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Jack's Double ShowerInside Jack's shower for two are several shower heads and controls, a bench, travertine shelving, porcelain soap dishes and plenty of light (on a dimmer, of course). When used properly, glass block can add lightness and beauty: the light greens to the blues and tans.
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Light and Natural MaterialsI added a special eyeball fixture to illuminate the wall behind the toilet. The wall and floor are both sealed travertine for easy, low maintenance cleaning. The little drywall in the bathroom, including the ceiling were primed and painted with and industrial interior oil paint with natural iron oxide pigments to inhibit the formation of mold and endure repeated washings.
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Jack's Cedar BathJack's bathroom was not properly insulated to prevent condensation on the inside of the exterior wall (barely shown at right) during his lengthy showers.
I added a layer of half-inch plywood and a layer of tongue and groove cedar to eliminate the problem and add beauty.
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Brighter LightThe kitchen provides plenty of light when fully lit.
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Soft LightThe lighting is composed of two dimmer switches providing twenty-five different lighting combinations.
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Jack's Cherry KitchenJack preferred dark wood cabinets. We found an imported granite with neutral dark green and black hues. Behind the counter is tiled engineered stone, which is a composite of epoxy resins and pulverized stone, and absolutely impermeable.
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Happy CustomerJack in his new kitchen.
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Travertine Checkerboard FloorThe favorite floor of mine is to use large travertine stone in a checkerboard pattern inlaid with nickel decos to match stainless steel appliances.
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Jack's Black ToiletDark colors can add a formal atmosphere to a room. The black toilet adds a surprising contrast: the reflections of the tile floor in the bowl.
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Jack's BathroomJack and I were conservative in designing the interior of his home, but he wanted the lower bathroom to have a little extra flair. Chiaroscuro was the solution, red oxides and green for the contrasting hues.
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Glass BowlThe transparent bowl is illuminated from below with two 15W halogen lights
 
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