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Display Name: Dorsalfin
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I just did a gut rehab of my own bathroom four months ago.

First, before we go tile and fixture shopping, bear in mind you should replace all the pipes and the shower set up in the walls. If the bldg is 50 years old, you might as well do the risers and branch lines as long as you are going to be doing the work. That is going to add several thousand to the expected costs.

That said, I went with the white subway tiles with a cobalt blue bullnose and cobalt pencil stripe between the base cove and the courses of tile. I got the hexagonal floor tile with cobalt blue as the colored piece in the middle.

I also went with retro art deco fixtures, and I have to state the room looks better than I ever could have hoped. The kick in the head is that when I went to the tile store I had no idea what I wanted, but I spoke with Joan (Jane?) from Scotland at Chelsea Tile on 15th Street, and in 45 minutes we had the whole thing planned out.

Soup to nuts including new fixtures, toilet, tub, pipe, risers, tile ... $17,000, and it looks great.

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9/26/07 09:51 AM