Here on Retro Renovation, our #1 goal is to help uncover and profile products that may help you design, remodel and decorate your midcentury home in authentic vintage style. Bathrooms are high-traffic areas in homes, and your older bathroom may need some TLC. Use this page as a gateway to help you find what you need — from new toilets… to vintage tubs… to reporcelaining vendors… to vintage style shower curtains… we try to cover it all.
If you need a specific bathroom product, here are the key product categories:
- Tile for walls and floors — including where to find replacement tile, and where to find new retro style tile
- Sink faucets
- Sinks and vanities
- Bathroom accessories, including towel bars, toilet paper holders, chrome soap dishes, and linens including rugs, towels and shower curtains
- Toilets – including new, used and all sorts of replacement parts
- Bath tubs – including new and used tubs, as well as faucets and replacement parts and the like
- Shower pans — various alternatives available new, as well as info on faucets and shower doors, too.
- Readers and their bathrooms — see this category to see all the stories we have published profiling readers and their bathroom remodels — lots of great ideas here.
- Pink bathrooms – we have a whole category just about these — hey, a whole ‘nother website, too.
- Just want to browse? Read all our bathroom design and remodeling stories here.
Some of my thoughts if you are NEW to your OLD house and contemplating a bathroom makeover or remodel:
READ ALL THE TIPS about getting started with your kitchen renovation — they are pretty similar to how you’d get started with a bathroom makeover or remodel. Renovate Safe!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where to get replacement bathroom tile? Answer: The best place I know of to find replacement bathroom tiles is World of Tile in Springfield, New Jersey. They are sort of a “time capsule” tile store, with lots of New Old Stock going back as far as the late 1950s. Please note, they are going to need to see an actual sample — a photo will not work — of the tile you are trying to replace, as there were many manufacturers each with their own shades back in the day. I have multiple stories on World of Tile — read them all by clicking here.
It’s also possible you may find vintage tile at your local Re-Store…and check with your neighbors. Maybe they have the same color bathrooms — and maybe there are extra tiles in their basements or attics.
Answer: Check out this 2009 story: Where to find vintage bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. This story was written with buyers in mind — but use the advice in reverse if you are a seller. On pricing: I give no advice and don’t plan to. It’s what the market will bear. You have to do your own research based on your own market dynamics.