2021 Master Design Awards: Bathroom $50,000-$75,000

by Kyle Clapham

Sockeye Homes

Kent, Wash. | sockeyehomes.com

Location: Seattle, Wash. | Square footage: 87 | Project cost: $67,971

Photos: Tod Sakai/Sockeye Homes

The homeowners sought to transform their 1980s western-style bathroom into a contemporary Japanese onsen. The existing bathroom had a separate tub and shower space—both with small tiles that made cleaning a challenge. Because the Japanese-style bath requires users to clean off before getting into the tub, the clients requested a large wet room concept with sufficient space.

By re-arranging the existing space, the company created a wet-room area. A wall-mount tub-filler saves space and supports the minimalistic feel of the space on one end of the tub while a recessed shower niche provides a place for bathroom products. Large-scale 18- by 36-inch tiles on the walls of the wet room make it easy to clean and give the bathroom a contemporary feel.

Plumbing fixtures: Grohe
Cabinetry: Bellmont
Lighting fixture: Lumens
Tile: Pental
Countertops: Pental
Cabinet hardware: Top Knobs

Michael Nash Design Build & Homes

Fairfax, Va. | michael-nash.com

Location: McLean, Va. | Square footage: 210 | Project cost: $63,200

Photos: Michael Nash Design Build & Homes

The couple behind this bathroom remodel had just about had it with their master bathroom because of leaky pipes, a dysfunctional layout, a small shower and cracking tile. They wanted to imagine themselves in an oasis spa-looking master suit bathroom. They wanted an open layout, soaking tub, large shower and private toilet area, with stone accents.

The team came in and had to knock down walls, to combine the bathroom space with an adjacent closet. The shower was then relocated into space which had previously been the closet, creating a large double shower with lots of amenities. The new tub was placed under a large window on the south side. The toilet was placed behind a pocket door where the shower had formerly been, leaving room for a double vanity across one wall.

A large slab of Persian onyx placed behind the tub rejuvenates the space and accents the tiling work surrounding the tub. The shower area was outfitted with a teak foldable double bench and a large mural of chipped marble on a feature wall.

Wall: Persian onyx slab behind bathtub, Calcutta Marble
Faucet: Moen
Showerhead: Moen
Accessories: Moen
Toilet: Kohler

Michael James Remodeling

Gainesville, Ga. | michaeljamesremodeling.com

Location: Dahlonega, Ga. | Square footage before: 40 | Square footage after: 135 | Project cost: $75,000

Photos: William Benjamin/B2 Imagery

The clients of this 1936 original farmhouse wanted to restore and reclaim their home by adding a new kitchen to compliment the 1936 style, as well as updating the bathroom and bedrooms to fit the era.

One of the biggest challenges the team faced was keeping the house a livable space while dismantling it from the inside out. The entire room had to be ripped out, from flooring to the interior of the walls. They had to clean out and dismantle original material, cleaning and sanding while also preserving it to be reinstalled.

Twin vanities frame the doorway, while a luxe tub sits under the large picture frame window. An enclosed toilet offers privacy, while a closet offers ample storage space for the clients to use.

Doors: Pella, Architectural Series
Siding: James Hardie
Windows: Pella
Paint: Benjamin Moore
Cabinetry: RW Design and Exchange
Countertop: RW Design and Exchange
Tub: Albert & Victoria
Toilet: Kohler
Shower: Delta
Sink: RW Design and Exchange
Sink faucet: Delta

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