Vintage bathroomTraditional Bathroom, Philadelphia
Renovated bathroom recreates original charm. 1" hexagon floor tile and 3" x 6" subway tile by Daltile (color: Arctic White). Pedestal sink and recessed medicine cabinet by Restoration Hardware. Toilet by Toto. Existing wall sconces (and overhead surface-mounted fixture) re-used. Window trim salvaged from other area of the house to match existing. New Wood/Ultrex window by Marvin. Pale blue paint by Benjamin Moore.
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AFTER: Capitolo was able to reconfigure the floor plan to fit in a shower with a wall at one end, instead of just the leaky shower curtain they’d had before. With classic subway and hex tiles, a pedestal sink, a vintage-inspired medicine cabinet and original light fixtures, the bathroom is a lovely, freshened-up version of itself. Great tip: If a radiator is clunking up your bathroom floor plan, consider replacing it with radiant-heat flooring. See the rest of this bathroom makeoverHave you redesigned your bathroom this year? Please show us your own before-and-after photos in the Comments.More: Find bathroom designers near you
Photos by Lauren Davis Bathroom at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple and their 3 young childrenLocation: Abington, Pennsylvania (outside Philadelphia)Size: 58½ square feet (5.5 square meters); about 9 by 7 feet (2.7 by 2.1 meters)Designer: This was a collaboration between the homeowners and Whitefield & Co. At first glance, this new bathroom looks as though it could have been designed in the 1920s, when the house was built. While the “before” photos show a situation in which a lot needed to be addressed, the bathroom had vintage charm. “The clients loved the existing subway tile, the style of the sink and the light fixtures,” Capitolo says. He worked with them to re-create the style with new fixtures, tiles and other details. The new flooring is a period-appropriate small hexagonal tile. The new pedestal sink has a traditional look right down to the porcelain cross faucet handles, topped with “H” and “C.” Silver grout gives the subway tile depth and is easier to keep looking clean than white grout. Faucet: Kingston Brass; Park pedestal sink: Restoration Hardware; silver grout: Mapei
Arctic white subway tile by Daltile with silver grout by Mapei re-creates the original charm of this Philadelphia bathroom.Find a local tile installer