
DESIGNER: Sheryl
Steinberg, Allied ASID,
LEED Green Associate,
Sheryl Steinberg Interior
Design; PHOTOS: Sheryl
Steinberg Interior Design
FAUCET, SHOWER
FIXTURES, THERMOSTAT &
TUB SPOUT: Hansgrohe;
FIELD TILE: Architectural
Ceramics; HYDRORAIL &
TOILET: Kohler; MOSAIC
TILE: Oceanside Glass
& Tile; PAPER HOLDER:
Ginger; PROFILE EDGE:
Schluter Systems;
MEDICINE CABINET:
Robern; SCONCE:

Sonneman Lighting;
TOWEL RACK SHELF:

Gatco; TUB: Jacuzzi; TUB
ENCLOSURE: Chevy Chase
Glass Co.; VANITY & TOP:
Bertch

By ERINN LOUCKS

CHALLENGE #2: PROVIDING
FOR BOTH FRIENDS & FAMILY

This tiny bathroom would need to accommodate
overnight guests and the busy household on a
daily basis. Steinberg replaced the former vanity top, which had no storage underneath, with
a slim and modern piece with several drawers, a
cabinet and an integrated stone top. A recessed
LED-lit medicine cabinet with interior electrical
and USB outlets provides for any additional accessories needed.
Utilizing the precious wall space above the
toilet, Steinberg also installed an open shelf with
a towel rack underneath for linen storage.
"It needed to be high enough so towels
wouldn't hang close to the toilet but low enough
for the sloped ceiling," she said, adding that a
niche inside the shower provides even more storage for bath products.
CHALLENGE #3: CREATING
A MODERN, SPA-LIKE FEEL

The clients were inspired by the modern hotels
they visit on vacation. To create the idea of these
open and relaxing spaces, Steinberg used a calming palette of white, gray, blue, polished chrome,
stone and glass.
"I also custom designed a glass mosaic for the
shower accent tile, incorporating four hues of blue
in iridescent and matte finishes to create depth
and a watery, spa-like feel,"said the designer, adding that she repeated this motif in the vanity backsplash and walls.
"For such a small bathroom, there was still a
tremendous amount of planning, researching,
communicating, drawing, measuring and coordinating with the whole team," said Steinberg.
"Because there was no room for error, every
inch counted!"
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Contents
Editor’s Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Trends Today’s luxury master baths
ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
What’s Cool Everywhere else
Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Trends Today’s luxury master baths
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 38
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 53
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Cool Everywhere else
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 64
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 65
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
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