Category Archives: Designer’s Corner

Designer’s Corner: Marble Lux

Laundry Tower

This luxurious design was the result of an update to an old 70’s style bath with giant, unused jetted tub into something sleek, warm contemporary. Some of the coolest features are a complete walk in shower with bench seat textured marble wall, new Toto Washlet toilet & seat, Towel Warmer, Warm Floor, br new Robern “AiO” (All-In-One) recessed medicine chests […]

Product Spotlight: Dura

Vintage Mirror with Vanity Dressing Table

When building a new kitchen or bath, it is important to start with good bones. Good bones means good cabinets, sturdy, durable, well manufactured, great finishes most importantly, a good design.  Having enough storage in the bathroom, flexible parts to make unique, custom solutions for each unique, individual design all come with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, […]

Designer’s Corner: Universal Design Reduces Stress

I recently had the opportunity to view an excellent webcast by Cynthia Leibrock, MA, ASID.  She talked about really important issues to consider when remodeling, as what you do will likely want to st the test of time usefullness. What I learned was that it is very important to satisfy sensory surroundings in order to dramatically effect […]

What’s It All About, Shluter?

As a frequently experimental designer, I often want things to look a bit differently than the manufacturer intended, especially when it comes to bath layouts, materials, tile. And then just this week, two of my tile reps both, in one day, said, “Well, then, what about Schluter?” Don’t think for one moment that you’re not as […]

NEW AIP Showers + Pans: Well Priced + Pretty

Got a note from my bath distributors the other day to tell me about some new options for pre-made shower surronds, easily available to me through distribution. (Other people can pay retail off the rack!) But we know HB Building + Design is all about getting you the most beautiful results saving you the most money. […]

Designer’s Corner: An Air Bath For Me?

Every time I get about half way through my first interview with a new client, the subject of tubs comes up, heats up, polarizes couples, then we have a bit of education. There are many differing opinions on bathing vessels, but for today, keeping in mind our Aging In Place community, let’s find out if what […]

HB Building Design wins Woman-Owned Business of the Year Award

HB Building Design, owned by local business woman Jane Regan, has been named the Woman-Owned Business of the Year for San Mateo County. Regan will be among 21 women business leaders that are to be honored at the Silicon Valley Woman-Owned Business Award Celebration taking place on the Google campus November 10th, 2009. The Women’s […]