Contemporary Bathroom Design with Sauna

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Contemporary Bathroom Design with Sauna

When you hear the term ‘Contemporary Bathroom’, you might think cold, sterile and uninviting, but I can guarantee you that with our latest project, this is not the case at all.

My clients and I have been working together over the past year on their 3000 square foot modern basement renovation just outside my home town of Burlington Ontario and I’m excited to say that it is now completed!  I wanted to share with you their incredible finished bathroom that also has a sauna, where the feel is relaxing and ‘Zen like’ with unexpected suprises and finishes that work wonderfully together.

You can check out my video of this gorgeous bathroom by clicking here or on the image below.

To see the process in a bit more detail, keep reading!

3D Renderings

Here is a 3D rendering of the very first idea I had for laying out this 10′ x 14′ space.

Rendering of Bathroom
Rendering of Bathroom

The toilet is concealed from view, just behind that narrow wall you see to the right (above) and the shower with sauna is around the corner to the left of the bathroom vanity.

Glass Shower Walk through with Sauna
Glass Shower Walk through with Sauna

This interior design concept sees you walking into the glass shower, through another glass door (not shown in rendering) into the sauna.  My clients referred to this as a ‘peek-a-boo’ suprise that they just loved!


Our inspiration for the palette began with this silky smooth textured wavy wall tile which we wanted to use as the backdrop for the wall that housed the sexy floating vanity.

You can also see the floor tile  (dark brown) that was our selection for the heated flooring. I highly recommend heated flooring for a basement bathroom by the way, you won’t regret the investment!

Our sourced finishes for the space
Our sourced finishes for the space

Paint & Accent Colours

We decided to keep the walls neutral and use the same colour throughout the entire basement – Natural Cream by BM, custom the cabinetry with Barnboard by BM and then use a lovely teal for the decorative accents.

Walls - Natural Cream OC14 / Cabinetry - Barnboard CC572 / Teal Accents
Walls – Natural Cream OC14 / Cabinetry – Barnboard CC572 / Teal Accents

Final Reveal!

Here is the final result of this carefully curated interior bathroom design. All photos by Stephani Buchman Photography.

Modern bathroom
Modern Bathroom with Floating Vanity and Integrated Sink

The sleek, chrome faucet is possibly one of my favourite things in this bathroom design.

Waterfall Faucet with quartz countertops
Sleek, Chrome Faucet and white quartz counter tops


We all love to see a bit of sparkle too right?  Check out the crackled glass pendants that cast a beautiful shadow, accentuating the wavy wall tiles.

Crackled Glass Pendant
Crackled Glass Pendant

This bathroom also has loads of storage (probably more than my own kitchen…well, not far off!). The beautiful custom cabinetry has adjustable shelving within and are full height cabinetry doors with modern, chrome pulls.

The custom colour, as mentioned previously, is Barnboard by Benjamin Moore and is just slightly deeper in tone than the wall tile.

Custom Wall Cabinet for plenty of Storage
Custom Wall Cabinet for plenty of Storage

Now it’s time for the shower and peek -a -boo suprise!

The shower has a linear drain, curb and chrome fixtures.  There is a rainfall shower head that you cannot see, it’s great for just after the sauna!

shower and sauna
Custom shower with Glass doors and Linear drain
The cedar sauna smells amazing!!

My clients love their new bathroom and sauna, it really is reflective of the other high end and custom finishes in their massive basement.  See the entire finished basement, including Movie Theatre & Secret Xbox room in my YouTube playlist here.

Have you ever had your own personal sauna in your home?

If you are planning an Interior Decorating, Design or renovation project and live in the Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Mississauga or surrounding areas, you cane contact me here  and I’ll help you ‘Love Where You Live’.

If you are looking for e-design, I can help with that too. Send me an email and we can discuss your project today!

To see another fabulous bathroom design we created for clients that has been published no once, but twice, click here.

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