My friends tease me for this, but I will go on record as saying that I think the bathroom should definitely receive the most love and consideration when renovating a home. I’ve seen scores of inspirational bathrooms, but this extensive renovation by graphic designer and illustrator Anile Prakash comes close to my vision of a dream bathroom. Heavy on the clean and fresh tile with minimalist white fixtures and rustic, warm wood accents — yep, pretty dreamy. Beautiful job, Anile! — Kate
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See more of Anile’s gorgeous bathroom makeover after the jump!
Time: 3 months
Basic Steps: Our basic steps to achieve the look included spending months (years, really) planning and dreaming of every possible layout and analyzing what our needs were. Poring over our inspiration book (a blank sketchbook I bought at an art supply store) where I would paste in photos from magazines and online images that I printed out. Many, many visits to tile and fixture stores and antique and second-hand stores leaving empty-handed to mull things over, returning to take measurements, making lists, eliminating choices, and on and on.
Our advice is not to rush into anything. Renos are an exercise in patience and perseverance. Plan for months ahead of time. Be prepared for daily decision-making, frustrations, unexpected delays and expenses and many inconveniences, such as showering at friends’ and families’ homes, inconceivable messes and disruptions and having strangers in your house all day long. Finally, try to limit your on-trend selections to items that are easily replaceable such as accessories, hardware, lighting, etc. Resist the temptation to use lower quality/less expensive materials because they will last half the time they should. Wherever possible, try to make environmentally responsible choices that are within your budget. — Anile