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Becky Sue shares her expertise and passion to move you one step closer to love where you live.

BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS
Becky Sue Becker is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) and is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). With 30 years of longevity and comprehensive experience in the kitchen & bath industry, she is a sought-after designer in the Atlanta region. Becky Sue’s advocacy approach means your turnkey project will be less stressful and help you love where you live.

This master bathroom was a massive makeover from a highly unproportionate and safety hazardous builder grade bathroom. The result includes a sliding door shower system with a curbless entry. In addition, the tub was relocated to the end of the room with a more generous picture window to enjoy the view of the green space in their backyard.  The original design placed a tub in the center of the room with an undersized master shower; space felt very broken up and dysfunctional.

A header was constructed to support a custom frameless sliding door system that is shared between the shower and water closet. The wall dividing the two rooms is 7′ high while the main ceiling is 10′ high. A transom window was added in the shower area (left wall) that floods both the shower and the water closet.

The shower floor was constructed with a VIM SYSTEM to allow for a curbless shower entry (AKA zero entry). Porcelanosa® large format tile was used on the floors and walls with a butt joint.

The sliding door hardware was chosen for being ADA Compliant and superior quality. AMBA hardware system operates with little effort and allows the 42″ wide door to be used for the water closet and also to the left for the shower door; soft stops are strategically placed in the overhead track. The custom frosted glass offers a modest level of obscurity for this master suite.

The shower is 5′ wide and the homeowner appreciates minimalist features. Rather than installing a typical tiled bench, a teak bench was used to offer character, warmth, and functionality with a personal hand shower close by.

Single shower niche designed with a glass shelf. This offers some savings on the installation (waterproofing) of additional niches to hold shorter or additional items. The Moen® shower system includes a diverter valve to select the hand shower near the teak bench or the main shower head.  The sliding shower door into this space is just part of the beauty!

BEFORE
Sliding shower master bath with curbless shower. www.designsbybsb.com #curbless #bathroomdesign #slidingdoor #barndoor

The MTI® soaking tub was designed in a niche with minimal clearances and the homeowner did not wish to have a roman tub filler in the edge of the tub deck. Typical wall mount spouts did not long enough to fill past the angled sides of the tub. MTI’s virtual spout was chosen which works in conjunction with a typical valve in the wall, but the spout is merely an outlet on the inside edge. Easy, functional and one less thing to clean or trip over!

BEFORE
Sliding shower master bath with curbless shower. www.designsbybsb.com #curbless #bathroomdesign #slidingdoor #barndoor

MTI soaking tub with virtual spout, Moen shower system & lavatory faucets, Toto toilet, AMBA sliding shower door hardware, frosted privacy glass by FGD, large format tile by Porcelanosa, custom maple vanities with granite counter tops. Sconce lighting by Captial Lighting Fixture and chandelier by Quoizel.

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