Timeless Appeal

Shapely cast-iron claw-foot tubs, hexagonal floor tiles, and chrome cross-handle faucets are the go-tos for crafting modern bathrooms with timeless appeal.

In wide rotation since the late 1800s and early 1900s, when the Victorian, Craftsman, and Art Deco styles reigned in succession, these fixtures and finishes look so good and function so well that they've left little room for improvement, even after all these years.

For help pinpointing even more design elements to guide your own classic bathroom revamp project, the editors of This Old House created the following primer on the three most influential and enduring styles of the past.
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