How Showers Have Become a Focal Point in Bathroom Renovations

It wasn't too long ago that separate showers were a convenience but not a necessity in the home. Occasionally, a second bathroom was equipped with only a shower, but that was usually considered a nod to limited space or budget and deemed to be a less than ideal solution. A standard tub with a single shower head, even in a master bath was the norm. Not so any longer.

A custom frameless shower door and enclosure encloses this master shower. The walls are covered with full body porcelain tiles. A combination of a fixed shower head and personal shower provide a choice of showering. The heated shower seat capped with an Alaska White Granite slab provides a place to relax while enjoying the soft spray of warm water.

Today, in luxurious master baths, a large and imposing shower is often the focal point, with or without a freestanding tub. Things have changed dramatically. And the best of today's showers are nothing if not dramatic!

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How to Remodel a Kitchen & Master Bath

A five-foot Galley Sink centered in an Alaska White Granite Countertop is serviced by two Delta faucets providing the heartbeat of this unique prep and serving center. Custom full overlay cabinets by Broken Arrow Woodworks provide a wealth of storage.

Background

Our client’s home was surrounded by a hard to replace collection of mature trees. It was located in a quiet neighborhood that was known for its interesting collection of architectural styles. It had a back yard pool that was perfect for the empty nesters to have family gatherings.

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9 Bathroom Design Trends for 2020

His and her vanities surround a Kohler cast iron whirlpool in this master bathroom. The Euro style frameless cabinets are finished with ten coats of Dupont Automotive Lacquer. Jaclo Faucets and a Kohler cast iron whirlpool are mounted on a cantilevered platform that gives the illusion of the tub being suspended in space. A cathedral ceiling with Velux Skylights provide a tranquil environment for an evening soak under the stars.

Do you remember when the hottest bathroom features were gold-plated swan faucets? Those days are long gone and best forgotten, and other design excesses of the time, including pink marble heart-shaped soaking tubs, are now equally laughable.

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How to Remodel an Outdoor Kitchen

Background 

The Buckingham Group had recently completed both a master bathroom and guest bathroom remodel for our client. We were in the design stages of a kitchen remodel, which was to be the second phase of a planned multiphase total home renovation. The new year had just begun, a new swimming pool was under construction in the back yard when we received a phone call. The owners decided to change direction, placing the kitchen remodel on hold. They felt that the needs of their family and teenage children would be best served by creating a final project in their rear yard. The family dynamics of an outdoor kitchen would close the circle in what they envisioned as an entire outdoor living experience. They felt it would become the centerpiece for both their children’s and family’s social activities.

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