Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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piece. The craƁsman in me really enjoyed creating a sculpted work of art. The shelving unit in the room also has a live-edge floating countertop to match the desk. Despite the large windows, lighting was in- consistent in both rooms. Brian added a layered, multidimensional lighting plan, dispersing light throughout the rooms, accenting artwork and add- ing depth. Hidden in the plaster ceiling was the original heating pipes, which created a challenge for placing recessed lights. To avoid removing the ceiling, we turned the heat off in the room over- night. In the morning, we turned the heat back on and used an infrared camera to map out the loca- tion of the pipes. Then, we were able to surgically place the lights in the ceiling without damaging the heating system. The original ensuite bathroom was outdated, dark and cramped. We created a spa-quality show- er, using two frameless glass panels set in concrete to give the small space a feeling of openness. Tiered limestone—also found in the home's landscaping and master bathroom—seamlessly cascades down the shower wall with thin pieces jutting out for shelves. We installed uplighting to flood the stone wall of the shower and added a lit niche to feature a favorite art piece. A slotted drain gives the effect of the water naturally spilling over the edge—the same effect as the concrete formed vanity basin. I am very fortunate to work with designers like Brian and homeowners who trust me to build their vision. There is great satisfaction in having the free- dom to create something that is not only beautiful but also functional and unique. Paul Driessen, master craftsman and owner of Timber Innovations, began as a traditionally trained woodworker. Today, Driessen and his skilled team of craftsmen and women are recognized, respected and recommended by the industry and their peers in home construction and remodeling. For 25 years, architects and homeowners have trusted Driessen and his Timber Innovations team to build their vision in any architectural or design style. Brian William Nelson works in healthcare architecture and interiors. In his award-winning 20-year career, he has helped improve the healing process for patients with a focus on green design and biophilia. In addition to his healthcare work at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, he occasionally gets to indulge in residential work such as this project. BEFORE AFTER DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK 40 February 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com

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