In this bathroom remodel we removed everything including the wall paper. There was extensive dry rot under the tub to repair and we replaced all the plumbing and shower valve as well.
The overall goal was to make the bathroom appear larger.
The subway design is using a larger 12 x 4 tile and the shower is made of 2 x 2 squares that match the tile floor and base.
The vanity was custom made to reduce the foot print. There is also a custom in wall cabinet across from the vanity.