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The Boca Renovation started with the Bathrooms and ended with the Kitchen. The homeowner's priority was for a curbless shower in the Master Bathroom. Repairs were needed throughout the remaining five bathrooms, even two full replacements.
Bath two reveals its vulnerability when demo began. The travertine marble shower walls started to crumble revealing over a 2" void between the tiles and the wall. Fortunately we were able to salvage two of the three walls. The wet wall had to be fully replaced. The new plumbing included a thermostatic valve with separate volume controls for the rain shower and the adjustable slide bar with hand held shower head. A new teak bench provides functional and beautiful seating in the shower. A new efficient toilet is at comfortable height. 3/8" frameless tempered glass comprises the shower enclosure. The finish on the trims and grab bar is brushed nickel. New vanity cabinets with Golden Oak granite counter tops, under-mounted lav sink and 8" spread lav faucets are at sink area. A full height mirror with matching molding finishes this elegant bathroom.
The Staff Bath started life with a bathtub, so after removing it, and relocating the drain the new shower was created. The space is charming with the original large scale arched nook tiled in green glass tiles as a true focal point. But if you look further, white beveled subway tiles on the wall and the generous bench topped with creamy white granite with light green veining compliments the scheme. The shower floor is small tiles to provide a higher co-efficient of friction, or in English, non-slip surface, 2x2 tile provides the right C.O.F. The shower door is 3/8" frameless tempered glass. The finish on the trims is brushed nickel. A new efficient toilet is at comfortable height. A new vanity has an under- mounted lav sink and the 8" spread faucets with lever handles. A new vapor proof light in the shower, new high hats in the bathroom ceiling and closet along with a new vanity fixture add sparkle. The new design makes this shower a classic and uber functional.
Yes,the Cottage Bath is both beautiful and functional. This too was a full gut job, down to the studs. It is always interesting what we find during demo and here we found the back wall of the shower had been tiled with travertine right over anther tile wall! Here the plumbing was reconfigured to the back wall so you could sit and enjoy the shower in the newly crafted bench. The volume controls for the rain shower head and hand shower, the thermostatic valve along with a grab bar are finished in oil rubbed bronze. The shower floor is a 12"x12" mesh of small tiles to provide a higher C.O.F. The shower door is 3/8" frameless tempered glass. The vanities finished height are at 36" with the Golden Oak granite counter top, double under-mounted lav sinks, and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. A new efficient toilet is at comfortable height. The full height mirror with matching molding finishes this generously appointed bathroom.
The Master Bath was a challenge. The homeowner only wanted to change the shower since it had a 4 1/2" step down, a very clear problem . After filling in the recess with concrete a sloped shower pan provides for the curbless entry. A new soffit was created for the shower. 3/8" tempered, frameless, double glass doors open 270 degrees allowing full access to the shower, an engineering feat! The double niches hold all shampoos and soaps off the floor. A polished brass rain head, hand held shower, volume controls and thermostatic valve match the existing finish in the bathroom. If the homeowner wants, a bench can easily be incorporated into this shower without compromising the space.The kitchen was old, the appliances were not all working, and the cabinets were falling apart. So, plans were drawn up and work began again. This project took 12 weeks from start to finish. The cabinetry is eco-friendly bamboo plyboo. New soffits were framed to meet the uppers and define the new space. New travertine tiles patched the floor where necessary. The old pantry closet was removed for two new floor to ceiling pantries with pull out shelves, no more digging in the dark to find the olive oil. Every cabinet has something inside, pull out trays, cutlery dividers, recycle center, spice drawers or dish drawer pegs, there is place for everything! New beverage and wine coolers flank the built in refrigerator. The Induction Cook top has been used in Europe for decades and it is now entering the mainstream in the US. The concept here is electromagnetic elements cause iron and magnetic stainless cookware to heat up instantly and with perfectly distributed heat while the surface remains cool. It is so cool, it's fast, precise and energy efficient too! The contemporary vented hood then sucks all the odors away. The kitchen sink really does hold everything with coordinating accessories of contour drain racks, a built in side drain board, chopping board, soap dispenser, Insta-hot, and garbage disposal! The beautiful new 3 cm Sea Foam Gold granite counter top bring more nature into the kitchen. While the full height glass tile backsplashes with no visible outlets or switches brings a modern contrast. The adjacent dining area cabinets were reconfigured to provide a built in look for the TV and tons of storage for stemware, cutlery and electronics. New LED lighting in both areas The desk space received a computer friendly makeover too, uniting the entire space with a 21st century sophistication.