NKBA's 2012 Design Competition Winner: Before and After Bath
Bright blue and beautifully spacious, this bathroom is a breath of fresh air and natural light. This fantastic before and after design followed specific guidelines for a client with medical needs. The entire design was based around a ceiling hoisting system that can bring the client safely from his bed to the toilet or shower without trouble. With only two walls for the shower, it allows access to both sides for emergency and a digital controller to be programmed for water temperature. Overhead and removable shower heads allow for both movement and luxury and two windows installed in the outward facing shower wall allows natural light to pass through to the bedroom. Based on the existing footprint, details such as custom vanities with storage and bi-fold, sliding doors, a wall of closets with glass French doors and three transoms to allow for light and privacy without window coverings, are just some of the newly incorporated aspects of the design. This bathroom is the perfect marriage of functionality and aesthetics.