Won the GOHBA 2006 - Custom Bathrooms over 75 sq. ft.
Our Clients wanted a sleek, contemporary, clean lined bathroom that would leave a lasting impression. Accustomed to living in a Toronto loft, we needed to transform their 60’s split Bungalow into a flexible space with room to entertain, or just to contemplate.
The design needed to be unconventional yet functional.
The transformation started by claiming the guest room adjacent to the master bedroom. We created a subtle division between the two by allowing for a large 45” wide barn door as the separation between the two rooms. We also doubled the size of the existing window to allow for a large amount of light to penetrate the space.
Strong geometry was key to this space. The floating lacquer vanity is framed by a 3”thick asymmetrical concrete counter. A 48” rectangular, 2 person sink is balanced by the floating 48 x 48 medicine cabinets made of walnut. In order to create the unconventional while maintaining the functional, the cabinet storage is accessed by side pull-outs - his and her. The elevation is completed by the addition of 3 walnut niches above the toilet.
The tub deck/shower enclosure also creates a strong statement. The tub deck, made of concrete supports the ‘vessel’ tub, which sits 4” above the deck. For the moments of contemplations we added a recessed plasma tv above the tub for viewing pleasure. The bold statement made by the grey-toned polished concrete is balance by the cream, polished 12x24 tiles in the shower.
Of course in an open concept design well thought out storage is a necessity. We designed a floor to ceiling, wall to wall storage unit consisting of 15x15 walnut, flat panel doors. We rotated each panel a quarter turn to create a basket weave grain design. A small detail with large impact. Functionally, the base cabinet of this unit houses a large laundry pull-out that can be accessed by the adjacent laundry room!
A perfect example of a design where the sum of the parts create the whole - Asymmetrical in nature while creating a perfect balance.