The KBDi Designer Awards 2021 judging panel was blown away by the beautiful bathrooms in this year’s competition. These relatively small spaces need exceptional space planning in order to meet the inevitably long list of client wants and needs. The following designers delivered, creating highly functional and aesthetically on-point retreats.

Sydney designer, Darren Genner CKD Au (Minosa) is certainly no stranger to the Australian design community. He has a long list of accolades from KBDi and other industry groups, and this year added another national award to his resume. This beautiful bathroom earned Darren the State and National Titles of KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year 2021.

The judges loved the pared-back, sophisticated elegance of this beautiful bathroom. Very clever space planning allowed multiple zones in a moderately-sized space, while high-end fixtures, fittings and finishes added a new level of luxury.

Melbourne’s Kia Howat (GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens) earned a state title with this serene space.

This light-filled master suite is a stand-out example of timeless design. Exceptional space planning, delightful detailing and smart and stylish specifications have come together to create a truly blissful bathroom sure to be loved for many years.

The Tasmanian KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year 2021 was awarded to the very talented Lydia Maskiell of Lydia Maskiell Interiors.

Layered lighting, exquisite detailing and a warm and earthy palette make a strong statement in this beautiful bathroom. The judges commended the designer on her vision, style and professional presentation.

And Perth’s Michelle Ashley-Emile (Element Design Studio) secured the title of KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year 2021 – WA with this relaxing retreat.

A beautiful bush setting is the backdrop to this tranquil space and a great inspiration to the designer. The warm, inviting finishes complement the vista, and thoughtful space planning accommodates the hustle and bustle of three young boys.

Congratulations to all of the winners above, and huge thanks to our KBDi Designer Awards bathroom category sponsors, E and S Trading, for their ongoing support.