A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) such as Kevin Vick can help you remodel your home using universal design concepts. Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change. Special thanks to Januari Works, Interior Designer and owner of Design Works in Houston, for her expertise with this project.
The project’s goal was to modify a bathroom for aging-in-place and to customize the space for for their taste and lifestyle. A garden tub was removed and space was made for a curb-less roll-in shower. Special features of this remodel include custom cabinets with in-drawer charging station, custom framed vanity mirrors to match cabinets and trim, specially fabricated Fantasy brown 3 cm vanity counter with seamless look. Additional aging-in-place features in this master bath include a curbless roll in shower, grab bars in shower and toilet room, in wall soap and shampoo niche, frameless glass shower- 6′ high back and side splash and custom radius bench seat. LED lighting is placed throughout this bath. In addition, a skylight was installed to bring in natural light.
- Custom cabinetry with in drawer charging station
- Fantasy Brown 3cm granite countertop specially fabricated with a seamless look.
- Frameless and curb-less roll in shower with grab bars and custom radius bench in same granite as countertops
- In wall shower niche
- Linear low profile shower drain placement against wall – “no trip design”
- Hansgrohe Thermostatic push button shower control with Anti Scald safety stop for 2 outlets, both the handheld shower and rainhead
- Custom framed vanity mirrors to match cabinets and trim
- Separate toilet room with grab bars
- Skylight installed to bring in natural light especially over shower
- LED lighting throughout