As you have probably noticed, I’m willing to put a bit of effort and a bit of money into my rental apartment. I may not own it, but I do plan on sticking around in this place for quite a while, so I figure it’s worth it.
But there is a limit to how much money and work I’m willing to put in. Putting in new appliances? Demo-ing and replacing tile? Moving plumbing? Nope, nope, and NOPE.
But if I could/was willing to put that much effort into my apartment, this is what I would do with the bathroom:
For the floor, I’d go with traditional white pinwheel tile–definitely appropriate for the bathroom in an old rowhouse! (And with much more character than the way-overdone–and way too modern–12×12 beige “stone” tiles that are in there now!)