2021 Master Design Awards: Bathroom More Than $75,000
Lori Carroll & Associates
Tucson, Ariz. | loricarroll.com
Designers: Lori Carroll and Debra Gelety | Location: Tucson, Ariz. | Square footage: 101 | Project cost: $83,500
Photos: Jon Mancuso
After purchasing a small suburban home in a master-planned community, the owners realized the master bathroom lacked style and practicality. Following months of contemplation, they decided to consult with a professional interior designer to avoid the pitfalls and costly mistakes that come with remodeling a bath. They wanted their new space to be a peaceful area to relax and recharge.
Despite a compact floor plan and tall clients, the designer delivered a luxurious master suite with decorative finishes that pack an extra punch. Raising the height of the vanity to 37 inches (about 5 inches higher than standard) prevents crouching to accomplish daily tasks. The walk-in shower with glass enclosure also creates the illusion of space and gives the bathroom a clean-lined look.
Interior paint: Dunn Edwards
Interior doors: Butler Custom Doors
Door handle/deadbolt: Ashley Norton
Shower door: Hartman Glass
Shower door handle: C.R. Laurence
Shower door hinges: C.R. Laurence
Pendant lighting: Robern
Shower arm: Grohe
Handheld shower: Grohe
Slide bar: Grohe
Grab bar: Grohe
Flooring: Marazzi Basalto Porcelain
Wall tile: Cactus Stone Marmi Series
Accent tile: UDS North Shore
Tile edge trim: Schluter
Cabinet pull: Top Knobs
Medicine cabinet: Robern
Wall mirror: Hartman Glass
Innovative Construction Inc.
Peachtree Corners, Ga. | innovateatlanta.com
Location: Brookhaven, Ga. | Square footage: 135 | Project cost: $82,000
Photos: Anastasia Alkema
This project was a full renovation of the clients’ very dated and clunky master bathroom. They wanted to make the space feel light and airy with modern style. Functionally, they wanted to maximize comfort and storage.
Fitting a soaking tub and generous shower stall into the layout was tricky. Keeping the material palette chicly minimalist lets the beauty of each material stand out. Textured tile in the shower gives an added dimension to this luxurious new space. The teak shower floor and white oak cabinetry with a tung oil finish add warmth to the space. The Pietre gray quartz countertops and matte black faucets and hardware lend a polished industrial vibe that suits the clients’ personalities. The texture on the shower tiles brings in a subtle, cozy feeling.
By combining a generous shower stall and a soaking tub in one spacious wet-room space, it turned out to be one of the most stunning features. The frameless glass enclosure and textured Irish Venezia Bianco tile and window with privacy glass keep it light and bright. The teak floor anchors the shower with a beautiful material that gives it a spa-like feel. There’s plenty of space for a shower bench. Perhaps most importantly, they incorporated his-and-hers shower niches to make room for all their shower products.
Functionally, this couple wanted a lot of storage. In addition to the vanity cabinets, they added a countertop cabinet to make sure they always had enough space. They also outfitted some of the cabinets with specialty pull-outs, including a trash pull-out and a handy scale pull-out at the bottom of one of the cabinets.
Medicine cabinet: Robern Profiles
Crown molding: Cove
Closet system: Closet Designs and More
Paint: Benjamin Moore
Flooring: Teak Shower Floor, Cowan
Longwood, Fla. | sandwkitchens.com
Designer: Lindsey Schwartz | Location: Melbourne, Fla. | Square footage: 148 | Project cost: $80,000
Photos: Rickie Agapito, AOFotos, Inc.
The clients of this project wanted to remove the tub from their bathroom, while expanding the shower space and creating a “wow” effect when walking into the bathroom.
The biggest challenges the team faced with the space were the corner windows, expanding the shower to be a large walk-in space, and backlighting the countertop. The team found that the best solution was to include the windows in the shower design and to combine the vanities for optimized space. In the shower, they added a wraparound bench to cover the footer that would not allow for the shower to recess the pan.
For the backlit countertop, they worked with an electrician and countertop fabricator to ensure every detail was exactly how the clients envisioned it, and that it was set up properly.
Countertops: White Calcite Leather Marble
Tile/backsplash: Happy Floors, White wall tile
Flooring: Happy Floors, Macaubas Oyster