2014 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Bathrooms Under $30,000

Award Winners Before and After

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bathroom 30-60K

This project has won the following awards:

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  • 2014 National CotY Award for Best Residential Bathroom Under $30,000
  • 2014 Regional CotY Award for Best Residential Bathroom Under $30,000
  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Overall Bathroom
  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Powder Room
  • 2013 Master Design Silver Award for Bathrooms Less Than $30,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This multiple-award winning powder room conveys a glittering sense of drama in a small space. The clients wanted to express their affinity for Asian and contemporary themes in a seductive atmosphere. They frequently entertained guests from their professional circle and wanted a new powder room to make a memorable, dramatic impression. The experience of a visit to this powder room with its Asian-inspired glamour and sophisticated design discipline is now unforgettable. The room is entered through a simple, elegant black pocket door with Shoji-style panels, replacing the existing swing door. A wall was built to conceal the venting system, allowing for the addition of a free-standing vanity. An impressive wall of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown, illuminated by gold leaf lighting. Activated by sensor when entering the room, the lighting is designed on a cable system with weights to adjust the height - a functional solution with Asian roots. A curved mirror with a rustic Asian-themed wood frame is the backdrop for a stunning arced onyx sink with gold fixtures. The sink appears to glow with creamy luminescence atop the free-standing vanity with Shoji-style doors. The sliding window above the toilet was replaced with a fixed window with obscure glass, reducing clutter and adding light to the room. A natural stone floor in dark black with sparkles of metallic gold is a striking foundation for this extraordinary room.

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2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K Before

In the original powder room, there was an exhaust vent coming up through the existing vanity and it could not be moved.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K After

After a wall was built to conceal the venting system, a free-standing vanity was added. A trio of illuminated niches allows the display of treasured collectibles.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K Before

Pink and teal patterned wallpaper in the existing powder room set the tone in a dark room where the colors, materials and fixtures were all run of the mill.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K After

In the new design, an impressive wall of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown, illuminated by gold leaf lighting. The sink appears to glow with creamy luminescence atop the free-standing vanity with Shoji-style doors.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K Before

Dated cabinetry provided storage in the original powder room's cramped entryway.

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bath 30K After

A striking bamboo linen closet now provides generous storage and makes a statement as a piece of art in the small entryway to the powder room.