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The Three-Room Bathroom
Dedicated rooms for a vanity, tub and dressing area redefine "master bath."
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June 07, 2007 by Steven Castle

In the mood for some pampering? Then we’ve got the room for you—or shall we say the three rooms for you. One room is the vanity, another holds the shower and tub, and a third is a dressing area to die for. There’s plenty of electronic accompaniment to help soothe and comfort as well, without ever being intrusive.

The homeowners can bathe while viewing a 26-inch Sony LCD TV, poised over the tub on a Chief mount and tilted for optimum viewing. A smaller 13-inch Sony CRT TV rises on a motorized lift in the vanity area, making for perfect viewing while shaving or primping. Music from a whole-house music system can be heard through two pairs of Sonance in-ceiling speakers in the bath and vanity areas. Different sources are selectable in the two areas via AMX audio control stations or an AMX 4-inch touchpanel.

If that were all, this master bath would be special, but there’s so much more. In addition to various lighting scenes controlled by any of the nine LiteTouch stations in the area, custom electronics company MHS Technolo-gies programmed the LiteTouch station in the closet to control a two-tier motorized clothes carousel and unlock a magnetically locked jewelry drawer when a certain combination is entered. All the shades in the master bath are motorized and controlled by the LiteTouch system. A touch of another button turns on the heated towel rack by the tub and starts the steam. 

The temperature in the bathroom is monitored by a sensor recessed and hidden in the drywall, and a remote-mounted Aprilaire thermostat keeps the area at the perfect comfort level. A telephone is always close by, with a Panasonic system phone in both the vanity and the bath area.

But with a bathroom like this, why get primped and dressed at all?

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Steven Castle - Contributing Writer
Steven Castle is Electronic House's managing editor. he has been writing about consumer electronics, homes and energy efficiency topics for two decades. He is also the co-founder of GreenTech Advocates.

EQUIPMENT LIST

    Display
  • Sony 26-inch LCD TV
  • Chief flat-panel tilt wall mount
  • Sony 13-inch CRT TV
  • Auton motorized TV lift
  • Speakers
  • Sonance S622TR in-ceiling speakers (4)
  • Control
  • AMX AXT-CP4 4-inch color touchpanel
  • AMX PLK-MSP8 audio control stations (2)
  • Lighting
  • LiteTouch S-series lighting control stations (9)
  • Accessories
  • Aprilaire 8870 communicating HVAC thermostat
  • Electromagnetic lock for jewelry drawer
  • Motorized carousel 2-tier clothes rack
  • Panasonic KXT-7736 system phone/intercoms (2)

CONTACT
Systems Design & Installation
MHS Technologies
Newland, NC
828-733-0141
www.mhstechnologies.com

Interior Design
Dianne Davant Interiors
Banner Elk, NC

Builder
Enterline and Russell Builders
Blowing Rock, NC


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