Bathrooms $30,000 - $50,000

1st Place Winner
Landis Construction Corp., Washington, D.C.

Second Place:
Stimmel Consulting Group, Ambler, Pa.

Honorable Mention:
Crane Builders, Nashville, Tenn.

This bathroom remodel was part of a one-floor remodel of a townhouse in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, D.C. A couple with small children reconfigured the sleeping arrangements to the extent that they were able to eliminate the nursery adjacent to their master bedroom. By busting out a wall, the entire 200 sq. ft. space was converted into an extremely functional master bath with a sleek modern flair.

“The bathroom design is a serious, yet fun study of lines and curves,” the Landis Construction team said in its application. “The Italian double-bowled vanity console is mirrored by a half circle of glass tile. Glass mosaic and Thassos-tiled curves in the shower continued the theme which is visible through a custom, frameless shower enclosure that makes the room feel larger and more integrated with the rest of the room.”

In creating the room, special care was taken in their framing and plumbing so the lines would be perfect. The tile installer was particularly detailed in his approach. He had to be. The tiles were of different sizes, yet the lines of the curves needed to remain clean.

The good space plan was an important first step. The master bath suite shares space between the master bathroom and a newly created walk-in closet.

The Master Design Award judges were very impressed, “This is a great design, the sink area in particular is beautiful and the overall project a great success.”