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    Default Pre War bathroom under renovation

    Thought you'd enjoy this renovation I'm working on. Very simple design, all white. Should be done in a few weeks.
















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    Oh I can't wait to see this!
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    Which war? Peloponessian? This is probably about the age of my bathroom, which is OLD. Love the new tile!
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    Dont forget the hardybacker board. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    I'm so happy you posted this Chalet. I redid my daughter's bath using marble floor (white with grey vein) White tiles with black accents around bubble jet tub. White vanity whit black marble top. I love it but cannot get the wall color right. I tried a light grey and couldn't find the right shade/tone. Then we tried a silvery sheen and didn't like it. Now it's a pale pink and it's ok. What color options do you suggest to make it feel warmer?
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    On my god Chalet, subway tile!
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    Can't wait to see the finished product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    On my god Chalet, subway tile!
    you don't like subway tile????

    can't wait to see the final product. chalet, is that custom tile or off the shelf?

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    I adore subway tile. I would do my entire bathroom and/or kitchen in it.
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    i can't wait to watch the progress so you better keep up with the pictures!
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    you don't like subway tile????

    can't wait to see the final product. chalet, is that custom tile or off the shelf?
    I do, but not the old wrecked subway tile in the before shots.
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    ^^^ yeah, that tile was looking rough ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Which war? Peloponessian? This is probably about the age of my bathroom, which is OLD. Love the new tile!
    Fresh! It's from 1929. Tub is out - full shower to go in - with stylish grab bars for their old age to come.


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    Dont forget the hardybacker board. Can't wait to see it finished!
    It's for a client so I don't have to schlep the greenboard myself.


    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    I'm so happy you posted this Chalet. I redid my daughter's bath using marble floor (white with grey vein) White tiles with black accents around bubble jet tub. White vanity whit black marble top. I love it but cannot get the wall color right. I tried a light grey and couldn't find the right shade/tone. Then we tried a silvery sheen and didn't like it. Now it's a pale pink and it's ok. What color options do you suggest to make it feel warmer?
    There are warm greys, or light taupe? The pink sounds nice - I was going to suggest a smoky grey lavender since she's young and it looks great with black and white.

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    On my god Chalet, subway tile!
    Get this - I found something close enough to the bath wall tile at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. When you run your hand over the new tile it will feel like bumpy, like a rock wall - not smooth and flat.

    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    you don't like subway tile????

    can't wait to see the final product. chalet, is that custom tile or off the shelf?
    The glass tile is the accent tile around the room. White subway tile, a 3" glass white band around the room and a marble pencil tile around the room above the base. I'm nuts for that glass tile.

    This will be the new floor



    If anyone is renovating a bathroom with a contractor and you have a budget that you want to stick to - try to keep the cost of your materials down. Good labor estimates are usually the same but it's the materials and fixtures that can make your bathroom double in price. The schmancy tub and toilet? The cool looking tile or stone? The intricate patterns and accent tiles? The body sprays?

    Sluce, whadya spend?
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    Loving that floor tile too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Sluce, whadya spend?
    LOL - I redid my kitchen and 2 baths all at the same time and I bought all materials myself and then paid for labor of the construction. I am very cheap or frugal if that makes it sound better. I went to a local design center where they had fantastic tile designs so I could get ideas. I notated their prices and then found almost the same tiles at Home Depot for 1/3 of the price. I took photos at the design center and then recreated the design on grid paper so the contractor could see what I wanted.

    In all, I ripped out a wall to open up the kitchen, replaced cabinets, appliances, floor, lighting, granite and backsplash. In my daughter's bath we installed a bubble jet tub in extended length because she is tall and that required moving a wall, replaced vanity, marble floor, toilet. In the master bath replaced bubble jet tub, tiled shower, toilet, vanity, floor, etc. In total for materials and labor, I spent 62k. I saved a ton doing it this way and really enjoyed being so involved. But, I hated the actual construction dust, mess and inconvenience.
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