First Place - Before & After

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) holds an annual Design Competition for their Northern California Chapter. RemodelWest entered a project into two categories for the 2011 Competition. Lead Designer, Sarah Spiroff and Co-Designer Kirk Goodere worked together on this amazing transformation. The design of this bathroom was entered into both the Before/After Category and the Small Bathroom Category and won First Place in Before/After and Second Place in Small Bathroom! Having never entered her work into a design contest before, Sarah was ecstatic and flattered at the response from her peers. She looks forward to entering more of her work into design competitions. Sarah is both a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Bath Designer (CBD) and a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP). She has been a loyal RemodelWest employee for 7 years.  Co-Designer, Kirk Goodere is a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) and a GreenPoint Rater and has been with the company for 4 years. During early stages of design with these homeowners, the husband expressed his desire for the transformation to a black “man cave” bathroom. As progress was made on the design of the bathroom and materials were selected, the wife

First Place - Before & After

and Sarah discussed their interpretations of a black, man cave and put their own twist on it. In the ends, both homeowners were very satisfied with their project. They were excited to hear that we were entering their project into the 2011 NKBA Design Competition. The transformation of bathtub to shower can really make a difference in a cramped bathroom.  Sarah also designed  the shower with only half width glass door; encouraging the openness of the space.  The curb less shower and designer drain add to the sleek, clean design. With dark cabinetry, dark tile and a gray countertop and shower wall, Sarah achieved the husband’s “man cave” vision. The decorative tile and accent towels pull out the teal from the wall tile taking away enough of the dark bathroom to keep both husband and wife satisfied. Click the links below to see our Before Photos: Before 1 Before 2


If you would like to see more examples of Sarah Spiroff’s design work, check out RemodelWest’s portfolio on Flickr.

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  1. What a nice area! I love the gulf coast also! I have a soft spot for Siesta Key off the coast of Sarasota. The white sand beaches are just faolubus! All the best! Ciao, Geri

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