New Master Bathroom: Shower Pans
The Two Point Five Beta is our first home to feature a master bath suite, and in it we provided a beautiful, airy, notably immodest shower area (the modesty level is adjustable), a custom vanity and a private “water closet”. The whole bathroom design looked something like this:
I don’t have a picture yet with the glass wall for the shower (it arrived late), but this is basically how it turned out:
Overall, we are pretty happy with the result. Hopefully, the professional photos we are having taken soon will do it justice. There are a few minor design changes we will make to the custom vanity and maybe the connection between the shower space and the rest of the master suite, but the only significant change, which we have already made for future versions of this model, is in the shower itself. Instead of pouring a sloped tile bed and tiling the shower, we plan to move to a pre-fabricated shower pan. This allows us to reduce labor costs and create a cleaner finish for the shower.
Currently, we offer two models of shower pan. The first is our base option which is included in the price of the house and the second is a significant upgrade at $500. The former is a fiberglass pan with a covered center drain. The latter is an acrylic pan and features a well designed rear drain.
The Kohler Groove also lets you add a teak or aluminum drain cover, both of which look amazing.
We are still working on the final drawings for this revised bathroom, but we will share them as soon as they’re complete. Until then, we would love to hear your thoughts on the bathroom and our move to shower pans. Let us know in the comments.