A 1928 Bath, True to Its Roots: After

Who: Matt S.
Where: Tacoma, Wash.

Since I have restored many of my previous older homes, I had the skills to handle the task. After the plumbing and electrical were fixed, I spray-foamed the walls to insulate, put up new drywall, classic black and white hexagonal-tile floors, white subway tile at chair-rail height and in the shower surround, and a new cast-iron tub. My favorite part of this bathroom is the fixtures, which I spent hours and hours searching for, as I wanted them to truly be unique, period appropriate, and affordable. The medicine cabinet I built myself.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000
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