2007 CotY Awards Winner, Residential Bath $30,000-60,000: Hip Renovation Plan Introduces 1980s Bath to 21st Century Style

The 1980s lived large in this period bath, and it was Sacramento, CA-based Ps Construction’s task to bring the “Decade of Me” to a close, a dozen or so years after the fact.

The tear-down required jackhammering, digging out the old plumbing lines and moving the existing fixtures prior to the construction of what the firm dubbed the “pièce de résistance”: the completely tiled curved shower.

Enclosed in a configuration that resembled a corridor, the original bath plan was impractical. The new design called for a much more wide-open format, and included the removal of swinging doors in the shower to make the rest of the bath more accessible. It also had the effect of creating expanded dry-off space within the shower itself. Kohler’s Taboret showerhead and wand were specified because their shape allowed the oddly-shaped shower to accommodate any occupant.

The design included glass tiles by Elements, identified by the designers as the most “significant” product used in the bath. The tiles appear extensively and match another visible accent, the stripe painted in a complementary color around the perimeter walls.

The dark walnut cabinetry by Asa’s Cabinetry is topped with Sant’Agostino granite, selected to contrast with the tile accents.

Amerock and Baldwin hard-ware were selected to match the Kohler Taboret sink handles, which are featured with an undercounter sink by Ladena.

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