One good reference tool is the recently published “Bathrooms” (Clarkson Potter; $30) by Chris Casson Madden. The author, a Home & Garden TV channel host and recognized design guru, traveled around the country to find 30 of the country’s most stylish and creative bathrooms. She packaged these inspirational designs with an extensive resource guide that includes the latest advice on what’s available, how to find it and how to deal with a contractor.
Madden also brings some personal renovation experience to the book. Her dream was to relax in the bathtub of her 100-year-old house in Rye, N.Y., and gaze out the windows at the moon and the stars.
For her project, she spent a year on research – dreaming, clipping favorite ideas from magazines, talking to Noun 1. talking to – a lengthy rebuke; “a good lecture was my father’s idea of discipline”; “the teacher gave him a talking to”
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval – an act or expression of criticism and censure; “he had to
Rating: 3 out of 5