Award Winning Fresh Modern Bathroom

National Kitchen and Bath Association's Best Small Bathroom Award - 2019

This downstairs bathroom serves as both a powder room and a pool bathroom for the clients.  It’s a tight space that follows a typical tract-home layout.

The clients were remodeling their dated kitchen, carrying the wood-look, plank tile throughout the lower level of their home, so it made sense to update this bathroom at the same time. They are from Europe and desired a chic, clean, contemporary, look that was cohesive with the kitchen and family room remodel. They wanted it to feel bright and open, and above all, easy to clean.

We removed the shower dam and essentially created a wet room, running the dark floor tile into the shower towards a linear drain at the back of the room. The side walls of the shower are a large, matte, white tile bordered by a chrome Schluter trim. The same tile was used as a baseboard to protect the walls from splashes from pool visitors and shower users.

The focal point on the back wall is a large format tile, installed to showcase its horizontal ombre striations.  The colors are muted tones of white, taupe, and brown; tying together the crisp white tile of the side walls of the shower and the dark color of the floor and vanity.

The room is quite small, so we installed a simple glass partition between the shower head and the toilet from floor to ceiling, to allow light to flow through the room.  The contemporary, dark, wood vanity floats on the wall to further enhance the spacious, open feeling.

As the vanity is only 24” wide, a mirror with integrated lighting was selected to maintain the clean, simple look above.  The fixtures have sleek, angular, contemporary lines to echo the crisp linear themes in the space.  Their chrome finish adds some sparkle to the room.

The result is a bright, calm, sophisticated, modern space that is highly functional, easy to maintain and harmonious with the other remodeled areas of the home.