Living in a historic home is a dream for many and the beautiful 19th century houses in Kansas City's midtown area offer all the character, charm and space that one could desire. However, the homes - while certainly large enough - typically aren't optimized for modern living.
The moment is here, everyone! We're thrilled to show off the new bathroom for Tristan, this year's Big Splash Custom Bath Giveaway Recipient.
Four-year-old Tristan was born with Dwarfism. At 31 inches tall, accessing the sink, vanity, toilet and shower in his normal-sized home bathroom was a big problem that would only get more complicated as he grew older and wanted more independence.
Schloegel Design Remodel Designer Ron Webster explains the three most essential features of a modern bathroom remodel.
1. Exhaust Fan
This will make sure all the humidity will leave the bathroom as quickly as possible, as well as reduce any odors in the room.
Schloegel Design Remodel specializes in bathrooms. In fact, that's why we created the Big Splash Custom Bath Giveaway, our annual project in which we remodel a bathroom to make it handicap accessible for a young child with special needs.
But what if you'd like accessible features, without needing a full-blown remodel? You may want to explore universal design, which emphasizes fixtures and layouts that make spaces accessible for people of all abilities.
Who knew talking bathrooms could be so much fun?
Our second Smart Remodeling Workshop, Bathroom Revival: Big Ideas for Your Small Space, was definitely a blast. We had a great turn out of Kansas City area homeowners and enjoyed seeing some old and many new faces.