Bathrooms and Laundry
Granit slab basin trough
I've seen a similar formation done with corian and the like - except these were all one moulded piece and just the middle sloped slightly to the centre, and away to the…
Very nice Neil!!! You are doing such a good job.
I would use a mould resistant paint; I’m petty sure now there are paints out there that paint and seal at the same…
Period bathroom help
Good advice, I'm only adhering to period style where possible and not too impractical. I was thinking white octagonals with maroon inserts and a very…
Well the job is now done and the results are excellent.
Wall tiles meet bathtub
I have a steel enamel bathtub in our bathroom, and white ceramic wall tiles. When the contractors tiled the area (for some reason) they cut them very close (almost flush)…
Tiled shower base?
I am using for my shower . This grout is fantastic. It dries very hard and you can add stucco color to make it the color you…
Hot water systems.....
I think the 170L is probably going to be a bit tight. We are the same size family and in our rental I think we have a 170L tank. Most of the time it is ok but…
my husband and i have our own plumbing company and bathroom renovations company and were horrified at what we saw firstly a licenced plumber should be installing the bath…
Apr 26, 2007 2:52 pm
Wall tile laying
You are somehwhat correct as you cannot lay tiles starting from one edge as you must not assume your walls are 100% square. So, if you lay a tile at the…
May 04, 2007 11:38 pm
Bath Tubs -
Ok those koharu bath's just made my "must have" list .... definately at least one, maybe 2 - such a good price!
May 16, 2007 9:40 pm
Super nice things Kylie.
Very stylish and very now.
Wall mirror in ensuite
Thanks. It turned out that the mirror was not glued in its entireity - it was held onto the wall by adhesive strips. The cuttting wire was successfull.
A serious question!
That’s sooo funny!!!
I would have a hard time sitting on that loo, my heads going in lots of direction with this. But best left alone……OR I know I WILL get the…
Working for someone else has its advantages.... but not the choices!
Stone mosaic feature tiles
I had a look through some of my photos quickly and only managed to find these images - I don't know if they'll help at all - but its an example of a fairly thin feature…
Jun 22, 2007 10:44 am
Studio Flat Suggestions
you could also place the bed running longways next to the bathroom, and increase the size of the bathroom a little - this in turn would almost act like a ensuite This…
When renovating a bathroom.
Listen you guys……I have a hard time establishing the stop and go with my drinking ……I don’t need encouragement!
I lit a candle instead…..
Thanks a lot. I was going to go for the shower rail myself.
Have long showers!
Sounds too fiddly and you're trading one environmentally sensitive resource (water) for another (energy).
Pump power, recirculating water that may not be absolutely…
Jul 12, 2007 7:13 pm
Obscure Shower Glass
Neil……you’re a shocker!
While you’re at it, can you dream me a size 10 body!!!
Is a bath needed?
we've renovated a bathroodm exactly the same size.
We've decided for a bathtube - these short ones.
1. you can take a bath
2. much better if you have kids
we have got…
How much is a tiler?
thanks Steve, I hadn't seen that version; only one from a few years ago. that's really helpful! reminds me that I am in the wrong job!
Broom cupboard width
i assume that would be mm not cm & the depth is 400 ?
If that's the case - 500 would be average, 400 would possibly suffice assuming there will be around 50 odd mm extra…
Tiling my bathroom floor - wood
Your waterproof membrane must go over the wall/ cement floor sheeting ( as per Aust. Standards) not between it and the timber sub-floor.
re-enamel the bathroom?
I got two three quarter baths re-enamelled at my last place for $1100 - I didn't want to have to pull them out and re tile et cetera. One got a big chip about three…
Heated towel rails v Under tile heating
The other bathroom optons would be 'Tastics". We have them in both bathrooms. They work like a cheap radiator - good when you close to them (ie directly underneath), but…
Round or Square Vanity Basins
How about flat? seen a few in more expensive bathroom places that are essentially flat. Not much use for still water but usually we are only using running water.
Access to greywater pipes
Basically there will be a 'diverter" under the trough.. you can see these in bunnings catalogue. separate pipes will run thru the wall or slab and exit the…
Tub in Basement?
we are on the same page, I also leave the heater on during winter to try and dry it out. the basement flat is in an old house but it was newly done. it is…
Bathroom with water damage
Once you have tiles off you can probably see any damage yourself.
And depending on how far you are going to renovate will determine if you strip the walls of plaster…
Oct 04, 2007 11:25 am
Bath wood surround
Hey Snoop75, it's hard to say by the photo, but it looks like a laminate?
Make some enquiries with Aquaform and see if they can help you?
From Hynes Tiles on Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing. The aerosol is the easiest. I think they have it at Bunnings too.
Glass Splashback for Shower Wall?
Mick - would not go the perspex option - due to it being softer material- however - if your perspex - whatever it is scratched - use brasso to make it clean and shiny…
Bathroom Reno... what can be done yourself
Hi cfham, we have renovated a few houses and renovated our ensuite by ourselves in our last house. The builder quoted over $14K for 3m x 3.5m space!!!! and we did it for…
Finishing the top of tiles
Go to your local tool shop and buy what's often called a Leaf and Square Ornamental tool (Google it). It has a pointy end and a square end, and this cleans up those…
Oct 24, 2007 11:48 am
Well they say up to 10% water saving on the web site.
The basic unit is $487 and the mixer model is $838.
So if you work out 10% of your annual water bill that would…
Cleaning grout (showers etc)
I agree……having glass shower walls would be the way to go.
That’s why I like them in the kitchen…….cleaning is so easy!
Anything to eliminate the grout issues.
Wall tiles- how high did you go?
When we renovated the bathroom in our old place, we used 100x100 light blue floor tiles, and 200x200 white wall tiles, with a blue border, and blue diamond shaped feature…