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casadelsuenos
casadelsuenos
3 June 2012

Bathroom lighting

Bathroom lighting

I have asked my electrician to put a light fitting over my bathtub and above the shower as you see in all the mags and designer homes. Our ceilings are 2600mm high.…

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casadelsuenos
Jun 03, 2012 11:12 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
2 June 2012

Bath with chrome feet

Bath with chrome feet

Hey Peter did you buy the bath? I've seen them at Recollections for about $1,200.00. The pic you posted has been deleted.

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Treeseachanger
Jun 02, 2012 3:58 pm
stormjr
stormjr
1 June 2012

Steam drips on wall in new house

Steam drips on wall in new house
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Not sure what it's like to clean, but most brands have a bathroom / kitchen paint, I think dulux had the lowest sheen, but I could be wrong! The idea with the kitchen /…

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stormjr
Jun 01, 2012 1:28 pm
fozzy
fozzy
31 May 2012

Help with choosing an ensuite design

Help with choosing an ensuite design
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Thanks Pete, It looks like we are going with option E. I was worried about the wasted space with such a…

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fozzy
May 31, 2012 8:01 pm
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

Approximate cost of shower screen

Approximate cost of shower screen

try bunnings, got a great frameless for only a couple of hundred dollars, gotta install but probably not too hard to do cheers 8)

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 9:54 pm
8acon
8acon
27 May 2012

Skirting tiles - Same as floor

Skirting tiles - Same as floor

I think I would agree with everyone else and go with the floor tile as the skirting :)

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8acon
May 27, 2012 5:14 pm
8acon
AJW
AJW
27 May 2012

Which sink is more practical?

Which sink is more practical?

With the first 3 being the same basin I would say that it not a case of what is is more practical but what looks…

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AJW
May 27, 2012 9:51 am
AJW
AJW
26 May 2012

Vanity size - what would you do?

Vanity size - what would you do?

750mm seems normal in shops then 900, 1200 etc so if they do 800 as well..laughing. just put one of them in and you wont have to go custom and pay…

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AJW
May 26, 2012 10:24 am
nina marie
nina marie
25 May 2012

Has anyone heard of vanity units with recessed kickboards

Has anyone heard of vanity units with recessed kickboards

Hi Kek - you seem to know a lot about vanities on plinths....we are having them, however our tiler has tiled the plinth the wrong colur - I had asked for it to be the…

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nina marie
May 25, 2012 9:13 pm
nina marie
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
24 May 2012

Bathroom exhaust fans and 3-in-1s

Bathroom exhaust fans and 3-in-1s

Could also look at for their bathroom exhaust…

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Pete_n_Pet
May 24, 2012 11:30 am
greenfish
greenfish
21 May 2012

Bathroom design help please

Bathroom design help please

Thanks bendo. The cabinet guy came to the site last week, once he saw the small space he agreed to butting it against the bath for me.

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greenfish
May 21, 2012 11:33 am
greenfish
Lex
Lex
18 May 2012

Megaseal

Megaseal

A bit off topic, but wondering if Megaseal does the siliconing around tiled kitchen splashbacks or bath tubs ??

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Lex
May 18, 2012 9:18 pm
Lex
megg
megg
18 May 2012

magnetic strips for shower doors

magnetic strips for shower doors

Hi, I am just about to order my new semi frameless shower screen for my main bathroom. All the glaziers near where I live do not use the magnetic strips that prevent…

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megg
May 18, 2012 10:16 am
megg
voriax
voriax
17 May 2012

Laminex Aquapanel

Laminex Aquapanel

Aquapanel is a rather cheap finish... If you're willing to pay a little extra (like double), you could go for something like zenolite (colour backed acrylic). Glass would…

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voriax
May 18, 2012 12:28 am
Henbuild
Henbuild
17 May 2012

bathroom renovation in Gold Coast

bathroom renovation in Gold Coast

Hi Pottsy, We would be able to do a bathroom of this sort for around $8,000. Whatever you decide, make sure you use a licensed builder. Here's an article that may be of…

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Henbuild
May 17, 2012 3:26 pm
whikey
whikey
15 May 2012

Sealing repairs to tile-surrounded bath

Sealing repairs to tile-surrounded bath

Has anyone heard of megaseal to water proof a balcony? We have a balcony that water is coming through to lower external ceiling

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whikey
May 15, 2012 10:45 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
15 May 2012

Toilet Terminology

Toilet Terminology

Thanks builderforlife! Can understand better from that explanation. What if I look at a btw loo that comes out from the wall the same distance as my current loo, would…

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stratastruggler
May 15, 2012 10:48 am
sceen7
sceen7
9 May 2012

Free standing baths

Free standing baths

OUCH hope you know someone with a crane ...or Arnie..... from 20 years ago…

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sceen7
May 09, 2012 8:47 pm
danniB
danniB
9 May 2012

Short Projection Toilet

Short Projection Toilet

Thanks JB1. I've never sat on a small toilet before so I'm just not sure what it's like! Unfortunately it's too late to install an in wall system.

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danniB
May 09, 2012 9:03 am

I have a different question here. How do I pipe a double vanity? I am installing a new vanity with…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
May 07, 2012 8:40 pm
rojak1
rojak1
7 May 2012

nanokleen or similar for shower screens and tiles

nanokleen or similar for shower screens and tiles

I think rainX works similar? not so sure about applying automotive product on shower screen though, but it works for me.

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rojak1
May 07, 2012 11:19 am
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
4 May 2012

New Bathroom Floor

New Bathroom Floor

Thanks for that Stewie. The bathroom guy did say he would have to remove the lower wall tiles to do the job properly, going about 200mm up the wall with the…

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stratastruggler
May 04, 2012 3:37 pm
chris0189
chris0189
4 May 2012

Tiler recommendation Perth

Tiler recommendation Perth

Stonehenge ceramics are also a Great company from port Kennedy. I searched far and wide for tiles and found sound at a great price from them.

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chris0189
May 04, 2012 3:10 am
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
3 May 2012

Design ANY ensuite/bathroom you like!

Design ANY ensuite/bathroom you like!

Hi all, I know there are a few threads from people seeking assistance on renovations and layouts of existing bathrooms/ensuites, but I am in the enviable (although it…

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CluelessOne
May 03, 2012 6:25 pm

Is this the kind of thing you mean waterbabies? I'm actually not a…

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greenfish
May 02, 2012 5:37 pm
greenfish
Zedman
Zedman
28 April 2012

Waiting for bluestone wall tiles to dry-how long?

Waiting for bluestone wall tiles to dry-how long?

Firstly did you get Basalt, Bluestone...or chinese black limestone sold on the market as Bluestone. You can usually tell by the price. Bluestone must be presealed front…

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Zedman
Apr 28, 2012 11:14 am
Zedman
kyli093
kyli093
24 April 2012

Redesign my bathroom layout

Redesign my bathroom layout

I like the look of the vanity you've chosen and you're right. You don't want anything too squashy. Hope it all goes well.

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kyli093
Apr 24, 2012 12:00 pm
PHL
PHL
23 April 2012

Differences in toilets

Differences in toilets

Most of the wall hung toilets have a steel frame to support it; very popular in Europe. We didn't go with them as they…

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PHL
Apr 23, 2012 10:17 pm
JB1
JB1
23 April 2012

Walk in tiled shower in new house & Universal Shower Base

Walk in tiled shower in new house & Universal Shower Base

Rather than dig up an old thread, I thought I may start a new one as my questions are a little different. I need to install 2x 1500mmx900mm showers. 1 is on a concrete…

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JB1
Apr 23, 2012 5:12 pm
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
22 April 2012

Cleaning the toilet

Cleaning the toilet

Citric acid over night works well!

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TrevandSam
Apr 22, 2012 11:41 pm
kyton
kyton
20 April 2012

Tiling all bathroom walls floor to ceiling

Tiling all bathroom walls floor to ceiling
1, 2

We only did it in our bathroom and the poolhouse bathroom. The kids' ensuites and powder rooms were left with the normal heights. To do every bathroom would have added…

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kyton
Apr 20, 2012 7:35 pm
kyton
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
19 April 2012

size of entry into shower

size of entry into shower

I feel its a bit small. I wouldnt make it smaller than 550mm although that for me is still small.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 19, 2012 3:58 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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greenfish
Apr 17, 2012 5:14 pm
greenfish
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
17 April 2012

Building a Brick Plinth on a Bathroom Floor

Building a Brick Plinth on a Bathroom Floor

Alot of new bathrooms have walk in showers. No doors and no steps! 2 of the 3 bathrooms in my new house are being built this way. Aslong as the falls are correct they…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 17, 2012 5:01 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
ashilleong
ashilleong
17 April 2012

Hiding toothbrushes/toothpaste

Hiding toothbrushes/toothpaste
1, 2

We've got our in some pottery mugs that my husband deems too ugly to use XD I love recessed mirror cabinets tho (and they are fairly cheap from ikea)

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ashilleong
Apr 17, 2012 4:20 pm
ashilleong
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
16 April 2012

Looking to redesign my bathroom!

Looking to redesign my bathroom!

Hey guys, im looking to redesign my bathroom! But i dont know where to start, im not sure what style to go with or even what type of furniture..…

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Pete_n_Pet
Apr 16, 2012 1:02 am
Professional
Professional
13 April 2012

Mould in the shower

Mould in the shower

Although all these answer are helpful, unfortunately the solutions given here are not permanent. Due to most standard grouts only being mould resistant NOT mould proof…

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Professional
Apr 13, 2012 4:35 am

1250 seems an odd height for wall tiles-are you having a 500 high tile x 2 ½? Most bathrooms will have tiles of 300 or 400 to a total height of 1200 so there are no small…

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grumblebum54
Apr 12, 2012 9:39 am
grumblebum54
mrs mozz
mrs mozz
10 April 2012

Skirting tiling with vinyl (planks) or laminate

Skirting tiling with vinyl (planks) or laminate

I have just put vinyl tiles in a bathroom renovation. I have varnished timber (hardwood) skirting which is sealed at floor level with clear silicone near the shower to…

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mrs mozz
Apr 10, 2012 6:43 pm
* jas *
* jas *
9 April 2012

Rectangular Bath Spout

Rectangular Bath Spout

I was looking at this the other day, it's very nice. When we were in a plumbing shop last week the guy was saying that some spouts now have round part that screws on the…

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* jas *
Apr 10, 2012 12:15 am
indi
indi
9 April 2012

Bathroom design guru's help and advice please

Bathroom design guru's help and advice please

Can you move the toilet to the top right behind a full wall? Bath where it is, shower in bottom left and vanity on bottom wall? That way you would be walking in through…

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indi
Apr 09, 2012 5:51 pm
Plumbergasfitter
Plumbergasfitter
6 April 2012

Shower waste water exiting through wall

Shower waste water exiting through wall

Hello not sure what state you are in but here in SA you can run a shower untrapped(no s bend) to a floor waste gully in 40mm dwv to a maximum of 1.2m, now this is…

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Plumbergasfitter
Apr 06, 2012 10:12 pm
megg
megg
6 April 2012

Sharing some photos

Sharing some photos

lovely - what I could see of it - my laptop is naffed and keeps freezing up - what is that mirror thing on the…

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megg
Apr 06, 2012 8:45 am
megg
SoccerMum85
SoccerMum85
4 April 2012

Peach and Grey bathroom, what colour to paint?

Peach and Grey bathroom, what colour to paint?

Hi everyone! I am new to this site, we have recently bought our first home and are doing some little improvements on a very tight budget. Our early 1990s bathroom has a…

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SoccerMum85
Apr 04, 2012 9:50 pm
caz_770
caz_770
4 April 2012

Do you have an acrylic or steel bath?

Do you have an acrylic or steel bath?

We wanted a steel bath but the budget didnt allow. Have gone with a Kado lure acrylic one and are pretty happy with it so far. If we ever get on…

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caz_770
Apr 04, 2012 1:44 am
caz_770
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

Shaving Cabinets, sizes?

Shaving Cabinets, sizes?

If you aren't having one custom made to match the size of your vanity cupboard go with a smaller wall cabinet than vanity not bigger. Balance it evenly above the vanity cabinet.

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:17 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

Ensuite suggestions...tiled shower or base?

Ensuite suggestions...tiled shower or base?

on floor boards I'd be more inclined to go with a base. On concrete I'd do tiles.

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:16 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

What types of Decor do you use in your bathroom - Mirrors?

What types of Decor do you use in your bathroom - Mirrors?

In our first home we had a large plain mirror on a side wall as well as a cabinet wiht mirrors front and open shelving. IN our second house we loved the cabinet so much…

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:14 pm
kexkez

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