29 May May 2013 Newsletter
May 2013 edition
Welcome! In this issue: Bathroom renovation reveal; Q&A with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
Master Bathroom Renovation Reveal
Several months back, we started to report on an upcoming master suite renovation. We’re happy to be able to reveal the finished master bathroom!
BEFORE & AFTER:
The renovation was achieved by gutting the entire room – down to the bare framing and concrete. In total, the renovation consisted of the following:
Custom Vanity and Floating Shelves
Soft-close, easy-release Blum hardware connects the drawers to the vanity, making it very simple to remove the drawers if necessary to reach the plumbing. The vanity is finished in a dark brown stain with wide rectangular drawer pulls.
The countertop of the vanity is solid walnut with a gloss finish. The matching floating shelves provide both an aesthetic and functional element to the space between the vanity and shower. On the shelves, the homeowner’s antique apothecary jars hold various bathroom essentials.
You may have noticed that the faucets are set up as mirror images of one another – as in, the control to turn the water on is on the left side of the leftmost faucet, and on the right side of the rightmost. This setup required some special plumbing assistance from our friends at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing (see the Education Corner below for a Q&A with The Punctual Plumbers!) Benjamin Franklin modified the plumbing of one of the faucets to move the control to the opposite side. How cool is that?
As a special feature this month, the Education Corner is a Q&A session with Linda Stanfield, CEO of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Chandler, Arizona.