Finishing Touch: Master Bath Custom Corian Tub Surround

Project: Babyproofing the House, Episode 4

In Melrose, MA, finishing touches are in progress in the master bath, and childproofing is in full swing throughout the home. Jay Martel of the International Association for Child Safety shows Bob an adjustable child safety gate for wide spaces that is removable and configures to varying angles, as well as the critical safety gate for the top of the stairs. Other child safety measures include latching kitchen appliances and cabinet doors and covering stove dials and electrical outlets. Ginny Turner, from Ecobaby Organics and Pure Rest, shows Bob healthy alternatives such as organic baby bedding products and clothing. In the master bath, Grant Garcia and Chris Dada of Sterling Surfaces install the Corian tub surround that was fabricated off site using digital-photo templating. The custom installation accommodates the tub wall, a tile cove, and a water dam to prevent water intrusion behind the solid surface. Upstairs, a completed nursery awaits the newborn.

Part 1: Baby Safety Gates and Healthy Organic Sleeping Products
Part 2: Finishing Touch: Master Bath Custom Corian Tub Surround

Bob reviews the work already completed in the master bathroom. Shelving has been installed, as has paneling under the window. New double windows have a nice historic look but hi-tech, low-emissivity glass for improved energy efficiency. Bob then talks with Grant Garcia and Chris Dada of Sterling Surfaces who are installing a Corian tub surround. The custom fitting of the Corian tub surround is accomplished through a digital photo template system. A series of photos of the tub are taken, fed through a computer, and rendered into a CAD drawing for the cutting and construction of the tub deck. Steps have been taken to prevent water seepage and the growth of bacteria and mold.

Part 3: Finishing Touches: Childproofing a Kitchen and Stairs and Completing the Nursery
In Melrose, MA, Bob Vila helps a young couple expecting their first child to prepare their home. The focus is on creating a safe place with a strong emphasis on indoor air quality and a healthy living environment. Bob reviews child safety products with industry specialists, as they outfit the home from top to bottom in preparation for the new baby.