BOTY 2014: Relaxing Retreat

Liston Construction, Platinum winner, 125-250 square feet

Edited by Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Anne Matheis


Relaxing Retreat
Choosing to make the shower and tub the focal point of their master bath, the homeowners of this 138-square-foot space were looking for a place to relax and retreat that was unique to their style and taste. Liston Construction created a custom space that was just what their clients were looking for. They faced the challenge of working with the existing windows and confines of the master bath footprint. Taking space from the large master bedroom and reworking the master closet, the toilet was able to be relocated, enclosing the water closet and incorporating the window that once was centered on their vanity. An oval freestanding tub and floor-mounted filler make a statement in front of the corner windows, and the curbless, tiled floor-to-ceiling shower was expanded. The shower creates a continuous and seamless look that draws your eye as you enter the bath.

The porcelain floor tile sets the tone for the greige color palette combining the soft, muted shades of gray and beige. The muted palette in the tile is offset by the rich, merlot-and-black glazed inset cabinetry, which create a custom look. Finish details of the cabinetry are highlighted by the use of moldings and custom-framed mirrors. Interest is created by the use of different size tiles in the shower while keeping the overall feel of the space monochromatic and clean.

Why the judges love it:
The designer was smart in the use of floor space to include a good-sized shower and tub. The corner oval tub has a cool look and the natural light from the corner windows makes the space feel bright and open. This space has the right amount of open storage and a nice aesthetic.

Designer: Liston Construction Company, 636-940-9417
Plumbing and lighting fixtures: Ferguson, 636-519-7299
Countertop fabricator/installer: Stone Trends, 636-537-1607
Cabinetry: Beck/Allen Cabinetry, 636-519-1611
Flooring provider/installer: St. Charles Decorating, 636-946-7650
Shower glass provider/installer: Superior Home Products, 314-963-7400