January 1, 1970

Our Two Big Splash Bathroom Remodels Are Complete

We Reveal Bathrooms to the Bird & Lewis Families and Fox 4 Problem Solvers Linda Wagar

Work is complete on this year’s Big Splash bathrooms, and our team is thrilled that we have been able to help these two deserving and inspiring families.

Kelvon Lewis’ custom bath comes after a previous remodeler started the project, and then left the family with huge holes in their walls and fixtures all over the floor. We constructed a 4 x 9 custom curb less shower so that Kelvon could be brought in with his shower chair and easily maneuvered in the space. The shower head in the bathing area is state-of-the-art; it has LED lights inside the device that display the safe water temperature so Kelvon, who is nonverbal, can be showered without fear of getting scalded. This new $25,000 bathroom sits in the lower level of the family’s house and, with direct access outside, his mom Candita will not have to carry Kelvon and his wheelchair up and down the stairs.

Despite the fact that Elizabeth Bird lost the ability to use her legs as an infant, she is determined to do things like other kids her age.  She lives, however, in a century-old house without an accessible bathroom. We had to relocate a window to keep natural light in the room. The size of the space ended up being the biggest challenge, as it was hard to fit all of the necessary accessible elements in. Fortunately our team was up to the challenge. The design pros and construction experts enlarged Elizabeth’s shower and installed a “floating vanity,” so that her wheel chair can roll underneath making it possible for her to wash her hands and brush her teeth on her own.

What an experience this has been!

Learn more about our Big Splash Custom Bath Giveaway, and be sure to visit our Facebook page to see pictures of Kelvon’s and Elizabeth’s new bathrooms!