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Designer for a Day: What about this old tiled bathroom?

ErikmontageLet’s put on our design caps and see if we can help Erik, a reader with an old tiled bathroom he’d like to update. He writes:

“I’ve got a Monterey Spanish house in the Hollywood Hills, where there is no master bath, and the main bathroom for the bedrooms is fairly large, and is tiled in what I think is original tile.

“There is a large tub and a separate stall shower. There is a sink with a cabinet built around it and a window on either side of the mirrored medicine cabinet.

I want to keep the original feel of the house, so would like to update it, but tastefully.

Granite or marble would be overdoing it, and I’m not really sure what else to consider.”

Any advice for Erik?

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