So you're tackling a reno on a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a highway rest stop. In the '60's. Before you swing the sledgehammer, stop and really take a look at all of the individual elements in the room. Can anything be saved? Take a close look at the floor tiles. They may be a garish colour and look horrible with the pink tub, but picture them in a new and modern room. Will they actually work? The answer is often, surprisingly, yes. Retro tiles in unusual patterns and colours are making a comeback, and look great with contemporary fixtures and a neutral colour scheme in the rest of the room.
Take a look at this bathroom reno featured in Country Living. Simple and cost-efficient.
And this one by Rachel at Just a Touch of Gray. Love the blue floor in the renovated room.
Here are some other great examples of refreshed bathrooms with vintage floors.
|via Country Living|
|via Apartment Therapy|