Bathrooms and Laundry
We are looking at renovating our bathroom and it's current layout is very standard, having seen it in many homes of it's age.
Just wondering if anyone has any before and…
Recess floors to all wet areas
The 50mm step down in the slab height is required in the NCC. This is to allow the tilers to get enough fall to a floor waste. So the cost of levelling out at the…
Freestanding baths and kids
We could have gone freestanding, but ended up doing a bigger hob so adults can sit on the edge. It's very handy, for young kids and even up to 8 to 9 years old…
Double shower design help
we have a double shower 1600 x 900
wont be having one in new build will go 1200 x 900 single
feels a bit cold with one half vacant
after switching to instantaneous gas…
As much as i am loath to respond to annoying posts that try to be smart for no point - as I am sure everyone understood the purpose of my post 4 yrs ago - i believe that…
Sep 15, 2018 11:01 pm
I am trying to get my head around what is the best way to efficiently use my 5 cm wet area recess for my specific bath and shower layouts. Specficially:
ELECTRICAL OUTLET FOR BIDET
Thanks for the quick reply.
On 1st May 2018 your maintenance team advised "GPO not being able to be installed due to construction constraints". Today I am…
Toilet Seat - Sydney
Can’t do that either because the clip that joins the seat and bowl is snapped as well. Just can really see it in the picture.
Laundry Reno or dryer ideas
I actually purposely didn't want my dryer in my laundry mainly due to lint and airflow issues. We have put ours in our garage, as we have done at our previous house also.…
I painted a feature tile strip on the walls of my bathroom, and the floor.
After 5 years there are a few chips in the floor from dropping things but it's still looking…
Oct 25, 2017 2:02 pm
Freestanding Bath & Flexi pipe
Is a flexi pipe used on a freestanding bath so that i can move the bathtub for cleaning purposes
Can someone please clarify?
I have just moved into a house which has a separate granny flat. The granny flat has a bathroom. The walls are already tiled and there is some sort or orange waterproofing…
Shower/toilet location logic?
Keep in mind some builders do not allow tiled niches on exterior walls. For that reason we changed the ensuite layouts to the second image.…
Shower Wet Area
No, a waterproof membrane does not need to be conditioned by being constantly wet to maintain its integrity. Actually a membrane should never been actually in contact…
Normally the traps are directly under the basin even with floating vanities.
If the underside of the basin is exposed a compact chrome trap is often preferred like the…
Replacing a vanity
If they know you want to replace it at a later date, maybe ask them to use minimal fixing and not to silicone it to the wall.
This way you or your next plumber can…
wall hung toilet - problems?
My builder tried to tell me the same thing... All because they didn't want to install them!
C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E.…
Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm
What Do You Use to Clean Your Showers
I've been using one and the same shower cleaner for ages and I am totally satisfied with it. it is daily shower cleaner. I but it time to time on different usuall stores,…
Off-the-shelf shower cleaners
From what I have read online, you can't go wrong with a spray bottle filled with 1/2 hot water, 1/2 white vinegar and a squirt of dishwashing liquid.
This is what I'm…
Bathroom tile size - help needed
I used 600x600 for floor tiles throughout, and 200x400 for the walls. My builder did mention it would be harder to lay larger tiles in the bathroom, but never made any…
first time reno vathroom for parents.
My advice would be to project manage it yourself and engage licenced contractors for the professional work. Try your hand at the demolition but leave it to about that. You…
Installing a mirror
Yes ofcourse "where ti drill?" does matters. I too don't find gluing as a good option.
Dec 08, 2016 8:58 pm
Any metal-working designers out there?
It has occurred to me when doing my design research that grab bars in bathrooms are incredibly ugly. If a bath or shower niche could have something decent on the bottom…
Dec 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Grohe Inwall Cistern Install Help
It does look like it would be hard with the valve that has been used but surely there would be a suitable valve that you could find that would work.
If he put that valve…
Grout lines impact fall?
Our tiler is trying to tell us that for a 600x300 floor tile, is he does a 3mm grout line, he won't need to cut into tiles to create the diamond pattern to get fall to the…
Oct 22, 2016 12:46 am
Light Blue 300mm x 600mm tiles?
Hi Megan, what did you end up going with in the end? I love the infinity range, seen a lot of them used in Porter Davis homes of late but of course very $$$.
First time Bathroom Reno questions
As per above. You really need to give us a lot more info and a basic plan. Size of the bathroom, tiles to ceiling, relocate plumbing, level of finish, shower over bath,…
If you're looking for bathroom layout/design ideas, You can see quite a few in:
101 Kitchen & Bathroom Design Ideas at…
Clean flush is soo much better. barely needs any cleaning. Get the seat that has the 2 buttons at the back where you can take the whole seat off. You can then just wash…
May be late for this reply, but waterproof membranes can change colour as they may water stain. It doesn't impact the membrane performance as these types of products are…
Towel hooks, can they be glued on?
I want to put two towel hooks in our shower to hang the face washers off
the ones i want (matching our style) are all screw on, but we dont want to screw into the…