Best Master Bathroom Under $50,000


Simple Elegance

Paul Bentham, Lauren Levant Interior, Pittsburgh, PA


When a jet-setting couple wanted to transform the narrow master bath in their historic home into a retreat from the stresses of travel, Paul Bentham of Lauren Levant Interior stepped in with some stylish space-maximizing solutions. The designer focused on “meeting the needs of [the clients’] routine while inspiring and welcoming them with the impression of expansive spaces and sweeping natural light.”

Removing a bulky soaking tub enabled Bentham to create a luxurious and spacious double shower with tiles from Porcelanosa, complete with a central rain head and a floating stone bench.

For the busy homeowners, a double vanity brings convenience to their morning routine. Light tile and Calacatta marble countertops help to create a bright, airy atmosphere.

Contrasting matte black cabinetry from Crystal Cabinets and shower hardware from Delta Faucet add visual interest and sophistication, while brass fittings and hardware from Delta Faucet and Kohler and statement pieces from Young House Lighting bring a touch of warmth to the space.




Accessible Style

Julie Leverett, ONE eleven ltd., Las Vegas, NV


The owners of this master bath each experience unique mobility challenges, with one of the homeowners using a wheelchair at all times. The goal for designer Julie Leverett of ONE eleven ltd. was to create a space that would make accessibility “an inherent part of the design rather than an afterthought,” achieving a seamless blend of Universal Design elements with aesthetic appeal.

In order to facilitate effortless morning and evening routines, the designer added a dual floating vanity that would accommodate both standing and seated positions, as well as a zero-edge enclosed bath/shower space. The bath was reoriented and recessed into the floor in order to accommodate the user as well as a caregiver, and the commode room was placed behind a barn door for ease of entry. The tub itself is a 60″ drop-in version with additional insulation for extended warmth.

Sleek and stylish tile surfaces feature Arizona Tile’s Reside Beige 12″x24″ field tile with 12″x24″ Reside Ash in the wall-to-wall niche. Moen fittings are featured throughout, providing ease of use.




Natural Serenity

Kimberley Harrison, Kimberley Harrison Interiors, Moraga, CA


Designer Kimberley Harrison was brought into this project after demolition had already started, so she had to work quickly and efficiently in order to turn the relatively small master bath into the spa retreat of her clients’ dreams.

For her clients, a freestanding tub was an absolute must, so Harrison chose the Baxter Acrylic Freestanding Tub from Signature Hardware and DXV’s Modulus floor mount tub filler, and focused on building her design around that. The client’s home is surrounded by woods, and Harrison was determined to bring the beauty of the outside in.

The Artistic Tile porcelain flooring, inspired by the Kauri wood native to New Zealand, combines with Artistic Tile’s glass mosaic shower surround tile and shower floor mosaic to create a serene, nature-inspired, spa-like atmosphere. In order to make the tiled shower the star of the space, Harrison kept other details subtle and subdued, such as the warm wood double vanity from Restoration Hardware. TOTO’s Legato toilet, shower and sink faucets from DXV and Kohler, respectively, and Holmes sconces from Arteriors provide finishing touches to the room.


See the rest of the winning projects:

Best Kitchen Over $225,000

Best Kitchen $150,000-$225,000

Best Kitchen $75,000-$150,000

Best Kitchen Under $75,000

Best Master Bath Over $100,000

Best Master Bath $50,000-$100,000

Best Powder Room

Best Showroom

Best Universal Design Kitchen or Bath

Best Specialty Project