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Old 03-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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We are in the process of remodeling our (small) master bath. Our house with was built in 1923 and I'd like to do it in a 1920's-ish style. We're still in the planning phases, but we're planning on using small hexagon tiles for the floor and possibly subway tiles up the walls.

I'd like to put a shower stall in one corner and a small corner tub in another corner. My question is, will it look too modern using a drop-in corner tub if we use subway tiles on the enclosure. Or should we opt for a free standing soaker tub instead?

Also, if we do a corner shower, should we do glass doors or a shower curtain?

My fear is mixing too many "modern" elements into design. Then again, maybe should just go all-modern and ditch the 1920's theme idea.

Thoughts?

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Might I suggest a clawfoot tub?



Not only will it be easier installation wise, but it'll save big time on the space it requires. Corner tubs can take up a lot of real estate in a bathroom.

If you want to do a 1920's style bathroom, I think the clawfoot tub would be perfect.

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Yep, I was thinking that as well (it would definitely fit better). What do you think about have a shower stall in another corner? Would it look ok if we used a shower curtain (vs. glass doors?). I was thinking about just using a shower pan, then tiling up the side walls..
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Me personally, I think you can still achieve a retro look with a shower stall.

I think what's more important is the tile as opposed to the curtain vs. glass. I would definitely suggest a seamless glass shower as it will allow your tile to show through.

Something like this for example:



I think it's a great opportunity to have some fun and try different samples of tile to see what works best.
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A shower curtain would look more '1920's', but yeah glass doors would probably be more practical. I'd go the whole hog and go for shower curtain. The tub that DIYadam suggested would be perfect! I love free standing tubs. Post pics when you've finished!
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Free standing tubs can be a challenge for some to get in and out of but they are fun.

I think any time you modernize an antique home too much you risk skewing the overall look of the place and even the nicest kitchens and bath restorations look out of character with the home. And highly personalized kitchens and baths are sometimes harder to sell whereas you can usually get your money out of appropriate kitchen and bath restorations.

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