Piecing it All Together

One of the beautiful things about living on the water is the amazing waterfowl and wildlife we see right outside of our door. This eagle is one of several that frequent the shorelines of the C&D Canal, watching for opportunities to feast on fish.



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We opted to install tile floors in our bathrooms. We selected tile that was not slippery for safety purposes. To give the area visual appeal, we chose a more dramatic tile. Here is the initial layout for the main bath.


This is the final tile layout for the main bath.

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In keeping with the EverLife Design requirements, we sought to keep the main bath accessible. Here you can see the final product, which shows the accessible vanity area. The commode is set at the “comfort height,” which is an 18-inch seat height. The commodes are also WaterSense approved, meaning they use less than 1.3 gallons per flush. The walls surrounding the commodes have already been reinforced with extra blocking in the event that we ever need to install grab bars.


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 The master bath we designed using no-slip tile on the floors, with a river rock finish in the shower. One challenge in designing an accessible bath is creating a no-step entry into shower areas. Tony thought this issue through and designed the framing in a way to make our shower a curbless entry. Note that our shower pan has been specially designed to be recessed into the floor to create a no-step entry. We call this our “drive through” shower.


We chose Gary Ritter, of Ritter Tile, as our tile installer. Here, Gary painstakingly pieces in the edging for the master bath shower.


The final product. As you can see, Gary did a great job for us. You can reach Ritter Tile at (610) 998-0300.

Check out the feature story on the EverLife Design home in the Home and Garden section of the February issue of Delaware Today magazine.

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