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RIGHT A 180-degree frameless
glass door and a low curb
prepare this shower for agingin-place needs in the future.
The showerhead has multiple
functions and a sliding bar,
and there is also a hand-held
showerhead that allows for
easy cleaning of the shower,
washing the dog or for seated
bathing.

Because the design team
wanted as much frameless
glass as possible around the
shower, they ended up having
to add a support post from the
top of the shower glass to the
ceiling to allow for a full-glass,
frameless wall and adjoining
shower door.

PRACTICAL DESIGN METHODS

While the clients were not in a hurry to implement aging-in-place elements, they were open
to Leferink's suggestions for some techniques
that would help them in the future. The shower
curb was minimized, and the shower walls were
prepped with backer boards for future grab bar installation.The glass shower door swings both ways
for easy mobility, and one of the multiple showerheads is adjustable for bathing while seated.
Without the hindrance of the glass-block wall,
the shower was enlarged within the existing footprint, and a frameless glass enclosure was used to
bring in as much natural lighting as possible.Two
shampoo niches were installed in the shower for
convenient toiletry storage, and a detailed hourglass tile border was a splurge used to differentiate
them from the rest of the marble tile. To keep
the shower feeling open, the design team added
a moveable teak bench instead of a built-in one.
The idea of a more open but functional design
continued with the vanity, which used to have
two bulky upper cabinetry towers. Instead of optimizing storage, these towers took up precious
counterspace and only provided shelves instead
of drawers with organizational compartments -
making searching for products inside an arduous
task. Instead, a new double vanity - without uppers
- was installed with organizational elements inside.
"The vanity cabinet has an interior electrical
outlet and a special drawer to hold a hair dryer
and curling iron, for example,"said Leferink, who
added that spending more on custom cabinetry
was worth the cost for its functionality. "By adding more drawers and better organization systems
inside, we were able to get rid of the upper cabinets
that divided the sinks previously."

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
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Better Business
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Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - CEDIA Expo
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Before & After
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