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Oh, Johnny, we hardly know you.
This small private water toilet was first designed by John Harrington of England in the 16 th century and became popular by Thomas Crapper three centuries later, it has evolved into steam, curved bathtubs, heated tiles, and occasional fireplaces.
Nathan Kyle, designer at the astero Design Center, said look at Le Nordik, where the appearance of a private family spa could start business at the popular Chelsea resort.
But, according to industry insiders, be prepared to pay for luxury goods, with a limestone bath at $5,400 and an oversized steam shower at $11,000.
Ernst Hupel said the bathroom retreat connected to the master bedroom has become the next hot design button after the kitchen
The owner of the 2 H interior design and the legal person behind a very decadent bathroom he designed for a business couple and their four young children in Manotick.
"It's all for a healthy life," he said . "
Manotick ensuite is one of the most competitive categories in the 30 annual Housing Design Awards held earlier this fall, and it features bending, freedom
The standing bathtub is surrounded by windows into a niche and a delicate shell --
The inlaid chandelier Hupel found in Texas.
There's an oversized shower nearby, wall-
There is an installed toilet in a separate water toilet.
John Harrington will definitely agree.
Hupel says the design is to create a quiet living space, a room where you can gather ideas between brushing your teeth and taking a shower and before starting a busy day.
Hupel also recently renovated his suite at his Victorian heritage home in the heart of Ottawa.
Because of the tight space, he chose the extra-large shower;
There is also a bathtub in his daughter's bathroom.
"I like to go there and have some time before preparing for lunch, I just collect my thoughts and then I can open the door and get ready for the chaos of the future.
"Busy medical professionals with award-winning suites in the Housing Design Awards understand Hupel's escape from crazy attitudes.
"Stay away from crazy, busy life and work, this is my sanctuary.
"It's a great place to relax at the end of the day," he said . ".
He works with architect Christopher Simmonds, his colleague Rick Shean and Kyle in a seemingly simple but elegant bathroom overlooking the Ottawa River.
Simmonds team won many design honors for glassand-
Stone House, including the highest prize in the suite.
The homeowner wants to create a feeling of intimacy in the suite, which is separated from the master bedroom by only three bedroomsSide fireplace.
The man and his partner like to sit in the second seat.
Floor deck, share a glass of wine and let the fireplace light up the interior space.
They don't worry about privacy.
The boating man is too far in the summer and at the crossroads.
Country skiers in winter are planning to drive through the snow.
The Riverside Suite features many popular features of today's upscale John, starting with an oversized shower and long head for free-
The bathtub is almost sculptural and often sits next to a row of windows.
The floor is almost always heated.
Many entries compete for honor in large customization
Bathroom categories available free of chargestanding tubs.
Surprisingly, Chuck Mills, owner of home design and development, winner of local, provincial and national design honors, said that it was not always women who asked for a bathtub.
In one case, he customized a free one.
A wooden dress was added because the female client was petite. He says free-
Vertical bathtubs are taking over from corner bathtubs, but many customers rarely use them and buy them for the resale value of their home.
He saw an increase in the proportion of customers who had completely dropped their bathtubs from the suite, but instead used the space for an oversized shower.
"Six out of the ensuites I designed had no bathtubs, but it was also a space problem.
There is a bathtub if you have space.
Julie and Dennis Staples had their perfect suite after building a new home in AltaVista's home as a child.
The big and sturdy President of the custom cabinet in DesLaurier immediately started the shower, turning on the rain head and two extra jets when she took a shower in the morning, or in the evening, wander in the volcanic limestone slippers bathtub, and put a glass of wine and Netflix on the iPad.
"I 've never been to the bathtub, and Julie loves it," Staples said . ".
"I take a shower every day.
"This is a good place to escape," said the mother of two little boys . ".
Every once in a while, the boys ask for a bath in their mother's tub, Julie said.
Well, it's really a family affair in this adult resort.