2018 Master Design Awards: Bathroom $50,000-$75,000

by Kyle Clapham
2018 master design awards bathroom


S&W Kitchens
Longwood, Fla.

Mary Burkhammer
Project name:
Contemporary Vintage
Project location: Orlando, Fla.
Square footage before: 86
Square footage after: 101
Project cost: $66,500


The homeowner requested a bathroom on the second floor, where one did not exist beforehand, and desired to maintain the contemporary yet vintage feel of the house. Installing a shower, tub, toilet and sink area necessitated the removal of a closet wall. The client also wanted to retain the original windows, so a frosted overlay was added to the bottom of each unit for privacy and code compliance.

Repurposing the existing door and hardware enabled the newfound space to resemble the rest of the older home. Plumbing and electrical elements, such as a night-light built into the mirror, help create a spa-like experience. Other notable features include an aqua glider shower door with low iron glass to minimize the green tint, and a wall-to-wall niche in the shower for storing bathing products.


Countertop: Corian
Tub: Jason International
Faucet: Kohler
Tub filler: Kohler
Toilet: Toto
Shower head: Kohler
Flooring: Crossville; Walker Zanger
Mirror/lighting: Robern

Photos: Rickie Agapito


S&W Kitchens
Longwood, Fla.

William Burke
Project name:
Modern Zen Bath
Project location: Winter Garden, Fla.
Square footage: 235
Project cost: $73,954


The clients needed a total renovation of their 25-year-old space and wanted a spa-feel complete with contemporary materials. The project exceeded their expectations. Design ideas came to life as the plan was constructed. The plumbing wall in the shower is an especially pleasing item, bringing height and weight to the room.

The homeowners selected a free-standing tub composed of natural materials to match the feel of the rest of the items. A travertine and porcelain mixed linear mosaic reflects the organic nature of the design.


Cabinetry: White Square, Walnut and White Collection
Countertop: Honed concrete with integral ramp sink
Tile: Crossville Shades Thunder Porcelain 12 x 24

Photos: William Burke


TEW Design Studio
Durham, N.C.

Project name:
Modern and Bright Master Bathroom Remodel
Project location: Cary, N.C.
Square footage: 252
Project cost: $71,500


A dark, ill-conceived master bath with vast amounts of wasted space required a complete re-think. The result is so utterly transformative that it’s very hard to visualize what it once was. Instead of dark and clunky, the space is bright, white and filled with subtleties like mosaic-like tiles and a sleek soaking tub with a stainless free-standing tub filler.

His and her vanities align along opposite walls and help bring much needed balance and utility back into the space. Best of all, the entire space has its focal point in a central wall near the soaking tub. It replaced a glass block shower enclosure that had ironically made the space feel dark and split into strange chunks. Glass shower doors on either side of the new focal wall lead to a bright two-person shower room complete with the latest sprays and shower heads.


Tile: Happy Floors; Artistic Tile; SomerTile
Flooring: Happy Floors Glamour Gray
Lighting: Robert Abbey
Cabinetry: Fullford & Company
Countertop: Cambria
Tub: Victoria + Albert
Toilet: Toto
Shower faucet: Moen
Sink: Universal Series
Sink faucet: Rohl

Photos: Allie Mullin Photography

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