Bathroom Designs From NKBA 2011 Finalists

Add the look of luxury to your remodel with these stunning bathroom design ideas from NKBA 2011 finalists.

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Photo By: Robert Reck

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A Garden of Serenity

The tub with in-line heater sits in a river-rock-filled, drained fiberglass pan. A wood-textured porcelain tile floor follows the gentle curve of the tub and rock path. A large walk-in shower and water closet are carved out of a former guest room closet. Water tiles and a slide bar provide a rain shower and a traditional shower respectively. The shower space is defined by a curved wall that contains a drained planter and shampoo storage. Design by Holly Rickert. Photo by Peter Rymwid

A Natural Beauty

Withstanding the many daily uses of a family as well as the duties of a powder room for guests, this space provides a powerful yet calming presence. Natural slate walls and herringbone wood grain porcelain tile floors form the sturdy skeletal support for this striking beauty. An oversized 30-inch fabric chandelier illuminates the space, and a substantial black granite vessel sink sits on the upper of two thick bamboo cantilevered counter surfaces. Two large antiqued-mirror cherry cabinets provide storage, and the mirrored alcove adds a layered dimensional quality. Design by Holly Rickert. Photo by Peter Rymwid

Black and White Delight

Beginning with a clean, honest palette of black and white and adding to it the friendly compatibility of squares and rectangles as a geometric-centric foundation, this bathroom is sumptuous in its simplicity. A curved drop-in tub creates the feeling of more floor space than there actually is, and glass-paneled vanity and cabinetry doors and a glass shower enclosure work together to create an open design. A comfortable spa shower, zoned lighting areas and ample storage are additional benefits. Design by Victoria Shaw. Photo by Tim McClean Photography

A Luxury Spa for Two

With the confinement of condominium restrictions, the designer set out to give the homeowners what they wanted: a light and luxurious, functional space for two. A stone wall above the vanity and along one long wall in the wet room unifies the two connected spaces and sets the room's tone. Rough raw stone is a cohesive partner to the smoother floor and washbasin surfaces. A large walk-in shower replaces a whirlpool tub, and zoned lighting on separate dimmers offers conservation and convenience. A double-door entrance leads to the master bedroom. Design by Victoria Shaw. Photo by Tim McClean Photography

Back in Bali

The homeowners fell in love with the outdoor showers they enjoyed during their travels to Bali, and they incorporated as much of that feel as they could into this interior bathroom and shower. To create a natural transition from the home's Asian-inspired half-acre garden to the interior, stacked pebble accent tile, a black basalt shower floor and other natural stone materials were incorporated. Porcelain copper tile imitates a worn wall, while a honed granite counter and a shower shelf bring to mind smooth, cool river rocks. Organic materials lend an exotic Indonesian touch and, when paired with European-style sconces and a freestanding furniture-style vanity, produce a stunningly tranquil space. Design by Scott Gjesdahl. Photo by Roger Turk, Northlight Photography

Elegant Sensibility

This sophisticated powder room is adjacent to a second-floor wine bar and ocean-view roof deck. Visually complex cabinetry and wood panels complement a custom wall-hung vanity constructed from two thick-slab walnut shelves cantilevered from the recessed zebrawood wall panel. A polished-glass vessel sink sits atop the upper vanity shelf. The lower shelf offers storage, and a walnut linen closet and zebrawood display shelves are positioned opposite the sink and vanity. Natural light filtering in through a rectangular skylight completes this savvy space. Design by John Mills Davies. Photo by Marrokal Design & Remodeling Photography

Ocean-View Elegance

Abundant in function and form, this peaceful master bathroom relies on a precise and minimalistic approach. Sculptural shapes and dimensions define a wide-open space and achieve a Zen-like contentment in energy and ambience. Dark, rich chocolate wood against creamy walls and floor space create visually interesting outlines. A floating vanity, a suspended self-illuminated mirror and a sloping tub that floats placidly under the window and mimics the shape of the sink are beautiful touches. This beautifully consolidated space offers two bonuses: a maximized view of the ocean and comfortable access from the bedroom. Design by Elizabeth A. Rosensteel. Photo by Robert Reck, 2010

Soul-Soothing Tranquility

This master bathroom is a cool gray blend of function, form and indulgence. From the dual-sided fireplace, steam shower and freestanding tub to a heated floor and accents of the client's personal art collection, it offers a highly personalized and pampered way to start or end the day. A two-person shower and double sink/mirror vanity with storage shelves offer morning convenience. A mosaic tile backsplash, a quartz countertop and custom cherry cabinetry with oversize stainless steel pulls enhance the contemporary design. The heated porcelain floor tiles continue up an integrated half-wall that surrounds the open-concept shower. A bench offers a relaxing spot for soaking up the steam, and pebble-stone shower flooring completes the space. Design by Christine Salas. Photo by Brian Charlton/OBEO Photography

Contemporary Comfort

A new window situated above the soaking tub is aligned with the bedroom entrance and offers a picturesque view from the bed. A private toilet compartment integrates a custom shower with a center column. A floating mirror provides a focal point and conceals a double-hung window. Elevated cabinetry is paired with sleek, shallow lavatory sink tables. Simple, seamless lines created by the table edge, cabinet fronts and floor tiles define this master suite space. Design by John A. Granato II. Photo by Christina Bregou Photography

Unforgettable Natural Wonder

An intricately appropriate amount of detail is present in this discreet and elegant design. It's quiet and warm in color and ambience but loaded with the light touches of an artful designer. Marrakech marble slabs embedded with delicate fossils make for a memorable focal point wall above the sink. Corrugation tiles in an antique iron finish make an attractive partner to the visually textured marble. A floating cast-stone sink resembles a shifting sand slope and is topped by an unassuming oil-rubbed bronze faucet. Wire-spool pendant lighting drops down on either side of a suspended ripple-framed mirror, both minimalistic in their contribution to the exotic space. Design by Lori W. Carroll. Photo by Jon Mancuso Photography

Industrial Innovation

Warm cedar and bamboo serve as the gentle counterparts to rough concrete and cool shining stainless steel in this highly contemporary powder room. Cabinets constructed from reclaimed birch said to have been submerged in the Great Lakes for several hundred years provide an ageless quality. The windowless space benefits from light emanating from an upper resin bamboo-front cabinet and a dimmable wall sconce. Utilitarian effects include an exposed concrete wall and floor and a raw steel sink and countertop cross-bracing, which also acts as a towel bar. A 4-inch-thick white resin vanity top holds a raw polished-granite vessel sink. Design by Ines Hanl. Photo by Works Photography

An Oasis With Attitude

A heated tumbled-marble floor and a three-panel skylight offer luxurious pampering in this bathroom. Artistry is apparent in the design of a quirky medicine cabinet and tiled wainscoting topped with a hand-glazed mosaic porcelain border and two-piece African wood chair rail. A sculptural-style faucet above a blown-glass sink contributes yet another artful accent. And exotic African wood cabinets, a granite countertop and a two-person shower with a glass mosaic tile floor complete the look. Design by Ellie R. Baker. Photo by Roger Turk, Northlight Photography