2019 Excellence in Bath Design Winner: Mountain Bathroom
This award is sponsored by Frank Webb Home
Randy Trainor of C. Randolph Trainor Interiors in Franconia
In desperate need of updating was a long, skinny bathroom with builder-grade fixtures. The challenges included: 1) How to fit both a separate shower for adults and a tub for the homeowner’s toddler into the already cramped space, plus a double vanity and toilet. 2) How to de-emphasize the long/narrow nature of the room.
The solution was removing a laundry area from an adjacent bathroom and “borrowing” space. A generous double vanity was created at the entry end of the bathroom, and the toilet was moved from the left wall to under the window at the end of the room. A “wet area” was created, utilizing the “borrowed” space and some existing space to house both the shower and the tub.
Judges said: This project exemplifies the careful analysis and problem-solving aspects of a confined space, showing a sense of creative program response. The uniqueness of the tub placement offers the innovative notion of a transparent room within a room.