I need some "vintage" guidance . . . . HELP

kellykathOctober 30, 2012

Hi all . . . I'll try to make this brief. I have a very small bungalow that was built in the 1920's, a couple blocks from the beach and has been rented to the same people for 20 years. Tenants are moving out and I plan to do some needed upgrades, but I can't afford to dump a "ton" of money into it as I'm already doing floors, refurnishing it to rent out "furnished" as well as enjoy it myself. Most people I talk to say to keep it close to the "period" or "vintage" with regard to the pink and grey tile on the bathroom walls and vanity. Unfortunately my dad put some new ugly stuff on the floor but the rest is original. It all needs a lot of work so I am planning to have the old porcelain "reglazed or whatever it is one has done when one doesn't want to pull the whole thing out. Should I have the

pink tile glazed white too or would that be a crime? I want to do the right thing for the house, I just can't do the whole thing now as I have the kitchen to content with as well as wood floors I need to get this done so I can rent it as soon as possible. So,,,, I would love opinions on whether to keep the pink tile and pull out the modern crap my dad put in and incorporate something vintage looking to go with it - or redo the wall and floor to have the vintage look?

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i'd suggest tou post this on the Old House forum.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:33AM
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I would post on the bathroom forum. Without pics I'm going to say keep the pink.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:46PM
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I would leave it as is. Keep the vintage charm.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 1:14PM
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Imhappy&Iknowit IOWA zone 6b

I would keep it. Run over to retrorenovation web site and spend a day and night there. There are a ton of tabs and links. It will take you that long.

Here is a link that might be useful: retro renovation

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 8:27PM
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Thanks, I'll be back SOON!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 11:16AM
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