First Place Small Bathroom Category
2012 NKBA Northern California Design Awards
Qualified Remodeler 2011 Master Design Award
Private Residence
Campbell, CA
Angela Victoria Rasmussen
House 2 Home Design and Build

I’m off to consult on styling for an upcoming photo shoot this morning and I’ve asked Angela Rasmussen of House 2 Home Design and Build to talk about her award winning small bathroom. So today’s architectural photograph takes the back seat to Angela’s design concept.

This bathroom won both the Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award and took fist place in the 2012 NKBA Northern California Design Awards Small Bathroom Category. The part that I find most impressive is that this is the first professional job Angela designed and she did it before graduating design school.

That’s what I call talent.


Masculinity in its Most Elegant Form:

Before 1
This cramped 1950’s-built bathroom had never undergone a remodel, and the stark-white palate with lack of standard functionality begged for a makeover.  The new space has been designed and built to give these clients all of the amenities they need and desire while creating a space with full-functionality built into the form.

Before 2

Primarily sanctioned for the men of the family, in addition to the occasional house guest, the clients requested that the space be characterized with a balance of softened masculinity and asked for a splash of color.  The bathroom was designed with that exact idea driving the project.  The initial objective at the projects onset included integrating the available space from an existing closet, generating ample storage, building a walk in shower, and improving the overall flow and movement within the space.  Some of the challenges addressed in the project were how to utilize the minimal space allotted in order to create storage, and how to maximize the flow and functionality within the space to accommodate the client’s heights of 6’3” and 6’4.”

The solution was simple.  The overall size was maximized by removing the existing closet, adding a pocket door, flush mount recessed cabinetry, and a walk-in shower with a seat.  Two pony walls create spatial organization and double as space for storage niches.

The use of vertical lines, rich and contrasting colors and rigid chrome hardware help create masculinity, which is then softened with rich chocolates and airy cream colors.  A faint flower motif within the tile design and warm lighting design are combined to create a space which represents masculinity in its most elegant form.

Angela Victoria Rasmussen
House to Home Design and Build

Angela Victoria Rasmussen