1920's Bathroom Decor

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I am intersted in remodeling a bathroom (approx. 5x7) in the Art Deco style. Please share your knowledge with me. My focus will be recreating the cosmetic appearance, walls, floor, mirrors etc. The only fixture I would like to change is the sink. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Oh, did I mention that I'm in the market for bargains? Thanks.

-- Melissa (gabormd@yahoo.com), May 03, 2001


Melissa, there are dozens of places to get deco bath stuff (I've been amassing info for two years), sadly little of it is bargain priced. There is a catalogue called Baths from the Past, Bathroom Machineries, A Ball Plumbing Supply, and Antique Hardware and Home, among others. You can find old porcelain and have it refinished -- some people have said theirs came out great, then others .... I suppose it depends on who dies the work, I know of some satisfied customers of a refinisher in Baltimore's Canton area. If you can compromise a bit and live with a 4 inch spread set on your sink, as opposed to the more typical 8 inch, home depot carried a Kohler line called "Memoirs," will do for Deco. The models they carry in stock are a good deal, although not entirely authentic. You can do a lot with bargain priced black and white tiles, especially if you are able to lay tile yourself. Hope this was the info you were looking for. E-mail if this is insufficient


-- roy furchgott (furchgott@charm.net), July 12, 2001.

You don't mention where you live. If you do live in NY there is a wonderful demolition warehouse on 125th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. There are FLOORS of beautiful things removed from old NY apartments, churches, etc. They have an ENTIRE FLOOR of bathroom needs -- tubs with claw feet, sinks, medicine chests. If you do live in NY, GO CHECK THEM OUT.

-- Libby DeRoo (libbyderoo@hotmail.com), April 08, 2003.

I am looking for a large shower curtain to go around a built in claw foot tub. The store in San Francisco that used to carry them has gone out of business. Ann

-- Ann Katz (ann@katzpjs.com), August 07, 2003.

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