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Ensuite with Floating Tub

White on white is often a hard design concept to achieve without feeling overly modern.  In a colonial home, bridging the gap was key to a successful renovation that stands the test of time.


We removed all reminders of the previous angles.  With a modern-traditional aesthetic, cleaning up the lines and creating linear shapes throughout supported the desired feel for the design, and created a more functional floor area.

ARTium Ensuite Plans


A previously dark and dated ensuite bathroom from the 80’s was ready for an aesthetic update, as well as a functional one. A corner tub, enclosed shower stall and his and hers sinks left the floor area feeling cramped and where there wasn’t enough storage in the two small drawer banks – there was an open makeup area that had rarely, if ever, been used.

Before picture of ensuite


Light, bright, clean and simple was the directive for the space, with the added challenge of achieving this without being too modern in a colonial home.  We paired back the elements using simple shaker style cabinetry in white, large scale marble-look tiles, custom glass shower and linear layout.

ARTium 3D Rendering

These large windows provide so much natural light into this ensuite. Centering the tub between the windows provides a great focal point as you walk in the room. 

Artium Floating Tub in Ensuite Ottawa

Reducing the large corner tub to a linear soaker opened up floor area and allowed a much larger custom glass shower to be installed. 

Framing a full-height wall beside the toilet keeps it tucked out of view so it doesn’t interfere with the sight lines to the vanity, tub and shower.

Artium Ensuite, vanity and shower

The half wall detail in the shower provides just enough privacy between the two spaces while providing support for the floating bench in the shower. 

Artium Custom Shower with floating bench


We just love the basket weave details in floor and excited that we could carry this fun tile detail into the backwall of the these two custom niches. 

Artium Custom Floor detail
Artium Shower double niche detail
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