Mill Valley BungalowRustic Bathroom, San Francisco
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Triggs says that one problem with using real reclaimed wood is that it can introduce real pests to the home, in the form of resident beetles. In the master bathroom, the vanity is crafted from new oak that was stripped with metal brushes to give it texture and depth similar to authentic reclaimed wood. In addition to being bug-free, the density and grain of it is more consistent than with vintage wood. This relatively small bathroom — the shower is at left and the toilet is at right — gains an illusion of spaciousness with a wall-spanning mirror over the sink.
If it's not possible to redo your bathroom walls, consider distressing your current cabinetry, or replacing your vanity with one finished in raw wood. The interesting texture featured in the wood is enough to keep the rest of the bathroom design minimal and simple in design.