For over half a century, the award-winning team at Binns Kitchen + Bath Design has been designing and renovating custom projects for homeowners across Southern Ontario. Each of its designers are highly trained, industry certified and ready to help visualize your dream kitchen or bathroom renovation. One of their star designers is Christina Fox, who took home five awards for her outstanding work in kitchen and bathroom design for 2022.
“This year was my first year entering design competitions,” says Fox. “I did not set out to design these projects with intention of winning awards. I do the work so that my clients love their newly renovated spaces. The awards were just icing on the cake.”
One of the bathrooms she created this year took home the BILD Best Overall Washroom Renovation and the BILD Best Overall Space Renovation. “This bathroom was designed with the client’s wish to age in place at the forefront of my considerations,” explains Fox. “I wanted aging in place to still look and feel sexy.”
How did she achieve the look? To start with, during the preliminary planning stages, Fox discovered a two-foot crawl space that enabled her and her team to create the required slope and drainage for the barrier-free shower.
Next, several design features were installed to make the space feel luxurious but also safe for her clients. From pot lights inside and outside the shower for maximum visibility and small textured porcelain tiles for a non-slip surface to a countertop and toilet that are an ergonomic height, every detail was taken into consideration.
“My clients are also avid travellers, so I wanted to create a space that felt like one of the bespoke hotel bathrooms they enjoy while travelling,” says Fox.
A series of different tile sizes and styles were used to create movement, modernity and warmth in the space, while trendy matte black fixtures, (including grab bars) were used to provide contrast against a neutral colour palette. To complete the look, organic-shaped basins were installed on the vanity with quartz countertops for a durable, easy-to-clean surface while giving a luxe feel.
“I’m so thrilled with how this bathroom turned out and my clients are too,” says Fox. “Helping clients express their unique personality and individuality truly is what makes my job so enjoyable.”
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