Student Design Competition Winners

Student Design Competition Winners

NKBA - 2nd Place Bathroom Design Competition

2008/2009 NKBA Student Design Competition Winners

Michelle Hamilton-Allott, the second place bath design winner, chose a theme of “The Waves of the Ocean and the Sand of the Beaches.” These elements inspired the designer to incorporate free form shapes in the shower and counter. Several sustainable products were incorporated to promote a healthy living environment and a space that reflects the Fosters’ love of nature. The design uses an open floor plan with an organic, natural feel. Sand tones are accented by vibrant green.

Seaweed panels and mesquite wood cabinetry provide a unique sustainable material for the bathroom. The designer used waves throughout the bathroom to reflect the flow of the water and sand, as well as to create movement in design. The designer was also conscious of the height difference between the Fosters and created the counter area to reflect Dean’s height and an area for Sarah to put on her make-up in comfort.

The shower has a bench with a handheld shower head to accommodate a person who needs to sit, but it also offers a rain shower head in the ceiling to provide a terrific showering experience. Grab bars are located throughout the shower and tub area, blending into the design through the use of a natural pebble border along the to and bottom edges. Storage abounds in this uniquely designed bathroom. The design of the bathroom flows like the ocean, yet the colors reflect the surrounding landscape.


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Since 1976, FCA Flooring Specialists (FCA) has specialized in the supply and installation of flooring, carpets, hardwood, laminate, LVT, Bamboo, Ceramic tiles, and more to the southern and western suburbs of Chicago. Today, FCA a locally owned and managed company is one of the largest flooring retailers in the country. The company includes major retail centers in Shorewood IL, Naperville IL, Kankakee IL, Merrillville IN, and St. Charles, IL as well as a Design Center which sells furniture and draperies, a commercial division, and an online store.

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