Winning designsPublished on April 25, 2016

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  • Submitted by Darren Walker
    Photo by: MIV Photography

  • Submitted by Lorin Russell/ Muskoka/ Jakub Ulak

  • Submitted by Nathan Kyle
    Photo by: Doublespace Photography

  • Submitted by Heather Tardioli/ Laurysen/ Marc Fowler

The Ottawa Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) held its annual awards ceremony in April to honour the best in design for both kitchen and bath. It’s a perfect opportunity for local professionals to show off their talents in the industry, and Ottawa At Home has selected four outstanding submissions to show what goes into creating award-winning kitchen and bath designs. 

Classic/Traditional Bathroom

Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre designed this master bathroom for a classically-traditional suburban home.

Nathan chose 6 x36-inch porcelain floor tiles in ivory, and went with a honed-finished wall tile in silver travertine with a hand-sculpted subway tile on the shower and vanity wall. While the look is classic, there is a slick edge with a walk-in shower and the unexpected use of travertine. The Oceania tub is a standout feature, and the 60-inch vanity with a 36-inch trough allows for two sinks to incorporate style with function.

Classic/Traditional Kitchen

In collaboration with Cornelis Grey Construction, Darren Walker of Kitchen Craft designed a kitchen in the heart of a home that celebrates the best of family living.

With ample counter space and a thoughtful floor plan, the kitchen not only wows in looks but is also high in functionality. Concrete counters combined with butternut wood add rustic touches that suit the overall feeling of the home. The reclaimed pine floors, a freestanding induction oven and LED lighting all contribute to the environmentally-friendly kitchen in this fossil-fuel-free home.

Contemporary/Modern Kitchen

In this contemporary condo kitchen, designed in collaboration with Lorin Russell for Muskoka Cabinet Company and architect Jakub Ulak for Surface Developments, flat-panel cabinets in rich cherry wood appear to float along the wall and set the tone for fluid design throughout the space.

The kitchen is the focal point for the entire condo unit. Oversized windows dominate the space and the kitchen’s clean design plays up the need for little decoration within a space that naturally speaks for itself. Modern suspended lighting and curved, high-back barstools set a stylish tone and offer just the right touch of drama.

Contemporary/Modern Bathroom

Heather Tardioli with Laurysen Kitchens created a clean, modern look in this luxurious bathroom with Italian Melamine cabinets in Frati Musa and a Caesarstone quartz countertop in Nougat.

The glassblock wall was an existing feature in the room that Heather embraced for its brightening effect on the space and the overall feel of a barrier-free room with floating cabinets and walk in shower. The relatively neutral colour scheme suits the contemporary space and creates a sophisticated environment, complimented by Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter on the walls.


Mary Taggart

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