Room additions are always a big part of the J&J Construction portfolio. This charming first-floor suite is thoughtfully outfitted with features for aging in place and general comfort. You’ll see lots of design inspiration in this spotlight, ranging from accessible bathroom design to mixing stone and tile textures.
Our design team partnered with the homeowners to create a private living space for an older relative. Working around a paint palette of blues and greens, there’s a hint of the great outdoors within the rooms. Benjamin Moore’s Dolphin Blue is the anchor – this calming color has a hint of gray. The richness of the shade creates a crisp contrast with the white doors and trim.
On the floors, NuCore Performance Luxury Vinyl in Regal Forge gives the looks and feel of real wood, with the added benefits of being waterproof and highly durable. All the shades and wear of weathered barnwood are present, without the bumps and ridges – important for safe movement around the space. As a bonus, this cork-backed flooring is warm and reduces noise.
In the well-appointed bathroom, a number of design features assist with the process of daily living. As we discussed in our recent Aging In Place blog, simple changes can provide comfort and independence.
Here, the homeowners selected wall paint in Sap Green. This modern take on the grassy hue is soft and inspired by nature. It’s a perfect counterpart for the lakeside feel of the other room. The vanity, by Bertch, also adds to the woody feel. Bertch’s Shale stain is a deeper shade that still lets the beauty of wood grain peek through. The simple Villager door style works perfectly here.
On top, you’ll see granite with plenty of pattern and contrast. Himalayan granite is a wonderful way to add interest to compact counter areas, with its rich swirls of multi-toned gray. It also plays well with nickel finishes – like the one on the Kohler Devonshire Single Handle Faucet and the drawer pulls. One of our most popular sink choices is also seen here: Kohler’s Oval Caxton sink.
The spacious shower incorporates accessibility features that anyone can appreciate. First, the seat – topped with the same Himalayan granite as the countertop. Above, a wall inset creates storage for bath supplies – eliminating clutter. The short wall allowed for the installation of a grab bar next to the Kohler Highline Comfort Height Elongated toilet.
Shower fixtures in the glass-enclosed space include Kohler Devonshire in Polished Chrome with coordinating handheld and Moen Grab Bars. These have been angled to assist with movement up or down from the shower seat.
Finishing up the gray-infused bathroom color scheme is a mix of tile choices. Simple touches like these are an ingenious way to change the look and feel of shower enclosures. First, the shower wall tile: Fray Pearl 12×24 – with 1 row of Fray Stripe Cold added as a border. This breaks up the blank vertical space and creates a more inviting feel. Floor tile in Fray Smoke 12×24 adds another shade of gray to the carefully curated blend.
On the exterior, our remodeling team ensured that the new room addition flowed seamlessly into the existing house. New siding – LP Granite Peak – was installed to ensure a perfect match. The roof was finished with Owens-Corning Duration Onyx Black Shingles.