BLOG #2 of 3 IN A SERIES: COtY Award Winner: First Place, Residential Bathroom: $100,001 – $250,000 

August 1, 2019

Our team at Dover was honored with the 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award: First Place, Residential Bathroom $100,001-$250,000, for this refreshing renovation. For the next 3 weeks, designer and guest blogger Patti Saracusa will walk you through this award-winning remodeling project which features a new master bathroom, with some great technology features, and a new his-and-hers custom closet. Enjoy!


COtY Award Winner: First Place, Residential Bathroom: $100,001 – $250,000 

The ultimate retreat: A spa-inspired, high-tech master bathroom that engages all the senses 

Picking up where I left off last week…

With a gorgeous designer bathroom in the works, it was even more evident that the old, dark entry hallway leading from the master bedroom to the bath needed a major update! 


Our design goal was to create seamless harmony between the two spaces. Now, the light, airy entranceway flows effortlessly from the master bedroom into the serene new bathroom space. 


We converted separate “his” and “hers” walk-in closets into one large shared closet space. A custom closet system allowed us to tailor the space to the homeowners’ exact needs, providing neat, adjustable rows of shelves to accommodate flats, heels and boots with ease. A spacious center island adds extra storage and completes the space.





Merging the closets allowed us to eliminate an awkward hall crowded with too many doors.  Brightening up the formerly dark corridor with the installation of a single pocket door with obscure glass enabled the light from the adjacent hallway window to shine into the closet while maintaining privacy.  

A subtle arched opening perfectly frames the entrance to the tranquil, spa-inspired space.


Get ready for the bathroom transformation next week!

Patti Saracusa