September 2015 Newsletter

What’s going on at Michael F. Simon Builders?

This month’s featured project is a complete bathroom makeover that truly brought some new life into the master bathroom in this home. This particular project is the third part of this home that we have helped update in the past year and a half. The homeowners have a list of projects that they would like to do and are working with us to complete them one at a time.

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We started the bathroom remodel by removing all the existing cabinets and flooring. The existing shower was then also removed along with one section of the subfloor to allow the new shower drain and water lines to be installed.

When that piece of subflooring was removed, we ran into an unexpected issue. 19 years ago, when the house was originally built, the plumber had cut the top chord of the floor joists. This was completely detrimental to the floor joists structural integrity. After consulting an engineer, we were able to sister alongside the joist and restore its strength to support the new larger shower.

Once the repairs were completed and the new plumbing was properly run, we closed the floor back up and began installation of the new products. Beautiful painted cabinets with upgraded, full-extension soft close glides were used along with quartz countertops.

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The master closet was also updated with a new EasyTrack shelving system. This allowed the homeowners to more effectively use the wall space while also providing a sturdier alternative to the existing wire rack system.

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The new shower is just one of the focal points of this updated bathroom. The large tiles along with the glass accent band look great behind the extra thick, barn door style, glass sliding door. This door is elegant and smooth to operate, as well as being functional. The shower also features a built-in corner bench and recessed niche to hold soaps and hair products.

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Another focal point is the pair of patined Kohler Lilies Lore sinks. These cast-bronze sinks raise the level of luxury with their organic and intricate floral pattern. The grid drain is built into the basin surface, offering a seamless bowl with a continuous pattern. Over time, the patina will deepen to a warm brown finish to reflect the movement of water.


What once was a plain, stark looking space is now a beautifully designed room with just the right amount of texture, color contrast, and luxury features. We are happy to have once again worked with such a great client, and are excited to help them plan their next remodeling project.

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