Small bathroom finished!
Our original 1930s bathroom was shabby but had never leaked. Because it held up so well and because it fit the house construction best we chose the same kind of construction (mud) which is not done much today. We had a great contractor who demolished the old mud bathroom and installed the new and we hired our own plumber and electrician who co-ordinated well with the main contractor. We saved around $1500 by doing this and did not compromise quality as we knew these tradesmen.
The bathroom is very small - less than 4' by 9' so we wanted it simple but sufficiently different from the original black and white one to merit the cost and trouble. We are pretty pleased and to date there is nothing we would have done differently but then we took forever to decide and thanks to this forum anticipated potential problems. It was expensive - probably $5K more than we had thought upfront but that was associated mostly with the construction technique we chose - there is a lot of labor involved in building mud walls and floors. The mosaic floor was also very expensive but we both liked it and it was not easy to agree. In addition we replaced other galvanized pipes in the house at the same time so the work expanded. The pictures are a bit of a jumble and it was difficult to take good ones with the small size. Most are taken before the frameless glass shower door was installed. I haven't listed all the materials and fixtures we used but would be happy to if anyone is interested. Last I have to thank Bill for recommending Rob our great contractor.
Here is a link that might be useful: finished bathroom