Your bathroom can be a cluttered mess or a welcome respite from your busy day. These six stunning bathroom renovations were the winners of DDA Canada's 2018 Decorating and Design Competition. 


Bathrooms under $30K

"Marble Master Retreat"

bathrooms under 30 bronze

This project took a tired, dated master bathroom and turned it into a bright, soothing and serene space that will provide enjoyment for years to come. The bathroom was original to the 24 year-old house and the homeowners were looking to renovate it and create a bright, luxurious retreat. The clients fell in love with a stunning white and grey Bianco Carrara marble slab, which became the jumping-off point for the design. Marble floors and counters, white cabinetry and millwork, and classic white subway tile transformed this master bathroom into a polished and relaxing sanctuary.

Award: Bronze

"Rustic Meets Contemporary"

bathrooms under 30 silver

This beautiful, rustic bathroom with contemporary touches strikes a perfect balance between country and city life. The warm wood vanity contrasts sharply against the clean lines of the arctic white quartz. From the “concrete" look of the floor tile to the glossy porcelain fixtures, elements are juxtaposed to create this stunning space. Although this home is nestled in the country, the client preferred a comfortable and contemporary style inside.  His 6’5” stature dictated what he needed: a larger shower, a ceiling rain spout, a bigger window, and more space to maneuver.  He also preferred a masculine colour palette.

Designer: Margaret Struthers Interiors
Award: Silver

"Sexy Little Bathroom"

bathrooms under 30 gold

This couple wished for a functional space while incorporating a sexy feel. The mandates for the space included a separate shower, freestanding tub, two sinks and a bright, minimalistic, European feel. The 30 year-old dark, small space, had a drop-in soaker tub, toilet and single sink. Challenges included the location of windows and two exterior walls, making it hard to relocate plumbing and the electrical panel close to full capacity. After sourcing a 55” freestanding tub, this not only became the solution but also the inspiration, allowing for a seamless walk-in shower with a bright open feel.

Designer: Cara Interiors
Award: Gold

Bathrooms over $30K

"Luxurious Ensuite for Two"

bathrooms over 30 bronze

One of our design challenges was bringing more natural light into the space and creating separate areas for the double vanities within the ensuite. We decided to steal the square footage from the small walk-in closet and relocate this to the overly large master bedroom which gave us more usable space and better flow. We were also challenged with competing door swings and were able to solve this issue through a combination of pocket doors, sliding doors and open walkways. 

Designer: Caroline Harrison Design Inc.
Award: Bronze

"Sublime Serenity"

bathrooms over 30 silver

This master bath had numerous deficiencies. My clients wanted two sinks, more storage, more light, and more elegance. While the general layout was good, the shower was small and dark, and two solid doors – one to the shower area and one to the toilet area – cut off the light in the space and made it feel cramped. We kept the fixtures in place, lengthened the vanity wall for the two sinks and lots of storage, shortened the wall beside the vanity and eliminated the door to the shower and removed the door to the toilet, while still providing privacy.  Together with a new glass shower enclosure, light fills the space. With architectural moulding, a custom vanity, marble tile and serene colours, this space is now sublime!

Designer: Breathe Interiors
Award: Silver

"Retro Ensuite with Custom Built-In"

bathrooms over 30 GOLD

This older home had many great design features until you arrived at the master ensuite.  My clients not only had a dated bathroom and adjacent closet space, but one that seriously lacked any decent form of functional storage or fluidity of use. The tub/shower and toilet were located in a water closet of sorts, with the vanity outside the door in the closet area that was comprised of three individual spaces. We were asked to design a space that was modern and serviced their storage requirements, but that would have a bit of character to suit their home.

Designer: Linda Muzur Design Group
Award: Gold


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