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Ashleigh Schroeder, designer at National Kitchen and Bath, defines good bathroom design. Ashleigh has worked at National Kitchen and Bath since 2005. She is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and is AKBD and NCIDQ certified.

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On any given weekend at the City Museum, there's a good chance you'll spot sculptor Paul Bayer carving away on his dream project before you even walk in the door. An astounding 20 ton, 6'x6'x7'block of solid white marble, Bayer describes the piece as “probably my biggest achievement.” He continues, “It's a reminder to protect creativity for the children and the child in all of us so we can do things like creating something that's cool that we can all be a part of just like the City Museum itself.”

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Inspiration is bubbling from these eight award-winning baths.
Platinum Winners
Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry & Interior Visions, More than 200 square feet
Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath, 150-200 square feet
Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath, 100-150 square feet
R.G. Apel Development, Less than 100 square feet

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This 300-square-foot master bathroom was designed by Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry and Interior Visions in an updated traditional style to give the homeowners an elegant space. Soft-white painted custom beaded inset vanities; a makeup vanity and dresser maximize the storage and functionality of the bath. The vanities are accented with polished nickel exposed finial hinges and hardware as well as decorative integrated feet and paneled ends. His-and-her vanities have undermount rectangular sinks and polished nickel plumbing fixtures.

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This elegant master bath designed by Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath uses painted molding mounted on the wall to emulate wall paneling. Combined with matching painted beaded inset cabinetry, the entire bathroom has a built-in appearance. The homeowners desired a classic white-and-marble look, but lower maintenance. To achieve the look, a combination of marble-sequel porcelain tiles, sintered stone countertops and real marble tiles were selected. With a strict white color scheme, attention to detail was essential.

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A leaking toilet from a second-floor bathroom provided the perfect opportunity for a master bath redesign led by Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath. The dramatic Calacatta Michelangelo marble became the star of the show. The marble lines the shower walls and entry and tops the vanity cabinets setting the soft-gray color palette. A marble apron extends in front of both Kohler sinks and mirrors the profile of the backsplash shelf. The shower features two sets of Grohe showerheads and hand-held showers making it a luxurious space for two.

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