One of the best compliments I’ve received about my pink bathroom was when the electrician asked if the wall and floor tiles were original, a remark that made me grin from ear to ear. Constructing a new pink bathroom that looks like it is fresh from 1962 — the year my house was built — was […]
Whenever I see a bathroom product -- bathroom tile, bathroom sink, shower bases, shower curtains, etc. -- that may have good potential for your bathroom remodel, I write about it. This archive section shows all my bathroom resources in reverse chronological order. Importantly, though: If you are looking for something specific, check out the SUB-CATEGORY pages shown in light blue, above. Good luck!
Two years of planning. Six months and six days of brain-bending, back-breaking, tedious and careful work. From demo on day #1 until the final pieces were put into place, the epic journey to transform my tired old bathroom into the pretty pink potty room of my dreams has been nothing short of a renovation marathon. But here […]
I recently added a 1951 Formica “Vanitory” brochure to my collection. A Vanitory is a lavatory (to wash your hands) and a vanity (to powder your nose) — all in one. I love this brochure, because it not only shows 10 Vanitory designs, but also it clarifies that Formica Vanitories were not actually sold by […]
Gus recently discovered Retro Renovation while searching for advice about the vintage pink bathroom in his newly purchased 1956 home. While he is a fan of mid century design, Gus isn’t sold on all of the pink in his master bathroom. In addition to his uncertainty about the color, Gus wishes his bathroom had a […]
With prices ranging from $13 up to $250+… a laundry list of features to choose from… and deciphering CFMs required for your space, selecting the right exhaust fan for your bathroom can be a dizzying task. I recently did extensive research to select bath fans for both my new pink bathroom and as a replacement fan […]
Last week, our electrician installed a new bathroom exhaust fan in our green hall bath. During the install he made a shocking discovery — the old fan hadn’t worked properly since day-one. It was doing nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Apparently this problem is somewhat common, so I made a video to help others learn about […]