Last Look With Judy Gooch

The designer showcases the aging-in-place updates she made to a master bath in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Recent empty nesters, these busy Oak Ridge, TN professionals wanted to upgrade their 25-year-old master bath with a large shower, aging-in-place amenities and a relaxing environment. Designer Judy Gooch redesigned the master bath, incorporating their wishes into a fresh space.

1. In the redesign, I replaced the tub with a luxurious shower and moved the toilet to the former shower location. To create privacy for the window, which would now be inside the shower, I collaborated with a local stained glass artist to design a breathtaking stained-glass window (properly waterproofed) using colorless textured glass. The glass we chose created enough opaqueness for privacy while allowing light to flood the bathroom in an ethereal manner. I love the calming effect you feel when entering the space!

2. Opposite the shower, taupe stained Shaker-style cabinetry and taupe/white granite countertops were selected for his-and-her separate vanities. Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter wall paint was chosen to surround the space with a calming warmth. Kohler’s Margaux collection in Polished Nickel was chosen for all plumbing fixtures and accessories, adding a sophisticated modern flair throughout the bathroom. New LED lighting on dimmers was incorporated throughout the room for lighting control. 

3. To accommodate aging-in-place requests, I designed the new shower with a thermostatic temperature control, two grab bars, a long shower seat under the window, low curb and a handheld shower. A water-repellent finish was added to the tempered shower doors, and large porcelain tiles that resembled marble were chosen for the shower walls and floor for ease of maintenance. Ditra Heat, installed under the porcelain floor tile for added comfort and safety, has become the homeowners’ favorite feature, which they describe as decadent!


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Judy Gooch

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