After completing an Ensuite Bath and a first floor WC for these Montclair clients, they asked for help with their young child's bathroom. The shower curtain set-up didn’t keep shower water in the tub. The wall tile in the tub/shower had come loose causing leaks onto the ceiling below. The existing wood window (sashes, sill, apron, casing) was on its way to rotting. The clients didn't like the materials or colors. The odd tiled cabinet at the end of the tub created awkward storage.
- The new Pella fiberglass awning window was raised up for privacy and to avoid most of the shower spray. All wood trim around the window and the sill was replaced with stone.
- A larger tub was selected and flipped around to a right hand drain, making access to plumbing controls more convenient. A hand shower was added to the main shower head. A stone seat or shelf is at the end of the tub.
- A modern frameless sliding glass door keeps water in - no more splashing on the floor!
- Recessed tiled niche to store bath grooming products and bath toys.
- A large linen closet was built in the adjacent hall so the vanity and medicine cabinet are sufficient storage for this bathroom.
- Sustainable elements include: dual-flush toilet, WaterSense certified plumbing products, CARB-2 compliant vanity, GreenGuard certified paint, the ceramic wall tile contains pre- and post-consumer recycled content and is labeled by the manufacturer as ZeroTox (zero VOCs, PVCs, phthalates, asbestos or formaldehyde). In addition, we reused the wall lights, radiator and the medicine cabinet. The old vanity, countertop, sink and faucet were donated.
- The gender neutral materials brighten up the space: white 4x8 wall tile, pale grey penny round floor tile, white plumbing fixtures, sparkly white countertop, and pale blue walls. Pops of fun color are seen in the blue/gray/aqua vanity, orange towels and fabulous surfing poster from California artist Jake Early.
- Universal design elements include: 12" vertical grab bar at tub entrance, 24” horizontal grab bar at tub back wall, small floor tile creates more grout per square foot for extra slip-resistance.
General Contractor: Jason Aksman, Fine Custom Carpentry