Our Home Renovation: 1920’s Bathroom

One of the good things about living in the house during construction is that you can grab a cup of coffee in the morning and check out the previous day's work while still in your pajamas. So here I am checking out the tile shower surround and the cool diamond-shaped border:

61_July14_Day 269C61_July14_Day 269DOur contractor suggested the shelf in the wall niche. He says you keep shampoo below and soap above. That makes sense.

I saw so many great examples of 1920’s bathrooms with board and batten wainscoting on HOUZZ, and I wanted to see that same freshness here. We made the upper rail extra high to blend with the side panels on the built-in cupboard:

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61_July14_Day 269FThe effect will be one of a continuous board surrounding the room. It makes me want to add hat hooks for towels instead of a towel bar.

The bathroom used to have a large crown molding all along the ceiling. Our intent was to add it along the top of the cupboard. Now that we have the clean straight lines of the board and batten, we are thinking that crown might conflict with the style.

61_July14_Day 269I61_July14_Day 269KWhat do you think? Should we keep the crown molding? Should we ditch it? Or should we just have a flat 2 x 4 as our ceiling edge?

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