It will be a while until I get to the After portion of this bathroom, but a sneak peak at our retro bathroom seemed a natural follow-up to yesterday’s post about modern bath trends.
Pink was popular back in the day and this bathroom, I’ve no doubt, was da bomb. Let me take you on a tour:
The bath also features a delightfully retro pink and black floor with little silver sparklies embedded in the tile. Asbestos tile.
Though it might be a teensy bit tempting to go retro kitsch with room, several of the plastic tiles are cracked or missing and there appears to be wall damage in the shower. So we’re prepared for a total gut job. With the exception of the tub, which I think we can get away with simply refinishing, it’s all going.
Technically, the floor tile won’t go, it will be sealed over and covered up per safety standards. It’s not uncommon to find asbestos tile in mid-20th century homes. In fact, around these parts, it’s expected. They are typically not harmful if they’re in good shape and left undisturbed (she says in the name of entertainment; go seek an expert opinion).
There’s a lot of work ahead here and throughout the house. Right now, I’m just glad the toilet works.
Have you gutted a bathroom? Any tips?