Good Questions: Working With Existing Bathroom Tile?

Good Questions: Working With Existing Bathroom Tile?

Aaron Able
Mar 16, 2009

Hi, I am trying to help my sister with ideas for her bathroom. It is a really small space, and we're looking to do just very cosmetic changes — don't have the budget to change any of the major items — so tiles, bath and sink will need to stay as is. The color scheme of the tiles are black and grey, very similar to this bathroom from Retro Renovation. Does anyone have any ideas for modernizing this room? I'm thinking things like - what color to paint the top portion of the walls? Shower curtain/bath mat colors/ideas? Fixture ideas? Shelving? Thanks so much! Robyn

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The link you gave had some great ideas for the bathroom pictured and I'd like you to point you in the direction of House Tour: Nicole & Colin's Streamlined Salvage where the homeowners turned a similar-era bathroom with mustard and black tiles into something simple and beautiful:


Does anyone have some ideas for Robyn?

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