Good Questions: How To Update Pre-War?

Good Questions: How To Update Pre-War?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 11, 2006

Hello AT,

Our small co-op bathroom was done up in cheap tile and formica when it was first converted (left), and we'd love to revamp it. Our tastes tend toward the modern but we don't want to fight the pre-war bones of the apartment (hurt re-sale value, etc.). Any recommendations for combining the clean/functional look of modern with the classic/old-NY look of pre-war?...

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E.g., do we go for plain old subway tile walls and hex-tile floors? One look I appreciate includes a glass tile surround in a subway-tile size and pattern (above). Are there fixtures you or your readers can recommend? Surely we can't be the first to try this!

Thanks, Joey


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