Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2019 - 61

LEFT To accommodate the

relocation of the tub in the
master bath and avoid drilling
into the concrete, Druschel designed a platform to be placed
under it for the plumbing.

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Chris
Druschel, S&W Kitchens;
PHOTOGRAPHER: Rickie
Agapito, AOFOTOS

KITCHEN

CHALLENGE 3: MASTER BATH OBSTACLES

The team discovered that there were two large plumbing stacks that could
not be removed in the master bath after the plans had already been drawn up.
"We had to re-design on the fly and come up with a new layout that accommodated the stacks,"explained Druschel."The placement of the freestanding
tub was a huge factor, and we had to find a new location for it three weeks
into the project."
The designer came up with a solution of relocating the tub to a different wall
and placing it on a platform to accommodate the plumbing since they could
not drill into the concrete below. He also had to build a plumbing chase for
the new tub location, and then everything else was reconfigured.
In the former master bath, there was an awkward placement of the walls
and soffit. Although Druschel knew that raising the ceiling height could
affect the fire suppression systems and mechanical lines, the client insisted
and wanted the height to be consistent throughout the unit, which added
to the timeline.

Druschel admitted that he ordered the wrong
tub size because he assumed the space could accommodate a standard unit, but it in fact was a
larger, more unusual size.
"We had to order another tub, which was hard
to get in and out of there - especially since it was
cast iron," he added.
Another challenge was that the client was out of
town for the majority of the project,so there were lots
of phone calls and pictures emailed back and forth.
"She trusted me since I had done another project for her, and there were a lot of things I didn't
even call her about - although of course there
were some I did have to consult with her on," said
Druschel. "Some decisions I made on my own,
and she was happy with all of them."


CABINET HARDWARE:
Amerock; CABINETS &
HOOD: Omega Cabinetry;
COUNTERTOPS: Cambria;
DISHWASHER: Fisher &
Paykel; FAUCET: Moen;
RANGE: Wolf

MASTER BATH

ACCENT, SHOWER TUB
FLOOR TILE: Crossville;
CABINET HARDWARE:
Amerock; CABINETS:

Omega Cabinetry;

COUNTERTOPS: Pompeii
Quartz; OVERALL FLOOR
TILE: Happy Floors;
TUB FILLER: Brizo; TUB:

BainUltra

GUEST BATH

SHOWER WALL NICHE:
Happy Floors; SHOWER
WALL TILE: Crossville

CHALLENGE 4: GUEST BATH HEADACHES

According to the designer, one of the guest bathrooms was supposed to be
a tub-to-shower remodel, but they were unable to accommodate a shower
because of unforeseen structure limitations. The drain line diameter in the
slab was smaller in size than a tub drain, which also caused its own set of issues.
"Typically when we encounter this, we put a pipe reducer coupling on to
transition it," said Druschel, "however, we couldn't chip or cut the slab, so we
had to stay with the same location and pipe diameter."
The usual placement of the recessed shower niche had to be relocated
because of an unmovable cast-iron plumbing stack. The designer moved it
to stretch around the corner instead, which turned out to be a clever solution
the client loved.

LEFT In the guest bath, the

shower niche wraps around
the side instead of taking
up its standard placement
because of an unforeseen
plumbing stack.

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Editor’s Note
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NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
30 Under 30
Hot Topic
Better Business
Design for Wellness
KBIS 2020
Small Spaces
Design With
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Before & After
What’s Hot
Custom elements create a dream-worthy house for a busy family
Prototype home celebrates biophilic & low-carbon design
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