30s inspired bathrooms

We started work Thursday on a two bathroom project. It is in a 1930s house in a cute historic area. I stopped by on Friday and the upstairs bathroom was almost totally demoed. This house has only two bathrooms, so one will be totally renovated before the other is started so that there is a usable bathroom in the house.

The bathroom upstairs currently has a tub, which we are replacing with a new tub. Downstairs, we are taking out the tub and making a shower with a frameless glass enclosure.

We are keeping the design in the spirit of the 30s with our tile choices. Subway is going on the walls in both bathrooms and mosaic is going on the floors.  Upstairs we are using a white octagonal tile with black squares.  Downstairs we are using a 2″ hex tile on the bathroom floor and a 1″ hex tile on the shower floor.

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The plumbing finishes and sconces will be in chrome.  The faucet in the upstairs bathroom is the Kohler Margaux, which is so pretty:

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I think you can’t go wrong with this classic style. It’s not going to look out of date in five years. I think keeping the finishes that are the most difficult to change (cabinets, tile) classic is the best way to go.  Faucets, knobs and lighting can be more trendy since they are so easy to change.


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