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Retro bathrooms

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After much sweat and toil, Nanette's vintage 1940's bathroom is complete! All of that hard work definitely paid off, because her retro basement bath looks great. I love the beautiful blue tile and the authentic vintage fixtures. Nanette's 1945 transitional ranch home needed a second bathroom in the basement, so...

After much sweat and toil, Nanette's vintage 1940's bathroom is complete! All of that hard work definitely paid off, because her retro basement bath looks great. I love the beautiful blue tile and the authentic vintage fixtures. Nanette's 1945 transitional ranch home needed a second bathroom in the basement, so...

Sometimes I want to strip the paint off my bathroom tiles and restore them to this original state.

When we last heard from Kristen and Paul, the couple had a stash of Daltile Aqua Glow wall tiles stacked in their garage and were eagerly awaiting the day when they could be installed in their charming 1899 home’s main floor bathroom. Fast forward a year — and their bathroom is now complete. Kristen loves it so much she…

A vintage pink and maroon bathroom. Wow...like walking into Grandma's

Reader Naomi’s new-to-her house came fully equipped with a retro pink and maroon bathroom — which she loves. However, there are a few problems — the toilet is broken and must be replaced, and there is also a non-repairable crack in the sink. Naomi is okay with replacing the broken maroon fixtures with white, but…

This tub recess has a sunken bathtub in a raised platform, all decked out in candy pink and green tiles. Photo: Linda Svendsen

Bungalow bathrooms before 1920 were of the “sanitary white” persuasion. Not so in the bathrooms built after the mid-1920s!

Yellow and green were a fairly common combination, but the floor is a showstopper. The unusual pattern was created by the homeowner, who implemented many fashion trends during her home's construction in 1932. (Photo: Andy Olenick)

Yellow and green were a fairly common combination, but the floor is a showstopper. The unusual pattern was created by the homeowner, who implemented many fashion trends during her home's construction in 1932. (Photo: Andy Olenick)

A friend of mine just moved into a rental house with this vintage green tiled bathroom. She called to ask for advice on how to update it without any demo—I don’t think she realized how much I love this type of challenge 😬 it kinda felt like I was on a design competition show...except I was only competing against myself... Head to the blog and take a look at the three different styles we considered and—competition show style—let me know which one you would've chosen!

One of my favorite design challenges to take on in a remodel is infusing the homeowner’s personal style and taste without compromising the space’s original character. It’s a tricky balance, but it feels so rewarding when different styles work together to create a cohesive space. When circumstances like a limited budget or living in a […]

Colorful Old-House Bathrooms. The late 1920s witnessed a shift in thinking on the ideal bathroom's design, transforming an austere white space into one that was blooming in color.

The late 1920s witnessed a shift in thinking on the ideal bathroom's design, transforming an austere white space into one that was blooming in color.