Bathtub with subway tile surround
Photograph: Megan Chaffin
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Fixtures & Fittings

Porcelain or marble sinks on porcelain pedestals or chrome washstands dominate bathrooms with a vintage look. But other options to consider include built-in vanities sheathed in painted beadboard, stained fruitwood vanities, or antique chests outfitted with sinks. A claw-foot tub can be purchased new or found at a local salvage yard and restored. Fittings with cross handles and chrome or porcelain knobs are available from a wide variety of manufacturers today. An elaborate Edwardian-style chrome tub filler (such as the one shown here) or shower handset completes the old-fashioned look.
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