Bathroom Projects
Wilsonville Accessible Bathroom Remodel

Custom Bathroom Renovation in Portland Metro Area

Neil Kelly’s in-house design consultant Janel Campbell helped our clients update their bathroom to make it more accessible, functional, and modern.

Learn more about what went into the project and take a look at before-and-after photos of this custom bathroom remodel in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Project Objectives and Client Wishlist

The bathroom is just under 100 square feet—slightly larger than average.

The primary goal of this bathroom remodel for our clients was removing obstacles to aging in place in their home. They wanted to first increase the size of the shower and improve accessibility to the toilet area. They also wanted to maintain the double sinks while increasing the lighting and making the space warmer (literally—with better heating).

They also requested a low-maintenance design with easy-to-clean materials. Aesthetically, our clients wanted to incorporate more color, with a transitional style that combines both modern and traditional design elements.

Our client’s wishlist for this accessible bathroom remodel included:

  • Removing physical obstacles to aging in place
  • Increasing shower size
  • Improving accessibility to the toilet area
  • Better lighting
  • Better heat
  • Low-maintenance, easy-to-clean design
  • Transitional style with more color

Want more inspiration? See how this Seattle Condo Bathroom Remodel took the space from cramped and dark to light and functional.

Project Planning and Design Challenges

This project wasn’t without its challenges.

The original goal was to drop the floor system to create an accessible curbless shower, but this ended up being outside the budget due to the existing post-and-beam framing system. Additionally, adding heat to the second-story bath would be a somewhat complex task.

Design Solutions

To address the shower, we went with a 2-inch-high threshold with the lowest possible step-over height and extended waterproofing.

To make the space warmer, we opted for a heated tile floor that extends into the shower pan, along with a cadet heater at the cabinet toe kick. “We also added a recirculating line to the plumbing so that hot water is readily available,” adds Campbell.

A low-maintenance design was achieved with a single-piece acrylic shower wall and nonporous quartz countertops.

Special Features, Customizations, and Finished Results

“This is our third project with this client and fourth for the home,” says Campbell. “They know they can rely on us to listen, interpret, coordinate, and produce.”

Special features and customizations for this custom bathroom renovation include:

If you like this remodel, check out the custom Primary Bath and Wetroom we did in Vancouver, Washington.

Plan Your Bathroom Remodel with Neil Kelly

If you’re thinking about a bathroom renovation or addition of your own, the design/build remodeling pros at Neil Kelly would love to hear from you.

Our seasoned designers, project managers, and builders have completed projects throughout the Portland metro area and the Pacific Northwest, with design centers in Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Seattle.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

janel campbell, portland Design Consultant

Janel Campbell grew up in her father’s wood shop with the smell of sawdust in her nose; and a creative and welcoming home that always had something baking in the oven (an in-home business decorating wedding cakes!). It seemed only natural for her to combine the two elements into her passion for design/build; helping others find ways to make their house a home.

With a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, as well as Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Janel brings 20+ years of remodeling experience to her team and clients. She asks meaningful questions to learn the challenges, collaborates, and provides expertise; then carries through with her strong attention to detail. Her dedication to building relationships brings her clients back time and time again.

Janel’s award-winning designs have been featured in Oregon Home, Portrait of Portland, 1859, and KBB magazine. She was honored to be included as one of Professional Remodeler magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”. When not designing, she can be found spending time with family, in the garden, paddling on the water, and in the kitchen preparing something tasty. Her passion is HOME.