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Postby Chimay » Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:35 am

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Postby Jamal » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:24 am

Our bathrooms were remodeled/renovated - whatever you want to call it. None of the materials used (concrete, glass, nickel plated hardware, chrome, ceramic) are new to the original house...

Master (a photographer I'm not...):

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1/2 Bath (ditto...):

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Re: I like

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Postby scowsa » Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:26 pm

Well, who'd have known that bathrooms could cause so much debate and a fair amount of emotion.

So, just to add my tuppence worth:

Sienna, back there somewhere, stated "I want simplicity but will all this white, grey and chrome be too bland?"

In my view, no, as you can always use bath mats and towels to add color -- such as some of those good value, graphic designs from West Elm

We have all white, floor to ceiling, smaller tiles of different sizes in both of our bathrooms and it's a lot easier to change a color scheme with new bath mats and towels, rather than be regretting color tile choices 5 years down the road.

Also, in support of the "Chimay school", modern for me means a design aethestic which my wife and I look to reflect in all of our choices, whether its faucets or just the cabinet door handles. Of course, the "function" of the item is also important and one looks for a combination. For example, for me those cantilevered cabinets, while stylish, also offer the bonus of freeing up floor space and thus help make a bathroom look larger and less claustrophobic.

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Postby SDR » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:08 pm

To answer Sienna's question: The scheme sounds good to me; in the same vein, I think Joe will be happier with each passing month that he didn't add arbitrary -- if fun, and even "historic" -- random colored tiles to his walls. Color can be added *temporarily* with towels, plants and/or art -- but to commit permanently to a color choice in such a small place seems unnecessary and potentially regrettable. The metallic and cool neutral palette seems perfectly appropriate to a modernist -- or any -- bathroom. Water, hygiene, calmness. . .and the Japanese restraint and modesty that we associate with much of the modern aesthetic.

Maybe the body, and the face, "should be" the most colorful things in the bathroom?

On the other hand, there is progressive modernism and, separately, the sybaritic indulgences. Take your pick? There are, clearly, different "kinds'"of modernism, and of lifestyle. Mere privacy, and clean hot and cold running water, have long since ceased to be valued luxuries (as they are, in much of the world) and instead have become our birthright. Many, however, still gain pleasure from these simple things. . .

A sink that can only be used (carefully) to rinse one's hands or face, seems an odd forfeiting of choice and functionality -- even if one seldom fills the basin, shouldn't that be an option, for those special occasions, or guests with different habits?

As to the rimmed drop-in, the undermount sink (as has been mentioned) eliminates that small curb and allows one to "sweep" water and debris into the sink. That probably explains their increased popularity.

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a safe start

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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:17 pm

Lively thread!

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here's mine. not too "tasteful" for some. clean, functional, classic. Did I say SMALL?

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Postby JXBrown » Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:46 am

I vote with the Chimay school. There are certainly more luxurious materials that are appropriate for the modern aesthetic. I respect that there are some people who lean toward maintaing a museum piece, but that's just not for me. Anyway, I'm sure that FLW would certainly have used granite and stone surfaces had that been an option at the time and old Joe would have been right behind him using less expensive granite tile to get a similar look.

There is a third option for showers in place of the sliding door or curtain. You can also get a shower screen that is hinged to the wall. They come in one, two, and three panel configurations and have the easy cleaning advantage of a curtain but are otherwise like a shower door. They can also swing out of the way unlike a shower door which I prefer for soaking in the tub. They are almost completely frameless, but much cheaper than the frameless shower door. They cost several hundred dollars more than a slider, but I'm willing to pay for easy cleaning!!! I bought one for my last house at Home Expo. It was made by .

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formica on 3/4 plywood. metal/vinyl edge

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Postby STLModern » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:50 am

If your on a really tight budget as I was and needed it to be done in about a week you could go the paint only route. I spent about $100 on this remodel. All paint!

Counter: Scuffed and sprayed it with fleckstone paint and then poly-urethaned it 5 times.

Floor: Ripped up the linoleum, patched and painted the floor with epoxy floor paint.

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Postby roxy500 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:01 am

Wow - that IS a big change!!! Good job on the budget re-do.

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Postby classic form » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:00 pm

Hey Joe, is mine small enough for you? Not only that, no window. This is the bath that I get to use, the wifes is a little bigger. I personally don't mind a small bath. Although I have knocked the funny bone on the old towel rack more times than I'd like.

The color is Ming Green by American Standard, it was picked out by the original owners as this was used as the "boys" room (they had two young boys). Notice the seahorse tiles. Not my first pick for color but...

I ran across a bunch of vintage tile at the local arch. salvage in pink...do I remember someone a while back looking for vintage pink tile? There was also some in a nice light grey.

I am looking for this model (in pic) American Standard toilet ca. 1957 in white for the mainfloor vanity. It is the only bathroom fixture missing out of the bathrooms and I would like to find one to re-install.

If you look at the faucets and hardware in this bathroom they do look a little older than what the actual build date of the house is, not really space agey but I think they have held up well design wise.

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Postby Joe » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:04 pm

works for me. I like it! Anyone can have a new, contemporary bathroom. Not many folks these days can have yours.

Yes, I was looking for pink tile. After I finished the bath remodel, I found a pink toilet and pink tiles at a local recycling center. A little bummed. It would have looked great with black VCT.

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