The Year's Best Bathrooms: NKBA People's Pick 2014, Extended Gallery

Get inspiration and bathroom design ideas from these stunning, professionally designed baths. This special extended gallery includes 30 photos representing all nine finalists in the National Kitchen and Bath Association 2014 competition.

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Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Andre Bernard

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Photo By: David Bagosy © 2013 David Bagosy Photography

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Dramatic Asian Flair

The ochre wall is designed with carefully placed niches that display decorative accents and collectibles. The wall also serves to conceal the venting system and provides visual backdrop for the free-standing vanity.

Dramatic Asian Flair

The room's highlights include this recess with frosted glass and an elegant black pocket door with Shoji-style panels.

Dramatic Asian Flair

A curved mirror with a Asian-inspired wood frame is the backdrop for a stunning arced onyx sink with gold fixtures. In the soft illumination provided by gold-leaf pendant lighting, the sink appears to glow. Behind the vanity, an impressive expanse of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown.

Dramatic Asian Flair

The natural stone floor in dark tones with metallic gold sparkles provides a striking foundation for this extraordinary room. The meticulously planned space, with Asian-inspired glamor and sophisticated design is certain to impress.

Rising from the Ashes

After a devastating fire that destroyed the client's home, some materials were retrieved from the embers and incorporated into this reconstructed half bath. Items salvaged from the ruins — tile, wall sconces and a ceiling pendant — informed the inspiration for the new design in this powder room renaissance.

Rising from the Ashes

Golden Sienna Travertine mosaics on the feature wall convey a warm, antiquated look. Floating Mascarello granite countertop and dazzling mica and quartz complement the simpler elements in the space.

Rising from the Ashes

The remaining walls and ceiling are finished in textured Venetian plaster, and the decorative details offer a counterbalance of sophistication to the room's rustic quality.

Soaking in the Twilight

In this contemporary bathroom, a curved wooden front covers an existing wall. The curved structure creates a recess and makes room for a flat surface to mount a mirror and a faucet.

Soaking in the Twilight

The mirror reflection of the chrome fittings creates a sculptural element and an interesting side profile.

Soaking in the Twilight

The double-recessed adjustable light fixture above the vanity, and LED strip lighting in the wood cove detail, provide clear illumination and warmth.

Soaking in the Twilight

A vertical band of mirror visually expands the space and reflects light from the window. Other key features in this bath include a sleek wall-mounted toilet and floating vanity.

Off to the Beach

Designed for a family of three, this clean, linear space feels natural and comfortable. The designer utilized space from an adjacent bedroom closet to provide ample depth for a walk-in shower.

Off to the Beach

The new design included relocating the sink to the opposite wall, allowing ample counter space and storage for three users.

Off to the Beach

The flooring is a tile made to mimic the look of wood and is both attractive and easy to maintain.

Off to the Beach

The large expanse of framed mirror helps to visually expand the space and provide added ambient light.

Double Duty

The clients sought a calming space with a beach-like feel that could at once be casual enough for pool-goers and tailored enough to make guests feel special. Although the original space was traditional, the clients wanted a transitional look that took cues from contemporary styles.

Double Duty

The bathroom is adorned with limestone, a tumbled glass mosaic with the look and feel of beach glass and a complementary hand-crafted gray-blue ceramic tile. For the vanity and floating shelves clear-coated beech provides a natural look and keeps the palette bright.

Double Duty

Large-format limestone tile continues from the vanity area into the shower tying together the space.

Contemporary Asian Retreat

This bathroom features a flush inset cabinet in vertical-grain Douglas fir panels. Black walnut panels, legs and door dowels accent the Zen look. Grey slate tile flooring adds to the old world Japanese feel.

Contemporary Asian Retreat

To create a clean feel the designer tiled the entire wall, eliminating a backsplash, shower tile lines and surface mount mirrors. The light horizontal combed pattern on the tile helps provide a feeling of depth.

Contemporary Asian Retreat

The mirror is set into the tile keeping the contemporary character of the home in mind. The sparkly countertop adds a contemporary twist.

Contemporary Sophistication

Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lots of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source.

Contemporary Sophistication

The large tub area was converted into a shower with a bench and the existing shower stall was transformed into a linen closet. It's tiled using three colors of rectangular tiles installed in a pattern to create an interesting focal point.

Contemporary Sophistication

One of two existing sinks was removed, allowing two large storage towers to be installed in a new space above the vanity. Double sconces on either side of the sink provide ample light for make-up and shaving. Three more recessed lights were installed as well as a moisture-resistant recessed light in the shower.

The Stay-cation Spa

The curved wall in this relaxing bathroom separates the shower from the rest of the room and creates spatial flow and storage. Niches on one side hold shower supplies while the other is a surface over which water flows creating a soothing sound.

The Stay-cation Spa

The sculptural tub repeats the theme of curved surfaces with an elegant ellipse. In keeping with efficient use of space and a clean, uncluttered look, a sliding privacy door separates the toilet from the rest of the room.

The Stay-cation Spa

Large, beige tiles are laid in a basket weave pattern, and a beautiful pebble floor covers the shower area. All elements in this distinctive bath space work together to offer a respite from the outside world.

Reveling in Luxury

In this contemporary bathroom engineered quartz surfaces, linen fabric window coverings, metal fixtures and decorative lighting blend well with the home's Georgian motif, extending a cohesive design vision into the bath space.

Reveling in Luxury

A carefully placed cast-iron soaking tub conceals the wall-hung toilet, allowing for much needed floor space.

Reveling in Luxury

A large double-sink vanity with custom cabinetry helps optimize storage space. Decorative lighting fixtures combined with recessed lights and a skylight keep this space well lit while custom designed Roman shades ensure privacy.

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