This bathroom represents the story of America. We are bombarded with marketing material on a daily basis from all sorts of entities trying to sell us their crap. I find it difficult to sift through the soup of media to find the real deal. What do I mean by this? I want to create true, pure beauty. But beauty is the fickle friend of an artist. Beauty only reveals itself to a person which has passion for what they do! My friends, I do not build bathrooms or repair dilapidated homes. My goal in this business is to transform my clients’ vision into a tangible reality, something that will stand the test of time. We may not all be able to afford to build our own Hearst Castle, but we can certainly create a thing of beauty. Beauty that we are able to share with our family and friends.
This bathroom was a space that suffered from years of use and wear. Small, inefficient and in many ways….ugly! My clients are tall people with hunger for life. They require a space that allows room to stretch their legs and unwind after a long day. I found them a deep and long bath tub that would accommodate them in every way. This bath tub is 6” longer than a standard tub, it is over 8’ deeper than what they had before….it also has JETS! The frameless glass captures all the drama presented by the Italian porcelain tile. The faucet is made by Koehler and it has a shower wand which makes rinsing the shower that much easier.
The vanity, well I built it with my own two hands. I don’t say this with arrogance, but I say it with pride. Alder was the wood that is used. Alder is a hardwood indigenous to Europe, Africa, and South Asia. Alder trees were used for the pilings that form the foundation for the Italian city of Venice. Alder is commonly farmed and harvested in Ohio. Consequentially, Alder is available and good enough for a bathroom vanity in Torrance, CA. The countertop is black granite that we cut, shaped and installed by hand. The toilet is a super low flow. You have the option of ultra low water to flush # 1 or a solid flow for dispatching #2, representing water conservation and beauty in function. The reason that I say this bathroom represents the story of America is because 80% of the components of this bathroom were sourced from “Made in the USA” vendors! The bathtub is made in Valencia, CA. The faucets are made in the USA and my patriot Latinos installed it all with much U.S. pride! In these tough economic times I feel fortunate to create a little beauty in the world!