Bathrooms More Than $50,000

Airoom Architects and Builders, Lincolnwood, Ill.
Previously covered with metallic silver wallpaper and avocado-colored cabinetry and carpet, the owners wanted to update their master bath to something more extravagant. Recessed niches display artwork and a crystal chandelier is surrounded by an oversized domed ceiling detailed with gold foil. A double-vanity serves as the focal point. Surrounding features include a water closet, make-up table, walk-in closet and shower.

Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego
The homeowners of a Spanish Revival-style home wanted a master bathroom with modern conveniences yet that aligned with the early 1900’s design. A skylight allows natural light to infiltrate the room and the free-standing rectangular tub and large shower are framed with hand-painted tiles. Materials balance light and dark elements. The two-sink vanity area incorporated the arch design throughout the entire home and medicine cabinets are built into each wall.

Normandy Builders, Hinsdale, Ill.
The owners requested additional storage, updating fixtures and eliminating the tub deck with the goal of defining more intimate spaces. Dark cherry cabinetry between the two sinks provides scale to the 320-square-foot room and a vertical storage cabinet gives the desired storage. A two-person shower features four body sprays, a showerhead and accommodates a bench.

Honorable Mention
Tenhulzen Remodeling Inc., Redmond, Wash.
A walk-in closet and built-in dresser were added, resulting in plenty of storage, as requested by the owners. The tub and shower areas were exchanged so accommodate a large shower and a soaking tub. A steep roof with hips and valleys lent itself to a non-standard skylight. A white, taupe and brown palette creates a calming space reminiscent of a natural spa retreat.