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WELLNESS DESIGN

All in the Details

A few elements go a long way in giving a master bath
a h e a l t h y, s a f e a n d a e s t h e t i c a l l y p l e a s i n g u p d a t e

AN EMPTY-NESTER HOUSTON COUPLE in their 50s were looking to upgrade
their master bath with a fresh look and easy-to-maintain surfaces. Designer
Cecilia Pacheco had completed projects for the homeowners over the years,
so it was only natural that they trusted her with their most recent renovation.
Along with incorporating aging-in-place, sustainable and wellness elements,
Pacheco's other goals were to remove the 12-in. by 12-in. dated tiles and the
wall-to-wall mirrors.

ABOVE For the walls, the

designer chose a low-VOC
Harmony paint from SherwinWilliams that contains new
technology to help improve
indoor quality. The manmade
porcelain on the rest of the
walls and the quartzite countertops are easy to maintain.

MAKING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING JOB ONE

The wife said at the beginning of the project that she has bad allergies. As the
designer is familiar with that condition, she paid close attention to improving
the home's indoor air quality and installed a central air purifying system to
eliminate contaminants.
Pacheco also suggested a dehumidifier - an inexpensive addition that can
cut down dust mites in the air and prevent mold and mildew growth - and the
clients already had a water filter in the shower, which reduces exposure to such
chemicals as chlorine.
To connect with nature indoors and enhance the mood, the designer incorporated plenty of natural lighting with outside views in the master bath.
"Caring for the mind is equally as important as caring for the body,"she added.

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Pacheco also enhanced the space with plenty
of indoor plants when she learned that they can
reduce common household chemicals like benzene,
formaldehyde and ammonia. In addition to the
daylighting, the designer specified recessed LED
task lighting above the vanity, which she says is
dimmable to give the homeowners added control
over their environment.
ADDING SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

By CHELSIE BUTLER

Although Pacheco's clients didn't want to undergo an
extensive aging-in-place renovation, they did agree
to a few sensible changes,including a grab bar in the
toilet room and one across from the showerhead.
"I like to implement grab bars in every project
because they are necessary not only for the elderly
but also when an unexpected surgery or injury occurs," said the designer.
She specified slip-resistant porcelain tile for the
overall bathroom and used non-slip, textured tile

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
Favorites
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Show Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - CEDIA Expo
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - KBIS 2021
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Color Find
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Wellness Design
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