Tag Archives: Bathroom remodel

Design A Fabulous Shower

Showering has become a luxurious experience. With many new fixtures and systems available today, it is easy to bring a spa-like experience into your own home. The multitude of options available can become daunting to a homeowner embarking on a bathroom remodel. It is important to understand the type of showerhead or showering system that best fits your needs when designing a new shower in your home.

Standard showerhead

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The standard showerhead can come as a fixed showerhead that is permanently installed on the wall or as a hand-held showerhead on a bar with a flexible hose which allows for adjustable height and option to be hand held.  The standard showerhead allows for a variety of spray patterns and options, such as pulse,  massage, wide spray, directed spray, etc.  The standard showerhead is also available in a low-flow model which helps with energy efficiency by reducing the amount of water that is used with each shower.

Rain shower

032213_H2D_04The rain showerhead simulates the experience of standing outside in the rain.  The showerhead allows for a high volume of water to flow with an even, gentle shower.  The rain shower head does not allow the user to change flow pressure.  A rain showerhead can be installed on the wall and is also available as a ceiling mounted unit.

Ceiling Mounted Shower Tile/Panel

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The ceiling mounted shower tile or shower panel is installed flush with the ceiling of the shower.  This type of showerhead provides a similar experience to the rain showerhead with a large volume of water simulating rain.  The shower tile/panel comes in a variety of sizes and some types even provides options for light and sound.  The shower tile provides a clean, contemporary look in the shower and visually disappears with the ceiling.

Body Sprays

2013Nov_H2D_Web_020The bodyspray provides a spray that is directed to a specific location.  The bodysprays are typically mounted on the wall flush with the tile.  They are located to provide targeted spray for a specific location, such as runners tired legs or aching backs.   The bodysprays come with options for direct spray and other types provide options for adjustability of the spray.

 

 

Other showering options may include steam showers, digital shower controls, multiple shower heads or multiple types of showerheads.

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Crown Hill Kitchen and Bathroom remodel

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This kitchen and bathroom remodel was completed for a couple in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The couple has lived in the house for years and had been planning to update the original kitchen and bathroom. The goals included … Continue reading

Innis Arden View House

H2D Architecture + Design has been working closely with an Innis Arden family on a major whole house remodel and addition project.  They recently purchased the home after it being a rental for many years.  The home has great potential – fabulous large site, sweeping views of the Puget Sound, and good original construction to build from.  The design goals are to add a master suite with a deck overlooking the Puget Sound, new kitchen, powder room, additional bathroom, and reconfigure the existing spaces on the lower floor.  This active family spends much of their time outdoors, so creating a connection to the outdoors is critical in this project.

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Bridle Trails Farmhouse

The Bridle Trails farmhouse sits in a quiet, wooded neighborhood of Bellevue.  The urban site feels very rural with horses running in the field next door.  H2D Architecture + Design has been working with this family to design a studs-out remodel for the kitchen and several spaces on the main floor, in addition to several bathrooms on the upper floor.  The homeowners style is urban chic and they are envisioning new clean, unique spaces in their home.

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Woodridge Whole House Remodel

H2D Architecture + Design’s most recently completed project is a whole house remodel in the Woodridge neighborhood of Bellevue.  The project began with the client’s vision to bring more light into the main floor and open

 up the spaces to the backyard.  The design evolved into a wonderful open plan connecting the kitchen, dining, living, and recreation area.  All the spaces opened up to the backyard.  The kitchen was remodeled with new cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.  White oak flooring was installed throughout the main floor.  The master suite was remodeled to include a bedroom with balcony overlooking the back yard, walk-in closet, and master bathroom.  The master bathroom includes a steam shower, new cabinetry, and Novustone countertops.

Contractor: Robert Burns, Envision Homes

Cabinetry:  Superior Cabinets

Countertops:  Novustone and others

Photos by: Sean Balko, Filmworks Studio

 

Northgate Kitchen Remodel

H2D Architecture + Design has recently completed a kitchen remodel in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle.  The couple purchased the home several years ago with the goal of remodeling the awkward existing kitchen (see the before photo below!).  The design goals were to open the space to create a more functional kitchen, bring in more natural light, and provide a space for the couple to enjoy cooking and entertaining.

Construction:  Gaspar’s Construction

Cabinetry:  Architectural Cabinets

Countertop:  Corian Countertop

Range:  Blue Star

Photos by: Chris Watkins Photography

Bellevue Addition and Remodel

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H2D Architecture + Design recently completed this major remodel and addition to a Bellevue home.  The family came to H2D with a vision of remodeling the master suite, fixing an existing leaky balcony, and creating an outdoor living area with a hot tub gazebo and large deck.  As construction began, the project grew to great proportions when the contractor discovered that a previous addition to the rear of the home was not connected to the existing house.  The result of this discovery was that the whole rear of the house needed to be removed due to the unsound existing construction.  Through some immediate, creative planning, the dilemma turned out to have some positive benefits.  The new rear addition allowed for a larger master suite, guest bedroom, office space, and guest bathroom, while maintaining the expansive outdoor living area and gazebo.

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Photos by: Chris Watkins Photography