2. Realize that the material will swell and contract. In this Hollywood actor’s bungalow, salvaged wood mixed with crisp white and vintage accents give the room a modern eclectic look. The designer, Laura Schwartz-Muller, even had a simple matching tub shelf crafted to match.Schwartz-Muller understood the importance of treating the reclaimed wood as “a living, breathing thing,” as she describes it, one that will grow and contract. Thus, she used flexible silicone caulking and left a ⅛-inch gap between the sides of the tub and the walls, and beneath the tub top. She sealed the wood with three coats of fully cured polyurethane to protect it from moisture.Learn more about this bathroomFaucets: Lefroy Brooks; countertop: Pure White, Caesarstone; medicine cabinet: Restoration Hardware
Sinks: LaCava Plumbing
5. Add more than one reclaimed wood accent. Here the vanity counter and mirror create three long horizontal lines of dark rustic reclaimed wood.In fact, reclaimed wood is an element these homeowners used throughout their farmhouse, and it ties the rooms to one another.See the rest of this houseSinks, toilet: Toto; faucets: Metris 31060, Hansgrohe; tile: Cane Iridescent #006, Oceanside Glasstile
11. Use reclaimed wood in a powder room. If the thought of steam from the shower, splashes from daily face washing and toothbrushing, or keeping up a wood countertop has put you off, consider using it in the powder room.In this contemporary barn-like home, the main floor’s powder room has a unique reclaimed-wood and Plexiglas surround that glows like a lantern. The architects specified that the Plexiglas be sanded to give it a frosted look.See the rest of this homeOriginally published here.