1930's bathroom

Looking to remodel my bathroom with a 1930's feel. Can anybody give me any ideas what style of fixtures may have been in a 1930's bathroom? Looking for a sink - pedestal or wall mount? Any websites which may help?
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Its popular now 30s style, faucut handles with 4 nob, pedistal sinks . HD and others have nice faucets. Maybe sinks to. Toilets , well ask around , they vary. Most bath magazines will have an example. Shop, you will find plenty. For mirror light combos high quality bath or light stores.
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My Grandparents lived in a 1929 vintage semiattached two story brick home in St Albans, Queens, NY. until my grandfather's death.
Things I remember about the main bath was mint green tile at least 6 feet high all around. Matching color pedestal sink, The tub drain control was outside the tub on a tall chrome stalk, A separate built in shower with three shower heads, one up top, two in the middle (front and back). Never saw a shower like this anywhere else, not the shower head install but the actual quality of workmanship of the overall shower.
The living and dining room had highly finished oak floors with dark inlays about 2 feet in from the edges. Think the staircase and banisters were chestnut. A faux real brick fireplace in the living room with narrow stained glass windows on either side. What would be considered today a French door between the living room and the unheated entrance alcove and coat closet, steam heat, marble kitchen work surface, mint green Chambers gas stove probably from the 1940's, a tight breakfast nook. Drop down ironing board built into one of the kitchen cabinets next to the kitchen / dining room doorway which had a spring loaded oak push door like found between kitchens and dining areas of restaurants. Player piano in the basement.
They rented the house first with an option to buy it using the money paid as rent as the down payment. It was considered a middleclass area.

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Exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. That's so much for taking the time to help.

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My house was built in 1932. I have one of those original doors too.
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1938 house. Pedestal sink. Black & white tile to about 4' up. NO access to shower plumbing (inside all that tile). I'd skip that feature if I were you. Shower/tub has separate tub and shower faucets, 'though I don't know how "original" they are. Advantages: pretty good sized for a modest house; black & white (very popular for the period) is versatile. Dis: no electric outlets; "concealed" plumbing; no built-in storage; needs painting. :-)
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Just got done this spring remodeling an older bathroom (1872 Victorian).:
Black and white ceramic floor tile (1 foot square webbing of octogonal white tiles intermixed with black small black squares at the corners) - Home Depot.
Victorian style 1.6g stool - Lowes.
Victorian style pedestal sink - Menards.
White wainscoting up to about 4 foot level - Menards (4 by 8 foot panels).
3 1/2" fancy baseboard and 1" wainscoting cap - Home Depot.
Victorian style shower and lav fixtures (Delta)
Hope this helps - be prepared to spend a bunch, but dyi and you can save some money.
Regards, Joe

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Depot.
We were think something along that line. Glazed or unglazed tile? If unglazed, how hard to keep clean?

Yup, we're gonna do the wainscoting also. As soon as I get the ambition to yank out the blue fiberglass tub.

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Thanks Joe. You don't have a pic of the remodel you could e-mail me do you?
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Another 1930's house with a pedestal sink! I had thought they were installed mainly in the 'teens and 20's. I was leaning towards a wall mount, but now I'm going to rethink that. The wife wants a pedestal so it may work out. I found a refinished 1925 pedestal at a salvage yard today. May go back and get it.
Thanks for the info.
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Find some women's magazines from the 1930s...they usually include lots of pictures of the "latest trends" in design. There are also books published specifically on the subject.
My mother's old house was built around 1932. The bathroom had 4x6 subway tile on the walls, about 5 feet up. Built-in medicine cabinet, pedestal sink (which she replaced with a vanity when I was very young). The tub is a built-in that sits in a bit of an alcove. The floor has 1" hexagonal white tiles.
My 1923 house originally had plain plaster walls that were scored to look like tile (how high up the wall this ran I don't know). Originally had a pedestal sink, built-in medicine cabinet, one light in the ceiling, pedestal tub with exposed plumbing, 1" hexagonal white tiles on the floor, and toilet. When I redid the bathroom last year (to remove previous owners' remodling), I put in a new pedestal sink (Kohler "Memoirs" line), built a new built-in medicine cabinet (old one long gone), put two reproduction lights on each side of the medicine cabinet, put a chair rail up (about chest high) around the whole room, and painted the area above the rail a different color than below it. Got the idea from Rejuvenation's website (www.rejuvenation.com). Check out their "Room Settings"...my bathroom now looks a LOT like their first setting.
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I got the rejuvenation catalog, and am going to get a medicine cabinet from them I think. Lots of other great stuff in there also. I feel like a kid in a candy store. So hard to decide, cause I like everything in there. I'll have to check out the "room settings" too.
Thanks a lot.
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HVACMD wrote:

no need for a heater, that will bring back the old cold days of the 30's in the winter time... how about a cast iron seat to really give it a chill.
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