Friday, November 20, 2009

Bringing Back the Classic West Side Bathroom

When purchased, the apartment had an old tub that was surrounded by crumbling tiles. When the workers started taking down the bathroom tiles, the whole wall crumbled-- it was 100 year old plaster on lathe. So they had to start from scratch. The plaster was replaced with concrete board. For the shower/tub subway tiles were used. The brick wall was left as a contrast to the plain white tiles.
The new floor is porcelain classic upper West Side floor tiles. To fit in the narrow space, an old clawfoot bathtub was found in a barn in Roxbury, New York.The tub looked better when set in place. The bathroom is so narrow, it needed a narrow tub.The walls were painted with a color that picked up some of the shades of the brick.

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