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Some glass shelves have a built-in soap dish, likethis one from Reece: http://www.reece.com.au/products/hires/2261358.jpg. (Can't post the…

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kek
Oct 17, 2009 11:56 am
kek
Dollar
Dollar
18 October 2009

Round Vs Rectangular basins

Round Vs Rectangular basins
1, 2

We have chosen semi-recessed-the ensuite one is quite large. Very nice without the price tag. (sorry no pics). Initially I liked the oval above counter ones. Ideally I…

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Dollar
Oct 18, 2009 2:51 pm
MagicJ
MagicJ
19 October 2009

Oval baths

Oval baths

Rapt with it!! :z: :z: :z: Our builder is away until next week so we are waiting on installation of vanity now (needed the bath installed more quickly to keep kids clean!!) -…

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MagicJ
Oct 19, 2009 2:04 pm
MagicJ
ginnykins44
ginnykins44
19 October 2009

Vanity with round basin

Vanity with round basin

Thanks, will have to check out the Showerama ones, they look very much what I was after. Will also have to find out if I can mix and match with the vanities and basins. Ginny

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ginnykins44
Oct 19, 2009 9:09 pm

I am new to this site and have been reading through many posts and have learned a lot already! I thought I would put my plans so far up for comments. I am just at the…

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scozzy
Oct 19, 2009 10:27 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
22 October 2009

is my ensuite disproportionate?

is my ensuite disproportionate?

I'd push the WIR out to line up with the entry/hall way wall. This would then allow enough room to keep your double vanity and put the WC beside it…

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JilaMint
Oct 22, 2009 10:57 am
kek
kek
23 October 2009

Stuck on colour for tiles

Stuck on colour for tiles

There really aren't any rules. The size and layout of your room might affect how certain colours or styles work, but in the end it comes down to what you like. Maybe…

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kek
Oct 23, 2009 3:26 pm
kek
supasquirrel
supasquirrel
24 October 2009

Frameless shower screen $$$

Frameless shower screen $$$

Have done a bit more homework, got another quote & phoned another company. Both were considerably more ::hyst:: like $2200 & over $3k, so have gone with the original one &…

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supasquirrel
Oct 24, 2009 8:59 pm
supasquirrel

When we first started to look into building I thought a toilet is a toilet. But quickly realising that four ensuites and two powder-rooms meant an awful lot of toilets I…

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kyton
Oct 25, 2009 8:25 am
kyton
Bam
Bam
25 October 2009

Your opinion on bathroom tiling please! Photo attached

Your opinion on bathroom tiling please! Photo attached

Have to say that I think that the way you're suggesting would look terrible.... looks much more streamlined the way they did it :wink:

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Bam
Oct 25, 2009 1:09 pm
Bam
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PaintIdeas
Oct 27, 2009 12:40 am
dilla
dilla
28 October 2009

Teenager Showering Times

Teenager Showering Times

when i was younger and still living at home my brother, who is 11 years younger than me, used to take forever in the shower but still get out with a dirty face or unwashed…

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dilla
Oct 28, 2009 5:25 pm
dilla
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
29 October 2009

small shower trays, where?

small shower trays, where?

Have you allowed to check the shower base into the wall for waterprofing & tiling? I often get asked why a persons shower is only 850 when they chose a 900mm one. They…

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dirkadirk
Oct 29, 2009 11:32 am
simI
simI
31 October 2009

Double vanities

Double vanities
1, 2, 3

i have started to see the logic in having double basins as me and my husband get ready at the same time and we leave for work together. Also sharing the bathroom is…

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simI
Oct 31, 2009 9:08 pm
kb46
kb46
1 November 2009

TV in bathroom?

TV in bathroom?

WRT electrocution, couldn't shortening the lead so if the TV fell it would pull out the plug negate that concern? Or would there still be some residual power that could be…

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kb46
Nov 01, 2009 8:25 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
2 November 2009

Ensuite change - can it be done?

Ensuite change - can it be done?

is the toilet going to be on an external wall by any chance? If not and you are on a slab it just means the slab needs to be cut and a new pipe laid which isn't the most…

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sirgoat
Nov 02, 2009 10:33 am
mareetina
mareetina
4 November 2009

Reno Costs Bathroom

Reno Costs Bathroom

Thanks for that. I wasn't sure how much and had put down $15K, difficult when you are just doing up a rough budget to see if a place is worth it or not. I knew that…

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mareetina
Nov 04, 2009 9:00 am
neil100
neil100
4 November 2009

Shower door - replacement "edge strip"

Shower door - replacement "edge strip"

Cheers mac - that's brilliant! Just what I was looking…

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neil100
Nov 04, 2009 12:45 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 November 2009

Reno to Ensuite…is it possible?

Reno to Ensuite…is it possible?

Nah, it's too small to really do that much and it's not worth the cost (to me). We'll have it repainted though. Maybe one day do something with the tiles. Maybe. They're…

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grace_slick
Nov 04, 2009 4:29 pm
grace_slick
Anna1
Anna1
5 November 2009

Should l go for Brown or white tiles? Please help!

Should l go for Brown or white tiles? Please help!

If you go for a white floor tile make sure you seal the grout. They look great in a display home where no one actually lives.

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Anna1
Nov 04, 2009 11:46 pm
Anna1

Just a few ideas: Corner vanities sometimes work as space-savers. This isn't a nice one, but it gives you the general idea - you could easily have a beautiful cabinet…

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kek
Nov 07, 2009 12:21 pm
kek
barkly
barkly
8 November 2009

Bidets

Bidets
1, 2

There was a bidet in the house we bought about a year back. Couldn't wait to get rid of it. Advertised it on TP and eventually got a buyer who was quite particular about…

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barkly
Nov 08, 2009 1:48 pm
h8dk97
h8dk97
10 November 2009

Rendering walls

Rendering walls

Hi there, I'm looking for someone to do rendering in two bathrooms to prepare for the tiler (the walls are pretty rough after old tiles came off). The job is in Caulfield…

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h8dk97
Nov 10, 2009 3:39 pm

It has been a long time since I posted in here, but both bathrooms are now finished and we are absolutely thrilled with them. The ensuite before picture is below... (wow…

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TwoFatKitties
Nov 10, 2009 4:19 pm
TwoFatKitties
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
10 November 2009

Automatically filling bath

Automatically filling bath

Thank you possum! We saw it in an open house and were interested in it, I thought it was Rheem but I will look for Rinnai. We are just about to build, so not too late!

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Ms Builder
Nov 10, 2009 7:32 pm
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whattodo
Nov 10, 2009 9:31 pm
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kb46
Nov 11, 2009 9:43 am
EKT
EKT
11 November 2009

Tile experts - some advice please?

Tile experts - some advice please?

We have ceramic rectified tiles in our bathroom - our tiler chose not to charge extra to lay them thank god but we did pay slightly extra for the tile itself.

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EKT
Nov 11, 2009 3:15 pm
Staz88
Staz88
11 November 2009

Urgent Tiling Advice Needed

Urgent Tiling Advice Needed

Or you could lay the wall tiles vertically.

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Staz88
Nov 11, 2009 8:01 pm
Lostris
Lostris
15 November 2009

compatable toilet with Cistern?

compatable toilet with Cistern?

it will largely come down to the amount of water that the cistern flushes. Is it an Australian cistern? If it is it should be a 6/3 or 4.5/3 flush. So you will have to buy…

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Lostris
Nov 15, 2009 7:57 am
71monaro
71monaro
15 November 2009

restore shower screen frame?

restore shower screen frame?

Is it possible/economical to remove and restore a powder coated aluminium fram of a shower screen? There are chips and the colour is dated, but it is a great size 900 x…

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71monaro
Nov 15, 2009 9:58 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 November 2009

Should tiles be sealed?

Should tiles be sealed?

Not many are any good unless the grout is a fine grade... If there is a large area I would think that the tile (groutline) gap is large too... There is a fair probability…

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onc_artisan
Nov 17, 2009 11:32 am
onc_artisan
ginnykins44
ginnykins44
18 November 2009

Problem installing Grohe basin mixer - help!

Problem installing Grohe basin mixer - help!

Tks Possum, yes the grub screw had been done up, we worked out there was another part missing which will fix it, they are sending it out for us so all is good. Virginia

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ginnykins44
Nov 18, 2009 12:24 pm
dstann
dstann
18 November 2009

Tiling heights - main bathroom vs attached toilet

Tiling heights - main bathroom vs attached toilet

It could depend on your tile color. We have white tiles on the wall to 2m, above that the wall is painted white so there is not a lot of difference between the 2. If the…

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dstann
Nov 18, 2009 3:54 pm
MrBondi
MrBondi
19 November 2009

Electric to Gas Hot water

Electric to Gas Hot water

Hi there, My current unit has a small electric hotwater tank under the sink in the kitchen and am looking to upgrade to a continuous hot water system. My options are to…

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MrBondi
Nov 19, 2009 1:22 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
22 November 2009

Show Me Small Bathrooms Please!?

Show Me Small Bathrooms Please!?

That's not a bad idea, but the original layout isn't the problem. Just colours, fixtures & tiles that I am trying to get some inspirtion for.

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serialstyler
Nov 22, 2009 6:10 pm
serialstyler
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 November 2009

Sinks

Sinks

Thanks Kexkez - then you would understand :lol:

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onc_artisan
Nov 23, 2009 9:01 am
onc_artisan
Possumchops
Possumchops
25 November 2009

Resurface/paint cast iron bath

Resurface/paint cast iron bath

It would be a simple resurfacing procedure. Check in your yellow pages, usually under bathroom renovations or similar and most areas would have someone who does that sort…

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Possumchops
Nov 25, 2009 6:08 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
26 November 2009

900 x 1200 shower - where do the taps go?

900 x 1200 shower - where do the taps go?

Heya Joles, great tile selection and the two shower thing is great. What colour tiles are those? I'm thinking of doing the two shower head thing too but plumbed to the…

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Sheepdog
Nov 26, 2009 1:05 pm
adrian
adrian
26 November 2009

Painting over already painted tiles

Painting over already painted tiles

Thanks for your input Thudd. I might to it last before we sell ;)

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adrian
Nov 26, 2009 4:17 pm
elly
elly
28 November 2009

vinyl tiles

vinyl tiles

the vinyl tiles that are supposed to be waterproof enough for bathrooms, are they also waterproof enough to put in the floor of a shower?

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elly
Nov 28, 2009 12:04 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 November 2009

Bath Floor Screed thickness?

Bath Floor Screed thickness?

The primer will be 'chemically cured' not a chemist but I have seen the results of the difference. Oposed to evaparating water.

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onc_artisan
Nov 28, 2009 6:32 pm
onc_artisan
danma
danma
29 November 2009

fancy glass frame

fancy glass frame

Try Aska Glass at Lakemba 9759 1888 (that's if you are a Sydneysider) They are quite cheap & quick I had some prices as we were going to do a 1.5mtr panel in our glass…

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danma
Nov 29, 2009 5:32 am
lonnie
lonnie
29 November 2009

Automatic taps and toilet flushers

Automatic taps and toilet flushers

This is something I'd like to do when we renovate our bathroom and ensuite - thanks for the links. I'd love to hear how you go, if you do end up using something like this :)

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lonnie
Nov 29, 2009 12:12 pm
lonnie
Biker602
Biker602
29 November 2009

Shower Tray Wastes

Shower Tray Wastes

Does anybody know anything about Easy Flow wastes or High-Flow wastes which are fitted to Baseline or Drybase shower trays to eliminate the S trap underneath the floor…

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Biker602
Nov 29, 2009 3:04 pm
Mel_24_
Mel_24_
30 November 2009

refinishing/reglazing tiles

refinishing/reglazing tiles

hi all, im considering to use refinishing/reglazing on tiles in my ensuite as we are unhappy with the colour tile used. this is where they spray special paint over the…

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Mel_24_
Nov 30, 2009 8:26 am
Bam
Bam
1 December 2009

anyone have 1200X900 shower with 2 sets of taps?

anyone have 1200X900 shower with 2 sets of taps?

I hate small bathrooms! I need spaaaaace ::lol:: We're thinking of maybe tiling a 'seat' in part of it now? SO like this from side on ____ I_____

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Bam
Dec 01, 2009 2:00 pm
Bam
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
2 December 2009

saving cabinet

saving cabinet

I would like to recess it into the wall... but I would like it to sit as flush with the wall as possible i.e not sticking out 6cms.

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hmmmmm
Dec 02, 2009 6:31 am
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joeygbh
Dec 02, 2009 10:15 am
joeygbh


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