Kitchen and Bath Business Design Awards : Bathroom of the Year – Kitchen and Bath Business was the first trade magazine for the kitchen & bath industry and sends more than 83,000 subscriptions to specialized designers, architects, custom builders and remodelers each month. Since 1999 the Kitchen & Bath Business Design Awards competition has been honoring outstanding kitchen, bath and showroom design and those who create it.
The 2018 award winners are soon to be announced, so Maison Valentina decided to bring you the 2017 winner of one of the most prestigious categories – Bathroom of the Year.
Kitchen and Bath Business was the first trade magazine for the kitchen & bath industry, is the Official Publication of KBIS and continues to provide progressive and insightful coverage of the industry’s products, trends and services, with a sophisticated visual style befitting a design-oriented readership.
It is the kitchen and bath professional’s essential resource for the knowledge, skills, concepts and tactics they need to effectively communicate and collaborate with the entire project team—including the consumer, the newest member of that team.
Since 1999, the Kitchen & Bath Business Design Awards competition has been honoring outstanding kitchen, bath and showroom design and those who create it. It is an independently judged awards program recognizing kitchen, bath and showroom design.
In addition to Showroom of the Year, Kitchen of the Year and Bathroom of the Year (and possible second- and third-place winners), it also includes awards for Best Sustainable Design, Best Balanced Budget Design, Best Universal Design, Best Smart Design and Best Use of Color.
The winners of th 2018’s edition will be announced and featured in the KBB September issue and on kbbonline.com once the September issue has mailed.
KBB’s 2017 Design Award Winner – Bathroom of the Year:
– Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, BY DESIGN STUDIO, Inc.
Often it is the simplest designs that are the most luxurious; without all the complications of extra detailing and intricate textures, one can feel more relaxed. Designer Elma Gardner of Davis, Calif.-based By Design Studio took this outlook in a new-build bathroom meant to serve as a retreat.
“A sense of spa-like luxury with a minimalistic design aesthetic was the goal for this master bath suite,” said Gardner, explaining that the design reflects the desert landscaping outside of the home.
This home is built on a steep lot on a rocky ridge. To express the rugged nature of its setting, the master suite features rustic custom brick walls and soffits. These appear to have been carved from the side of the ridge, and they are used seamlessly from an exterior courtyard into the interior of the space.
Inside, the clients asked for a luxurious bathing and showering experience with dual vanities and expansive storage along with a number of less common requests.
Designer: Elma Gardner, CMKBD, CID, By Design Studio, Inc.
Photographer: Jeffrey A. Davis
Thermador :Coffee System, Undercounter Refrigeration & Warming Drawer: Thermador;
DuPont Corian: Countertops;
Kohler: Faucets, Shower Components, Sinks, Toilet & Tub;
Bosch: Washer & Dryer.