The bathroom wasn’t an eyesore, but shoddy workmanship from a 2006 renovation meant the space was past its best-before date.
Christine Dovey’s bathroom renovation was part of the One Room Challenge, an online event where 20 designers have six weeks to complete a project, sharing process photos as they go.
The mood board
Christine used PowerPoint to help her imagine the finished product. “In my head, the design worked, but making a collage is the easiest way to verify that,” she says. Here’s how she did it. Step 1: Shoot Christine took pictures of items she already had, imported them into the program and erased the backgrounds using a special tool. Step 2: Collect Next, she searched online and copied and pasted images of the things she planned to buy (like the toilet and towel rack) directly into the document. Step 3: Layer To build the background, Christine duplicated images of the wall and floor tiles. Visual perspective is important for a realistic effect. Step 4: Play The final step involved arranging the images on the background. “It’s about 95 percent accurate to how the room turned out,” she says.