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Farm

DOWN ON THE
One-of-a-kind structure provides the
backdrop for a stunning master bath

ARCHITECTS NEA MAY POOLE AND HER HUS-

BAND MIKE were searching for their forever home
and decided to transform a Dutch gambrel-style
barn that had been part of a large cattle farm. To
preserve the original look of the hay barn, they
decided to keep the original structural beams and
columns, as well as existing door and window
openings, which presented a real design challenge.

MASTER BATH MASTERY

For their bathroom, the couple wanted a modern
yet inviting space with hotel-style amenities. The
renovation includes back-to-back his-and-her
sinks, a large shower, a freestanding tub - which
Nea says is the most comfortable unit she has
ever encountered - a coffee station, a three-sided
fireplace, a television and ample storage.
The Pooles also wanted to address aging in
place, so they included blocking in the walls to
install grab bars when necessary.The large shower
features a seat and handheld shower wand - an
element included to make showering easier for
the couple as they age but also to wash their large
dog and the shower itself. To accommodate the
owners' taller heights, the sinks were placed at 36

ABOVE Lever-style faucets

for aging in place were used
throughout the space.

inches with lever handles, and the bathroom also
includes a comfort-height toilet.
"It was important to us that beyond the aesthetics, the bathroom functioned well to accommodate the busy morning routine of two working
parents," said Nea. "Since the space is over the
basement-level garage, we also decided to include
a heated floor and heated towel bars."
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Including everything on the clients' wish list was
hard to do in a space with two large windows.The
team came up with several creative solutions, including positioning the sinks back to back instead
of side by side, which would take up too much of
the already sparse wall space.
"The two large windows - though tricky to design around - provide wonderful natural light to
the bathroom,"said Mike."To address the privacy
issue, large panes of opaque glass were hung on
barn door hardware; they are opened and closed
throughout the day as needed."
Perhaps the main project challenge was the
floor-to-ceiling quartzite wall that highlights the
vessel tub. According the Nea, this was not only
because of its size but also the immense weight.

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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 4
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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