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Hilltop Home Remodel Takes Bathroom from Meh to Marvelous

“We were not looking to create a showplace beauty, but a safe haven in which we could comfortably age. Thanks to the Youngren team, our remodeled, en-suite master bathroom is both!”

So say Joni and Dennis Meredith, who operate their science-based communications consulting business, Glyphus LLC, from their succulent-encircled hilltop home in Fallbrook’s Pala Mesa area. The redesigned bathroom perfectly complements the elegant yet immensely livable style of their residence, which celebrates their love of Native American art discovered on their travels.

Having trekked from North Carolina to Fallbrook in 2016 to be closer to children and grandchildren, the Merediths became the second owners of their home, which was built in 2013. The bathroom was serviceable, but far from stunning, or safe.

Joni relates, “We wanted to make this our forever home, but needed to change the bathroom to accommodate our needs as we get older. My two near-falls involving a step-in shower and a tub we never used convinced us to do it now.”

Agreeing with his wife of five-plus decades, Dennis chuckles, “What was beyond our contemplation was Youngren Construction taking the space from meh to marvelous.”

Safety and Beauty Combine in a Glitch-Free Redesign

Working closely with the Merediths, Youngren reconfigured the bathroom in a glitch-free 12 weeks. Among the many safety features that included easy-moving cabinet pulls and faucet handles, grab bars were installed in the gorgeous new shower and even incorporated into the toilet roll holder. Substructures were built in the spacious, floor-level shower with an eye toward future grab bars. After removal of the tub, existing cabinetry was preserved, extended, and painted in colors selected by Joni with help from Jen Youngren.

Joni believes, “Jen is a gifted designer with fabulous ideas. The sub-contractors also recommended great options.”

Dennis adds, “We could rely on each of them to give us their best advice, steer us in the right direction and in fact put us on a better path. We are very happy with the results, and with Youngren.”

Dennis, a nationally renowned professional who advises high-level federal government organizations, states, “I’ve been in the communications business for a half- century, and I can say with complete sincerity that everyone we dealt with at Youngren, from Jennifer on the design end to Mike on project management to all the subs – even the Youngrens’ son Nash, who jack-hammered the floor – communicates beautifully.”

Jen responds, “Wow: hearing this amazing compliment from an award- winning author of non-fiction books as well as page-turning mysteries such as The Cerulean’s Secret is high praise indeed!”