Platinum Winner 150-200 Square Feet: Temple and Hentz

Why the judges love it: The shower bench is spectacular. We love the towel holder and window treatments the designer chose for the space.

Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.


Acting as designers and contractors, Temple and Hentz remodeled this dated primary bathroom to make a more user-friendly layout. The old space included a large built-in Jacuzzi tub and shower enclosed with a glass block surround. The homeowner’s main request was more usable square footage, a freestanding tub and a larger, more functional shower. The client’s aesthetic is more modern, so the designers worked to incorporate clean and sleek materials that complemented their love of modern finishes. Custom wall-mounted vanities feature a mitered quartz waterfall panel. Polished nickel fixtures create a modern yet timeless feel to the space. Kelly Wearstler sconces mounted to custom glass keeps the room feeling open and airy. The focal point of the new shower is a layered backlit stone quartz. Large-format porcelain tiles create the clean, maintenance-friendly floor and shower surrounding the client requested. The custom floating shower bench in teak adds another special touch while incorporating natural materials to the modern space. A custom-made Roman shade and the smokey crystal chandelier above the bathtub create an oasis that the homeowners love walking into every morning.    



Contractor/Designer: Temple and Hentz

Tile: Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite 

Granite: SFI 

Plumbing Fixtures: Immerse 

Decorative Fixtures: Richelieu Hardware 

Lighting: Design & Detail, Wilson Lighting 

Window Treatments: Berry Studio 

Glass/Mirror: Barron Glass 

Cabinetry: Centorbi Cabinetry