There are many reasons homeowners ultimately decide on a bathroom renovation: more space, new footprint, or more modern finishes just to name a few. This Aurora family welcomed a relative to their recently purchased home, but in order for the bathroom to work for their family member, it needed to be senior-friendly. This included creating more space to move around and a tub-to-shower conversion for easy access.
Additionally, our team built out a laundry room in the mother-in-law suite, relocating the washer and dryer from the utility area to a space closer to the bedrooms. Convenience was top of this family’s priority list, and we delivered beautiful results that will allow every member to live in comfort.
We began by removing the awkward doorway separating the vanity from the toilet and bathtub/shower combination. Doing this created a straight path and opened up the space, imperative for someone who requires accessibility.
It was necessary in this case to relocate the toilet, a Kohler Highline Comfort Height design. Standard chair height and an elongated toilet provide maximum comfort.
The floor, wall, and shower tiles are 12×24 Breccia in White Matte. The laundry room boasts this same style and color combination. This tile brand and design adds a touch of luxury to any home with effortless sophistication. It’s important to use tiles in a variety of ways in your bathroom because they’re easy to clean, resilient, and come in a variety of tones and types. By using the same tile on both the floor and walls, we created a cohesive look.
The previous vanity was outdated and not functional, so we’ve removed this vanity and replaced it with one with plenty of storage and a recessed custom medicine cabinet. This is a Bertch cabinet in cobalt blue. Pops of color are currently a popular trend in bathroom design. We love this blue color in bathrooms.
Take notice of the classic chrome knobs also from Bertch and the beautiful HanStone countertop in Specchio White quartz. This uniformed color choice is cream sprinkled with flecks of taupe, gray, and beige, and it pairs nicely with many different cabinet styles and colors. This vanity light is a Patriot Olympia. For a closer look at bathroom lighting check out this blog.
While cabinets and quartz countertops allow for beautiful aesthetics, your bathroom sink and faucet combo need to be considered as well. You’re going to use this every day, so it must be stylish and functional. This rectangle sink is a Kohler Caxton, and the single-handle faucet is a Kohler Devonshire. Both selections are simple, streamlined, and versatile. It’s easy to clean with a sleek look and modern yet timeless design.
The tub/shower combination had to go. Seniors rarely have use for a tub, and it’s much more important to install a walk-in shower for accessibility. We also removed the soffit over the shower, which was just unutilized space.
This shower offers many grab-bars, a shower bench, and a handheld shower head. These features are sure to make bathing easy for this family’s relative. Replicating the vanity faucet, the shower plumbing includes a handheld showerhead from Kohler Devonshire.
The corner shelves are Schulter Triangle Wave in the Cream color. Corner shelves do not take up a great deal of space, but provide much-needed storage. Grab bars are essential for any senior’s shower. These bars are from Moen . The shower floor tile is also in Breccia White Matte, but in a 2×2 mosaic design. Smaller sized tiles are often preferred on shower floors to make it easier for water to flow toward the drain properly.
We’ve selected Benjamin Moore Regal brand paint in Breath of Fresh Air for both this bathroom and laundry room. Click HERE to get a more detailed live view of this beautiful renovation.
If you’d like more information on our remodeling process, or specifically how to make your bathroom accessible for yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a phone consultation. To see additional project spotlights for inspiration, click HERE.