Washing machine. This powder room goes to show that pretty much any sturdy vessel can become a sink. This antique washing machine needed little adjustment to serve as a sink in this beautiful space. Many old-fashioned appliances can have marred and damaged finishes. If you’d rather not embrace the patina, find a specialist to refinish the surface to a shine.
Two-piece toilet – The modern toilet trend may be for hidden or boxed-in tanks, but a two-piece toilet can look homey and has something of a country-home air about it. A black toilet seat always looks smart and grounds an all-white scheme. And who knew large marbled floor tiles could work so well?
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The original materials in Houzz user jons112’s guest bathroom certainly weren’t his style, but the wood subfloor underneath the outdated tile posed a much greater problem: years of water damage from damaged cast iron plumbing. He hired a contractor to completely gut the small bathroom and give him a blank slate. With a $9,000 budget, he turned the once-dingy yellow and brown tiled space into a classic and bright guest bathroom that still fits the style of his 1923 home.
A lengthy sink calls for a skirt of doubled proportions. It adds softness to the space and is a perfect for hiding toiletries in the absence of bathroom cabinetry. Damask patterned skirts take on a more formal approach in this Mediterranean style bath. Choosing the right fabric will allow you to use sink skirt with a range of decor styles.
Black and white – Black and white tiles have long signaled that you’re in a traditional period bathroom. A border of black — on walls, the floor or both — adds a focal point and is elegant, timeless and chic. Also note how the vintage cast-iron radiator is painted to match. The console sink is another stylish traditional touch.