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PHL
PHL
25 February 2011

Bath position - centralise to window? Or room?

Bath position - centralise to window? Or room?

If you want to be creative, just have a shelf on the longer side where you have bath supplies, towels etc.

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PHL
Feb 25, 2011 9:01 pm
kb46
kb46
25 February 2011

Teak shower bases

Teak shower bases

Showers on board boats usually have a teak mat - so you must be able to get them custom made somewhere. I saw a small one in Reece bathroom showroom but it was half the…

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kb46
Feb 25, 2011 10:28 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
26 February 2011

dont want tiles in bathroom/ensuite

dont want tiles in bathroom/ensuite

N Z has been doing laminex in bathrooms for years,I don't think it looks as good as tiles.Ask Kiwi sure she would know.

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pattycake4
Feb 26, 2011 4:43 pm
Candylea
Candylea
27 February 2011

Some pictures of our bathrooms

Some pictures of our bathrooms

I wanna know how you get to the toilet paper when it's so close to your shoulder :th:

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Candylea
Feb 27, 2011 4:09 pm
Candylea
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
27 February 2011

Need help with tile placement

Need help with tile placement

Kyton - the tiles are square. There were some similar rectangle tiles, but not in this colour. It goes really well with the colours we are using through the…

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PeasInAPod
Feb 27, 2011 9:07 pm
PeasInAPod
Stormy
Stormy
28 February 2011

What do you think of full lenght mirrors?

What do you think of full lenght mirrors?

Ours stop well short of the cornice too. I wouldn't like to stand on the basin/vanity everytime I cleaned the mirror.... :lol: I also have lights above my mirrors on the…

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Stormy
Feb 28, 2011 11:04 am
Stormy
1sthome
1sthome
2 March 2011

Shaving Cabinets - install over tiles or on wall?

Shaving Cabinets - install over tiles or on wall?

can't you use full tiles and then put the cabinet over the top? We're putting full tiles around the edge of the cabinet and leaving the big space behind the cabinet as bare wall.

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1sthome
Mar 02, 2011 7:30 am
AJW
AJW
2 March 2011

Towel rails - what do you prefer?

Towel rails - what do you prefer?

If you have space for two singles one above each other, why not two doubles one above each other? That way you can spread two single towels over the…

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AJW
Mar 02, 2011 7:31 pm
FixMe
FixMe
4 March 2011

Bowing and Cracking Wall Tiles

Bowing and Cracking Wall Tiles

Our bathroom has been slowly disintegrating over the past couple of years. Sections of tiles began to arc or bow out from the wall, not very noticeably at first. Some…

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FixMe
Mar 04, 2011 10:19 am
Zedman
Zedman
4 March 2011

Bath tiled with mosaic

Bath tiled with mosaic

In our design we would tend to tile the face of the bath and the wall behind it. If it is a strong colour in comparison to your wall tile you may find that on the bath…

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Zedman
Mar 04, 2011 2:41 pm
Zedman
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
7 March 2011

Finishes for bathroom/laundry cabinets. What do people use?

Finishes for bathroom/laundry cabinets. What do people use?

we got a shiney 2pac one i hate the vinyl wrap ones as they wear and crack over time but ultimately it comes down to taste and budget

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bingoshelley
Mar 07, 2011 12:26 am

and here's a piccie from the display home of the inset sink ...

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Mclaren
Mar 07, 2011 11:15 am
Mclaren
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
9 March 2011

Junkers Hot Water - too hot!

Junkers Hot Water - too hot!

Perhaps you could look at a tempering valve like they put in new houses?

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chrisandkate
Mar 09, 2011 8:20 am
Theresa
Theresa
9 March 2011

Which order these works should go?

Which order these works should go?

Tiler – floor, walls Plumber – toilet, vanity laminate Shower screen Paint If you don’t need to use the bathroom in a hurry, then paint after the tiler is finished.…

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Theresa
Mar 09, 2011 10:58 am
Theresa
jasmin3
jasmin3
9 March 2011

Long, narrow ensuite-how to position things

Long, narrow ensuite-how to position things

Maybe having a look at a display would help - your post reminded me of this house: http://www.aussielivinghomes.com.au/hom ... -mojo.aspx which is on display in Ellenbrook

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jasmin3
Mar 09, 2011 9:09 pm
Chubz
Chubz
11 March 2011

Comfortable toilets??? Any suggestions???

Comfortable toilets??? Any suggestions???

I can totally agree with this topic!!! We are beginning our journey of building a new home and a COMFORTABLE toilet is one of the top points on my list!!! ::smile:: I guess I…

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Chubz
Mar 11, 2011 7:50 am
donuts
donuts
12 March 2011

Colour Balance in Bathrooms

Colour Balance in Bathrooms

I think it'd look great too. if you are worried though you could try some lighter coloured cupboards and darker floor tiles? the contrast between the tiles would look…

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donuts
Mar 12, 2011 10:43 am
donuts
kek
kek
12 March 2011

Frozen Toilet Pipes

Frozen Toilet Pipes

Trust your instincts, Dee.... some spammers aren't smart enough to figure out how to post a link. :roll:

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kek
Mar 12, 2011 9:46 pm
kek
Husky's Run
Husky's Run
12 March 2011

Hung Toilet installation

Hung Toilet installation

Thank You for the replies I dont think we will be getting a wall hung toilet as i have done some looking and they are too expensive ::frown:: Not sure why the previous owners…

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Husky's Run
Mar 12, 2011 10:24 pm
Nott
Nott
13 March 2011

Unsightly slate on the bathroom floor

Unsightly slate on the bathroom floor

I love slate too. I think that's quite popular in the 80's? Our friend's home has that laid in the entry hallway. He didn't like it and wanted to ripe them!

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Nott
Mar 13, 2011 4:06 pm
Nott
Banzai69
Banzai69
15 March 2011

Replacing an old WC

Replacing an old WC

hmm many views but no answers yet. Appreciate it if anyone could give any pointers, thanks!

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Banzai69
Mar 14, 2011 11:27 pm
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
15 March 2011

Quick tiling question- need answer asap

Quick tiling question- need answer asap

I'm not sure what you mean about the grout, but if it doesn't look right definitely question it. As mentioned above with your skirting/floor/wall tiles, anything goes,…

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PeasInAPod
Mar 14, 2011 11:44 pm
PeasInAPod
kayandandy
kayandandy
15 March 2011

Wooden Bath ... GORGEOUS

Wooden Bath ... GORGEOUS

I am hoping our home will pull it off Matt!!!!! My dad is worried it will cause the floor to collapse, my husband hates it and I am just dying to soak in it. I rather…

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kayandandy
Mar 15, 2011 10:07 pm
Miss
Miss
16 March 2011

Would you ever have a wall hung clothes line in the laundry?

Would you ever have a wall hung clothes line in the laundry?

We don't have a wall hung clothes line in the laundy but I wouldn't rule it out as an option. I actually have a built in robe in the laundry (shelf and rail) and the plan…

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Miss
Mar 16, 2011 3:51 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
16 March 2011

A question for those with floor to ceiling tiling

A question for those with floor to ceiling tiling

We do. We have the 3 step cornices and they are put on over the tiles :)

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Rizzo
Mar 16, 2011 10:14 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
18 March 2011

Spa baths

Spa baths

Hope the builder sorts our the spa pump issues for you dh_builder :(

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blueblueblue
Mar 18, 2011 10:48 am
vanders2
vanders2
18 March 2011

What basin is this and does anyone have one similar?

What basin is this and does anyone have one similar?

or try this place if your in Melbourne, for half the price of a Reece basin, I couldn't spot the difference in quality. http://www.firstchoicewarehouse.com.au/ ... inner1.php

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vanders2
Mar 18, 2011 3:13 pm
Wooly
Wooly
18 March 2011

Confused about what order everything goes in.

Confused about what order everything goes in.

Hi I have been looking for info on order for bathroom. See link below http://www.freediyadvice.com.au/bathrooms.html It tells you the correct order and other handy…

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Wooly
Mar 18, 2011 10:38 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 March 2011

Having upstairs and downstairs directly above each other?

Having upstairs and downstairs directly above each other?

FWIW it is more cost effective to position wet areas on 1 side, above is as good as it gets. all on 1 of the sides is a heap easier for plumbing, but can only imagine as…

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onc_artisan
Mar 19, 2011 2:55 pm
onc_artisan
StartingOut
StartingOut
21 March 2011

Problem with basin/vanity requiring offset tap

Problem with basin/vanity requiring offset tap

Thanks SheepDog - I agree they look excellent. It's really good to see how they look once finished. Doesn't seem so bad at all now :)

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StartingOut
Mar 21, 2011 9:58 am
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
21 March 2011

Feature tile wastage 'allowance'

Feature tile wastage 'allowance'

yeah, as long as they leave the spare tiles behind, it shud be ok. I can reuse them for something else :-). and like you said, I can keep them aside for future emergencies.

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rajan_g4
Mar 21, 2011 12:49 pm
rajan_g4
kyton
kyton
21 March 2011

Toilets - the good, the bad & the ugly.

Toilets - the good, the bad & the ugly.

The only things I wanted from a toilet was: 1. Close coupled 2. Concealed trap 3. Soft close lids We bought ours at Bunnings and they are fine. All porcelain very sleek…

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kyton
Mar 21, 2011 1:34 pm
kyton
PHL
PHL
21 March 2011

Bathroom heating

Bathroom heating

I like underfloor heating; if it's on a timer, have it come on before you need it (for me, it's off-peak time), and have a warm bathroom that dries well. I was very…

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PHL
Mar 21, 2011 10:35 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 March 2011

Leaking shower

Leaking shower
1, 2

Below is your first post ajw, I don't have time for this and getting quite cheesed off. The poster has long since lost any concept of what needs to be done. Tiles and…

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onc_artisan
Mar 23, 2011 9:46 am
onc_artisan
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
23 March 2011

Sinks in toilets and kids!

Sinks in toilets and kids!

lol ... my son had a liking for my lipstick around the age 3 ... he'd eat it, draw with it (carpet, toilet, vanity and tiles) or just smush it…

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peterkelly03
Mar 23, 2011 11:14 am
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
25 March 2011

Bathroom tapware for an older style/cottage house

Bathroom tapware for an older style/cottage house

I paid $450 for the basin set in the powder room. While they are not cheap, they are extremely well made (ceramic disc, etc.) and done so in Australia. We plan to be in…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 25, 2011 10:44 am
just Erin
just Erin
29 March 2011

A hot and cold shower problem.

A hot and cold shower problem.

Is the shower head in that shower a water saving shower head? because sometimes the restricter used in them to save water can affect the flow of water causing it to…

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just Erin
Mar 29, 2011 7:18 pm
donnam
donnam
30 March 2011

IXL TASTICS - do they self seal

IXL TASTICS - do they self seal
1, 2

Got mine replaced with the correct model so I am happy now!!

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donnam
Mar 30, 2011 7:08 pm
Pippi
Pippi
31 March 2011

Do you have an undermount sink in your bathroom?

Do you have an undermount sink in your bathroom?

My neighbour recently did her bathroom and she's raved about the undermount sink and how easy it is to keep clean even with three kids using it.

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Pippi
Mar 31, 2011 1:54 pm
Pippi
Pippi
Pippi
2 April 2011

Where do I get a small bath from?

Where do I get a small bath from?

Another option (slightly smaller) is Decina. Their 'Modena' comes in 1210.

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Pippi
Apr 02, 2011 8:08 pm
Pippi
suh
suh
3 April 2011

Frosted & Frameless Sliding Doors For Ensuite

Frosted & Frameless Sliding Doors For Ensuite

Google Alsert Doors. I know they bought the door division from XO Doors and XO used to do the frosted frameless sliding doors. Worth a phone call.

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suh
Apr 03, 2011 8:00 am
suh
gelatiii
gelatiii
4 April 2011

rectangular tiles long or wide?

rectangular tiles long or wide?

Would you go horizontal for a feature wall, then vertical for the other three walls?

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gelatiii
Apr 04, 2011 9:29 pm
brucey
brucey
5 April 2011

exhaust fan options for flat roof

exhaust fan options for flat roof

Pay a roofer to install a wirly bird/ fresh air vent directly above where your exhaust fan is required, this is the best way as it lets the air escape, far better then…

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brucey
Apr 05, 2011 9:51 pm
kiwi
kiwi
6 April 2011

Walk in closet and bathroom

Walk in closet and bathroom
1, 2

242 sq mets including the garage

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kiwi
Apr 06, 2011 9:55 am
kiwi
pattycake4
pattycake4
6 April 2011

Bathroom renovation - walk in shower

Bathroom renovation - walk in shower

+1 for1 I am having wis my main concern is your screen long enough, mine wil be 1200 and i hope water stays in shower area

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pattycake4
Apr 06, 2011 6:06 pm
PHL
PHL
6 April 2011

Shower Head

Shower Head
1, 2

Having tried several "rain" shower heads over the past week (was on holidays, so from hotels and airline lounges), I can say that those shower heads, although they look…

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PHL
Apr 06, 2011 10:25 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
7 April 2011

Is it really so hard to keep small tiles clean?

Is it really so hard to keep small tiles clean?

Thank you, Pippi, what a great look! I regret a few things with our new extension/reno and they are not going with the floor and wall tiles I REALLY wanted in the…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Apr 07, 2011 7:36 pm
SBOB
SBOB
8 April 2011

Frameless Sliding Shower Screen, $?

Frameless Sliding Shower Screen, $?

Due to the location of our shower and the doorway to the bathroom, a sliding door would work best.. Now, everyone knows the lovely chunky framed sliding shower screens…

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SBOB
Apr 08, 2011 10:21 am
georgiecat
georgiecat
9 April 2011

Discounted tapware???

Discounted tapware???

Hi all, Just wanted to quickly update - our renovation was brought forward and began last week, so we ended up going instore to buy all of our items. I ended up with…

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georgiecat
Apr 09, 2011 2:44 pm


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