Aging In Place: Safe And Stylish Bathroom Makeover In Tucson

A brief overview

John and Marla’s bathroom needed an update not just for style but also for safety. Built in 1980, it felt closed-in and had a step-down tub that became increasingly unsafe as they aged. The goal was to create an open, functional, and aesthetically pleasing space that would allow them to age comfortably in their home.

Key Features


Client Name

John & Marla

John & Marla

John and Marla are a retired couple who wanted a bathroom that would allow them to age in place comfortably and safely. They wished for a modern, open, and accessible design that would enhance their daily living experience.


John and Marla’s bathroom was built in 1980 and was cramped and had a closed-in feeling. As they aged, the step-down tub became a safety hazard. They needed a safer, more open, and functional bathroom to accommodate their changing needs.

The 3-Phase Process

John & Marla's Bathroom Design Plans


We collaborated closely with John and Marla in the design phase to understand their needs and preferences. The main focus was on safety and accessibility while creating a stylish, open design. We selected durable and aesthetically pleasing materials, custom lighting, and windows to increase the natural light.

Build Phase Of The Bathroom Remodel


The buildout process began with removing the outdated step-down tub. We replaced the old tub with a beautiful walk-in shower equipped with a rain head, a handheld showerhead, and grab bars for safety.

Our team opened the space by removing unnecessary walls and installing a floating vanity. We installed a Bathroom Butler towel warmer for added comfort.

John & Mara's Safe And Stylish Bathroom Remodel


John and Marla were thrilled with their new bathroom. The space is much more open and welcoming, and they feel safer using it. Overall, they are delighted with the transformation and can now enjoy their bathroom without any worries.

The Solution

We helped John and Marla by transforming their outdated and unsafe bathroom into a stylish and functional space. By removing the step-down tub, installing a walk-in shower, adding grab bars, and incorporating modern design elements, we created a bathroom that meets their needs for safety and comfort while also being beautiful.

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What The Client Had To Say

“My wife and I are very happy with a major remodel of our master bathroom that was done by Frei Remodeling & Construction.

Joe Frei was excellent to work with and we highly recommend him. Everything to do the remodel, from the initial design, choice of materials, and the work itself was done professionally and was of high quality.”

— John

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