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Zen Den

The Old House Web

These homeowners were fed up with their drab, poorly designed bathroom with an overpowering corner tub and small, dark shower. They wanted to visually open the space, eliminate the tub and provide an ample storage counter surface.

The shower was enlarged, squared and surrounded by glass on two sides. The vanity was transformed into a mini-retreat with a waterfall concrete top, and a seat that ends with an Eastern-style, open shelf arrangement. Shallow glass-fronted units provide a soothing entry focal point.

Rich dark slate, black mosaic backsplash tiles and a horizontally framed mirror give this space a grotto-like feel. Independently switched and strategically placed recessed and pendant lighting reinforce the meditative allure of this room.

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This room earned a first-place award in the large bathroom category of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2003 Design Competition.

Designers: Erica Westeroth, CKD; Tim Scott XTC Design Inc.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Photography: Donna Griffith Photography

Products Used
Cabinets Luxorama
Countertops

Concrete by Luscious Concrete

Flooring

VJ Gold slate by Ultimate Stone

Fixtures/fittings

Toto toilet; Dornbracht faucet and shower fittings

Other

Farrow & Ball paint; Eureka lighting; Hafele door hardware;
Olympia glass backsplash tile; Grand Reflections
shower enclosure; Novis accessories

Floor plan

floor plan

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