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50s bathroom retro bathroomToday, it’s a complete look at Kohler sinks suitable for your 50s bathroom retro reno.

Most 2008-design sinks are either very minimalistic (a simple round bowl mounted under solid surface) or…Victoriana on steroids. 50s style bathroom sinks are a sweet…or streamlined.

Fortunately, Kohler has an array of sinks appropriate for REtro REnovations. You can see the classic “Tahoe metal frame” in the 1959 bathroom above — and below in today’s portfolio.

Scroll over each thumbnail image for the model-name. I used Tahoe sans frame, and Thoreau, in two of my three bathrooms:

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  1. Richard says:

    Can these metal frame sinks be installed on a quartz counter top? I have be online searching and I have yet to see that done.

  2. Jim says:

    My particle board/laminate flush mounted bathroom sink has a green colored 1973-era round cast iron Kohler bathroom sink. I have a white sink of the same model I want to replace the green one with.

    I will be replacing the laminated 3/4″ particle board countertop. The to-be-replaced green sink is currently mounted with a (Hudee?) rim I expect to reuse.

    I need installation instructions for how to mount the new sink: mount it on the replacement countertop before installing the new countertop, or install the new countertop and then install the replacement sink? The sink is so heavy that WHEN to install IT seems critical.

  3. David Conwill says:

    Just discovered *this* post (just discovered the whole website today). Our mid-century bathroom boasts a Kohler “Lady Vanity.” Fascinating to learn they’re still made.

  4. Kitschy Kimberly says:

    Oddly enough I am liking the shape and style of the men’s lavoratory model. Not sure that I know what all the knobs are for though lol.

    1. CarolK says:

      I know this an old post, but I think the men’s lavatory has the usual hot and cold handles and the spout plus a sprayer and a soap dispenser.

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