Thursday, November 17, 2011

2011 MAX Awards of Excellence
Home Builders Association of Maryland
Gold Award, Accessible Living Bath Remodel

In recognition of excellence in design and construction of an accessible living bath remodel, top honors were awarded to Greenleaf Remodeling and Patricia L. Caulfield, AKBD, CAPS, for the Canton Cove Master Bath Project completed in 2011 presented by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

The category, Accessible Living Award, was newly created this year by HBAM. The Gold Award recipient, a Canton Cove bath remodel, centered on the clients needs for an ADA compliant space. Living with a degenerative disease and using a walker, the client would eventually become dependant on a wheelchair for mobility. With this in mind, George Brown, President of Greenleaf, and designer Pat Caulfield, AKBD, CAPS, created a space that would accommodate both present and future needs. By incorporating a barrier free shower with a fold down teak seat, a hand held shower wand, a fixed showerhead and niche in the shower wall to house necessary items easy access was provided for the client.

The Kohler Purist collection in polished chrome was selected for contemporary appeal. Streamlined single lever fixtures allowed for ease of use mounted on an accessible wall mount sink outfitted with chrome legs for support. The commode, Kohler Persuade, completes the ensemble with the water saving capabilities of a dual flush. Grab bars on the walls installed both vertically and horizontally in coordinated chrome allow for assistance but maintain the element of high design. Accented with pale sand colored tile along with horizontal glass accents, the shower was transformed by creating a "spa feeling".

Greenleaf Remodeling is a full service residential remodeling company offering design/build solutions for both old and new homes. Their focus is to reduce the impact on the environment during the remodeling process by using sustainable building practices and materials while focusing on energy efficiency in the home. George Brown is a CAPS Certified Aging in Place Specialist and a Gilman graduate. Along with his team of talented craftsmen their strength lies in the ability to successfully assess, present and deliver viable solutions to their customers.

Greenleaf Remodeling is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, CAPS certified, HBAM Remodelers Association, Maryland Home Builders Association and is EPA Lead-Safe Certified. Please contact George Brown, President, for more information or Patricia L. Caulfield, Independent Consultant in the Kitchen and Bath Industry.