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New Wave

Hydrology was created specifically to give designers and contractors an easy, well-edited place to source high-end plumbing and kitchen products outside of the Mart.

Q. My elderly mother is moving in with us and I see a wheelchair in our future. How do we remodel a bathroom for her?

A. As it happens, modern trends in bathroom design lend themselves very well to your situation. Many sophisticated flooring materials—tumbled stone, slate, and other unslippery tile, for example—are non-perilous and don’t look at all hospital-like. Spa-style showers with built-in benches and no door or threshold are increasingly popular, and just the ticket for people who … Read more

Need to Know …

SLATED: Lake Forest Antiques Show, benefiting the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Sept. 9; lakeforestantiquesale.com . . . Hinsdale Antiques Show and Sale, benefiting Hinsdale’s Community House, Sept. 21-23; thecommunityhouse.org . . . The Golden Triangle  (2) (72 W. Hubbard St., 312-755-1266) is having a moving sale through Sept. 27, then relocating to 330 N. … Read more