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Australia’s most beautiful bathrooms in 2023

Sep 21, 2023 | Bathroom Design, KBDi Awards

The lineup of bathrooms in the KBDi Designer Awards program was next level this year, with an impressive selection of stunning spaces vying for industry accolades.

Only five can win the top awards, though, and we’re sharing Australia’s best bathrooms here.

Long-time KBDi partners and industry legends, E & S, were the proud sponsors of the bathroom category awards, and we extend our sincerest thanks for their support. E & S Managing Director, Peter Manikaukas, joined us at our 19 August Gala to present the worthy winners with their awards, and he’s pictured with the winners below.

KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023 +
KBDi NSW Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023
Birdblack Design

This project was a hands-down bathroom favourite for the panel. From the gently curving solid surface benchtops encircling the space to the softly textured Venetian plastered walls, the bathroom exudes a gentle ebb and flow feel. Brushed copper details add just the right amount of glimmer, and a thoughtful lighting plan offers an ocean moon glow and practical illumination, too. The concept was well presented, and the documentation was flawless – a fantastic submission all round.

KBDi QLD Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023
Ashley Maddison | AM Interior Studio

Every element of this magnificent master suite was designed with perfect intent. The final layout accommodated all the client’s needs: from the makeup zone to the fully fitted robes, from the concealed toilet to the bath with a view, the design ticked all the boxes. And with a divine selection of materials, the master suite is luxurious, liveable and utterly lovely.

KBDi SA Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023
Stefan Vignogna CKD Au | Stefan Vignogna Joinery & Interiors

Contrast is the key in this striking dual-purpose bathroom. With the space serving as the homeowner’s primary bathroom and a guest powder room, the designer defined the separate services with contrasting colours and finishes. Deep green floor-to-ceiling wall tiles and a stunning dark green basin add all the moody vibes to the wc, while a seamless concrete-look finish adds softness and serenity to the bathing zone.

KBDi VIC Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023
Carmel Wylie | GIA Renovations

The judges loved the designer’s geometric play in this space. An enormous circular window is a central feature in this bathroom renovation, and the motif reappears in the sanitaryware, mirror and accessories, creating a unified yet visually interesting space. Texture has played an important role, too, with a chunky terrazzo-like floor tile, a delicately fluted freestanding bath and a soft and seamless Venetian plaster finish to the walls. It’s a beautiful project all round.

KBDi WA Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023
Caitlin McNeil | Renovation Capital
Clever space planning and a new window configuration gave this tired bathroom a whole new lease on life. The designer completely transformed the space, both practically and visually, creating a low-maintenance bathroom that oozes style and serenity.

Huge congratulations to the winners above, and much thanks and appreciation again to E & S for their support.

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