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Modern spa bath designed for all family members to comfortably use modern-bathroom
 

Modern spa bath designed for all family members to comfortably use

Modern bath featuring Universal Design including designer grab bars in polished chrome that double as towel bars, roll-in shower, linear drain, fold-down Ipe shower seat, Grohe Icon hand shower, LED lighting that indicates temperature of vanity faucet and rain shower, LED toe kick lighting, LED task lighting, Dyson hand dryer, and recessed mirrored wall cabinets.
Photo Credit: Take 1 Media Creations LLC and Michelle Turner/BY DESIGN
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Dottie Youngerman wrote:
What are the dimensions? Both bathroom and shower stall??
   Comment   August 18, 2014
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Aloha and thank you for asking about the size of this unique bath.

The overall size of the bath was 60" wide by 11.5' long. We stole an extra foot from the bedroom to widen the toilet and shower area.

We used an angle wall to transition to the added space, which houses the Dyson hand dryer with a recessed mirrored cabinet above. The mirror is view-able from the shower for men who like to shave in the shower.
August 18, 2014 at 1:39PM   
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paninky wrote:
Nicely done! Are grab bars the Contempo or Cubix, pls - by Jaclo. Thanks!
   Comment   August 15, 2014
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@paninky - Smart you!

Yes, Contempo by Jaclo. They still look good today, some 3 years later. They work well as grab bars and towel bars.

We all know how many times a towel bar has been reached for as a grab bar and the usual result is wall damage plus bodily injury.

Thank you for the compliment!
August 15, 2014 at 1:04PM   
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Charlie Lockwood wrote:
What's the orange globe in the shower?
   Comment   February 15, 2014
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Aloha and thank you for asking. That is a custom cast glass art piece from a local artisan in Hawaii. We installed LED lighting behind it which is controlled by a wall switch. The client wanted to effect the vision of the sun setting on a smoggy L.A. day. There is a second art piece installed behind the basin faucet.
February 19, 2014 at 1:43PM     
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avamagnus wrote:
Grout color? - Do you happen to know the grout color of the floor tile? Thanks!
   Comment   February 6, 2014
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Aloha, We are pretty certain it was "charcoal."
February 6, 2014 at 7:40PM   
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Roberts Construction wrote:
Nicely appointed ! - who's grab bars are those?
   Comment   February 6, 2014
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Aloha, and thank you for asking. These lovely designer grab bars are from Jaclo. We highly recommend them.
February 6, 2014 at 7:14PM     
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I appreciate you taking time to respond, cheers!
February 10, 2014 at 8:56AM   
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elseeeeeeee wrote:
Small zen shower - What is the dark grey tile please?
   Comment   May 1, 2013
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Aloha and thank you for asking.
The lower tiles are a polished 12x24 porcelain called "Basalt."
We purchased this through CTM in Los Angeles.
The tile is highly polished and has a 3D look to it. Very pretty. Very interesting.
And the best thing of all, the water spots rub right off without major scrubbing.
May 1, 2013 at 9:59AM     
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Tyson Escoto wrote:
Fold up seat - Material?
   Comment   April 1, 2013
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Aloha Tyson and thank you for asking,
The fold-down shower seat is part of the Invisia Collection and the wood species is Brazilian Walnut, also known as Ipe. It is a dense tropical hardwood and perfect for this application.
Here is a link to the Invisia Collection: http://www.invisiacollection.com/serenaseat.html
And a couple of photos of this shower seat a year after installation...still looking great!
April 1, 2013 at 8:59PM     
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geoffgibbon wrote:
Seat install - Does the seat have to be mounted to wall studs?
   Comment   January 4, 2013
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Aloha Geoff and thanks for your question!
Yes, absolutely the seat must be installed into studs. No doubt.
Many times we will add full backing in the range of shower seats and grab bars for future installation as well. This way, our clients may add a seat or grab bar at a later date without much issue.
I think you will find that all shower seats require installation into a stud (or solid backing) to ensure a safe installation.
All the best!
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January 4, 2013 at 7:56PM   
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cookgirl wrote:
fold-down shower seat material - Shower seat comes in powder coat grey, chrome or nickel plate. Either plate is much more expensive. Which finish did you pick and why? Thanks
   Comment   December 14, 2012
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Thank you!
You are correct, the Serena Seat has a higher capacity rating which was also a consideration in this project.
I was prepping the home for owner arrival yesterday and snapped this quick photo to show an update 1 year later...still looking great!
December 17, 2012 at 10:28AM   
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Thanks for the photo. We'll be installing 2 of the 18 in. seats side by side in a small 4 ft x4 ft. steam shower. It's good to know the wood is so durable.
December 17, 2012 at 10:39AM     
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caromtl wrote:
What kind of marble is that ? Thank you.
   Comment   September 15, 2012
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Aloha and thank you for asking about this amazing bath; it was a fun project!
There is no marble but here are the included materials:
The floor is a natural stone, black quartzite. The client loves the dark color and the uneven texture. We brushed the tiles that were used in the shower in order to provide additional slip co-efficiency.
The lower walls are a polished porcelain basalt, a dark grey high polished tile.
The upper walls are a honed and filled vein-cut silver travertine.
The accent backlit "sun" is a custom artist's cast glass with LED lighting.
Thank you again for your interest in our project photos :-)
September 15, 2012 at 11:22PM     
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eileenks wrote:
Floor tile? - Can you tell me the maker and color of the floor tile and where I can purchase? Thank you!! Super cool bathroom!
   Comment   August 9, 2012
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Aloha and thank you for asking about this amazing bath; it was a fun project!
Thank you for the compliment :-)
The floor is a natural stone, black quartzite. The client loves the dark color and the uneven texture. We brushed the tiles that were used in the shower in order to provide additional slip co-efficiency.
If we were to do this all over again, we may have opted for a DalTile porcelain called Era. It comes in a very dark grey/black called Olos and would require much less maintenance than the natural stone. The Era series comes in a polished, matte (unpolished) and structured finish. The matte provides plenty of slip co-efficiency for Universal Design and the structured finish would be excellent for the shower area.
Overall, the natural stone is very nice and the uneven textures are unique and interesting.
August 10, 2012 at 12:04AM   
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Rita Hawkins wrote:
where can I obtain a drain as the one in the picture? - I have a sun deck I've build and need a drain. The one in the picture is perfect. By the way Great Job Beautiful shower
   Comment   July 9, 2012
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I would really like to see a picture that shows the entrance to the shower, is it a roll in, completely flat?
July 12, 2013 at 2:17PM   
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Yes, it is a roll in (no curb).
Here are the only two photos I could find that show the entrance to the shower. I wish their were better ones.
July 12, 2013 at 2:27PM   
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