Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAR 2014

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In-home OASIS 16 March 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Bath Solutions | By Laurie Banyay Master bath remodel meets the client's desire for a spa-like retreat T he bathroom is where most people begin and end their days. So it's only natural that a busy professional in an affluent Seattle suburb invested in creating a spa-like oasis in her 400-sq.-ft. master bath. Chermak Construction Inc., Edmonds, Wash., made it happen. Unique material and color selection throughout the space helps create the fusion of contemporary, traditional and rustic features to match the wooded setting where the house sits. ORGANIC MATERIAL One of the bathroom's focal points is the fireplace, which is clad in hammered copper, is glass on three sides for optimal viewing, and whose vent pipe was crafted by a local tradesman. The copper selection plays into the rustic theme, alongside other organic-looking materials such as the cedar ceiling and craftsman-leaded glass in the windows. The fireplace is topped with a Café Imperial marble that complements the granite vanity countertops. Chermak Construction had never installed a fireplace in a bathroom, which presented some technical challenges for installing the mechanical and ventilation elements. In fact, the project scope became extensive, due in part to the fireplace, the entire plumbing and electrical system needed to be replaced. Per the client's request, the fireplace is visible from any angle in the bathroom and also can be seen from the master bedroom through custom- crafted double doors opening into the bathroom. Granite is a dominant mate- rial in the bathroom, chosen for its purple and gold veining. A purple claw foot tub rests atop a Giallo Rio granite platform, banded at the floor by 1- by 1-in. mosaic glass tile. Skylights provide natural light while natural materials like cedar and copper provide the organic feel the client sought. COMPANY INFORMATION Chermak Construction Inc. Edmonds, Wash. Chermak.com Full-time employees: 32 Average annual revenue: $5,387,680 Annual remodeling projects: 350 Residential: 90 percent Commercial: 10 percent Single-family: 92 percent Multifamily: 8 percent Design-build: 40 percent Bid: 60 percent PROJECT INFORMATION Mercer Island, Wash., bathroom remodel PRODUCT INFORMATION Cabinetry: Lockwood Cabinet Toilet: Kallista Shower and Hand-held Shower faucet: Kallista Sink faucet: Kallista AV distribution: Sonos Tile: Crossville QUR_16-19_BathSol314.indd 16 3/3/14 1:45 PM

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