Doing some research ahead of time as to what I'll be up against in trying to do a bathroom facelift. This will be at least a year down the road.
1912-20 built home with (I think) lath and plaster walls. The bathroom has white subway tile around the shower area and tile wainscoting. I don't know when the tile was installed but it's pretty old -- perhaps original to the house? I'd like to get rid of it if possible -- it's old, discolored, cracked in places, and had holes drilled into it by an overzealous towel rack hanger.
I've been watching a lot of youtube videos and reading up on tile removal, but none of the things I've looked at seem to deal with old tile on plaster. So my question is, what is involved in removing this tile, and is it possible to remove it without having to do (as in, hire an expert to do) extensive repairs to the wall? Ideally I'd like to have a lovely smooth plaster wall from top to bottom, but if it seems like that's not a possibility I could put up some wood paneling over the damaged portion. I've pasted some pictures below (sorry, they're turned on the side).
Thanks for any advice you can offer!
On edit: sorry, can't get the pictures to work. I will keep trying.