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We completed this project for a retired gentleman and his wife, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. So, safety and ease of use were our primary concerns. Accordingly, the new design offered an accessible walk-in tub, shower, vanity, storage, and toilet. We also updated the lighting and added an energy-efficient, secure and easily operable window.

To address the clients’ needs, we accomplished the following:

  • We installed universal-design cabinetry for the vanity areas, using hickory wood to match the existing kitchen cabinets. We placed his sink in a base vanity cabinet, while we suspended her sink in the granite countertop between the pony wall and the drawer base vanity. The suspended sink enables use of the sink from a wheelchair – when needed.
  • We installed a jetted, walk-in tub for therapy and safety reasons, selecting a tub that provided every necessary feature: faucet, hand held faucet, whirlpool jets, heater, seat, and grab bars. We reduced the size of the window above the old tub and installed a new triple-pane, double-locking window. For safety and security, we installed a tempered-glass window, which included a film that allowed light, but not sight, through the glass. The film’s rain pattern matched the pattern on the existing back door glass.
  • We installed a barrier-free, roll-in shower with a flip down seat. For easy maintenance and use we added a heavy, mold-and-mildew-resistant, accordion, magnetized door with a second handle. We also added grab bars for safety and a “shower tower”, which included a hand-held shower and body jets.
  • We removed the existing, built-in, linen closet and installed a linen cabinet that matched the vanities, which we turned to face the walkway for easier access.
  • For safer and easier access to the toilet, we removed the wall between the water closet and the vanity and built a pony wall in its place. We also installed grab bars on either side of the toilet.
  • We installed and sealed granite countertops for easy maintenance, durability and beauty. For style and function, we added surface-mounted, mirrored, medicine cabinets over each sink.
  • We added 300-watt sconces over each sink and six-inch recessed cans for additional lighting.
  • We installed a porcelain floor with a rougher finish safety, beauty, durability, and maintenance.

Our Process

When you consult with us on our services, we go through each step in detail so you know exactly what to expect.
Project Analysis
A Project Consultant will schedule an in-home consultation to learn more about your vision for your project and then will create a plan that matches your needs and budget.
We will flesh out your project’s details and provide conceptual drawings for our design team so construction documents can be generated and approved, allowing the project to move forward.
Building Services
During the construction phase of your project, your Project Consultant and Superintendent will meet with you regularly to keep you up to date every step of the way.
Project Close Out
A final walk through and punch list will be completed prior to the close of your project.
Legacy Design Build Remodeling
From the moment we met the staff until the very end, we trusted that we chose the best team.
Lara E.
Phoenix, AZ