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grace_slick
grace_slick
18 August 2009

Help me fix my ugly bathroom!!

Help me fix my ugly bathroom!!
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The bathroom isn’t hideous at all, but it’s just…very pink and blegh looking in my opinion. I think because it’s NOT that bad, your eye immediately wants to…

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grace_slick
Aug 18, 2009 1:21 pm
grace_slick
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
18 August 2009

Free standing baths

Free standing baths
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I have seen some freestanding baths for under $1000, but they are acrylic. Does anyone know if acrylic would be a problem, things to look out for, etc.

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Hammerhead
Aug 18, 2009 9:23 pm
Hammerhead
King willy
King willy
18 August 2009

Any ideas for a feature tile for this shower, please?

Any ideas for a feature tile for this shower, please?

Hi all Thanks kindly. Yes, the neich sounds cool and would be a feature itself. My concern is the cost they will try to charge me :n: IMPO your bathroom can be a real show…

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King willy
Aug 18, 2009 11:47 pm
King willy
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
19 August 2009

SHOWERS - TILED OR CUBICLES?

SHOWERS - TILED OR CUBICLES?

My preference is a cubicle. It's just so easy to clean and maintain!!! The high cubicles .....like the tardis nasa looking thing is also fantastic when you have little…

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overwhelmed
Aug 19, 2009 11:12 am
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
20 August 2009

shower timers - how to choose an effective one.

shower timers - how to choose an effective one.

:: :lol: oh my... :shock: my son stands in the shower for 30 minutes twice a day ::hyst:: I scream and yell but he won't budge! He…

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lynnebin1968
Aug 20, 2009 1:06 am
lynnebin1968
inamet09
inamet09
20 August 2009

Toilet Brush Holder

Toilet Brush Holder
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Adairs have really nice bathroom accessories.. :)

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inamet09
Aug 20, 2009 4:21 pm
inamet09
haywgl
haywgl
20 August 2009

Can Mirrors be Cut?

Can Mirrors be Cut?

:lol: :lol: :lol: Will you pay my damage bill onc ;) I have found heaps online about cutting mirrors but nothing about cutting them if they are already on the wall. Once I have cut it…

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haywgl
Aug 20, 2009 6:26 pm
haywgl

I was wanting a traditional dropped in basin with the taps mounted on the basin. The builder is plaaing on installing a mixer tap - that helps a bit. hmmmm... I think I'll…

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xanthrope
Aug 21, 2009 4:02 pm
xanthrope
Steffan Numitor
Steffan Numitor
21 August 2009

Shower Drain Caps

Shower Drain Caps

Hi guys,Im newer to here,im putting information about drain caps, A silver drain cap that usually snaps into place over the fiberglass drain then I d look inti a…

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Steffan Numitor
Aug 21, 2009 11:14 pm
Beeliaroo
Beeliaroo
23 August 2009

Sink plug?

Sink plug?

You would think that caroma would be a good company for designing toilet products! Maybe you should feedback this design fault with caroma and see if you could change for…

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Beeliaroo
Aug 23, 2009 1:39 pm
TwoFatKitties
TwoFatKitties
24 August 2009

Looking for Ideas - motel ensuite update / upgrade

Looking for Ideas - motel ensuite update / upgrade

I agree with Michelle too.. steer away from the leather grain look. Whilst I get it that this is a country motel, it will irk you (or your housekeeping staff) to keep it…

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TwoFatKitties
Aug 24, 2009 9:41 am
TwoFatKitties
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
24 August 2009

Tiling - What are your Expectations?

Tiling - What are your Expectations?

Hard to pick up in pix cause of lighting. We weren't there at the time, but he put down the sand, cemet, put lines in the cemet radiating to drain holes, then put down…

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Hammerhead
Aug 24, 2009 2:05 pm
Hammerhead

This is ours - hope it helps :)

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Inspired
Aug 24, 2009 3:46 pm
royalblue
royalblue
24 August 2009

Grout Colour - floor tiles

Grout Colour - floor tiles

Wow, first post. Listen, for me, white grout is a no no. We have some experience with installing and white grout usually becomes a…

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royalblue
Aug 24, 2009 4:27 pm
MagicJ
MagicJ
25 August 2009

Glazed porcelain tiles in wet areas?

Glazed porcelain tiles in wet areas?

Rang tile shop & they said all fine....yayyyy!!!! :z: :z: :z:

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MagicJ
Aug 25, 2009 1:00 pm
MagicJ
Renosmakemeweary
Renosmakemeweary
25 August 2009

shower hob and frameless shower

shower hob and frameless shower

Glue the hob to the floor , waterproof over the hob and tile over the waterproofing membrane.

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Renosmakemeweary
Aug 25, 2009 4:22 pm
Renosmakemeweary
Home Builder
Home Builder
28 August 2009

Polished porcelain slippery on floors?

Polished porcelain slippery on floors?

As 'seeking solutions' said tiles do have certain rating. When you choose your tiles speak to the consultants they will tell you if its allowed in the wet areas. I…

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Home Builder
Aug 28, 2009 2:03 am
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
28 August 2009

Shampoo niche's - easy to add to plans??

Shampoo niche's - easy to add to plans??

I am interested in having them but my builder was suggesting that I'm better off putting in shelves instead. I'd prefer to have the built in niches and was wondering if…

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ElephantGuy
Aug 28, 2009 3:05 am
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
28 August 2009

Anyone could help me to choose the right color?

Anyone could help me to choose the right color?

can you post a pic of your current set up ... Also try to place it in the home decorating section of the forum :D

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seeking solutions
Aug 28, 2009 10:59 pm
seeking solutions
katie08
katie08
28 August 2009

Inset Vanity Basin

Inset Vanity Basin

Have you had a look at the Alape Waterplane bench mounted FB1 from Reeces. It is only 420 deep and looks like it doesn't come far off the bench top. It is quite different…

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katie08
Aug 29, 2009 12:10 am
katie08
bluesteel
bluesteel
29 August 2009

Skirting tiles - How tall?

Skirting tiles - How tall?

Hey guys, Thanks for pics :: personally I think if wall colour blends with skirt high tiles look good if tiles contrast short is better which is what pics show. Going 150…

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bluesteel
Aug 29, 2009 4:18 am
bluesteel
suh
suh
29 August 2009

SLOPING SHOWER RECESS TO STAINLESS GRATE..?

SLOPING SHOWER RECESS TO STAINLESS GRATE..?

I don't know if there is any rule, but ours is not the full width of the shower, same as the photo above. So I reckon an 800 for a 900.

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suh
Aug 29, 2009 7:44 am
suh
suh
suh
29 August 2009

Eeeew, what was I thinking??? HELP!

Eeeew, what was I thinking??? HELP!

THE KIDS TOILET !!! ::wornout:: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: oh this is so funny and I am so glad I am finished :lol: :lol:

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suh
Aug 29, 2009 5:51 pm
suh
EKT
EKT
29 August 2009

Opinion on my ensuite + chosen tile please (size)

Opinion on my ensuite + chosen tile please (size)

I have no idea by looking at a plan how big an area is. I want to put a 450mm square tile in the ensuite (am happy to cut it down for shower) but am wondering if the space…

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EKT
Aug 29, 2009 9:46 pm
littleredrobyn
littleredrobyn
29 August 2009

Two shower niche's?

Two shower niche's?

I have 2 in my shower - one above the other so that one is up high and the other low enough to rest my foot on to shave my legs :wink: I don't think it looks odd at all and…

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littleredrobyn
Aug 29, 2009 10:43 pm
TwoFatKitties
TwoFatKitties
30 August 2009

Retiling bathroom floor - advice please

Retiling bathroom floor - advice please

Hi bp, I like the colours too.. can't really get more neutral than that! Have you thought about even going a bit darker .. maybe a colour a bit lighter than a mocha…

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TwoFatKitties
Aug 30, 2009 9:23 am
TwoFatKitties
Eljay
Eljay
30 August 2009

Heated Towel Rails - how do you use them?

Heated Towel Rails - how do you use them?
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I have placed the powerpoints where I think they will be more useful...guess I'll find that out when I move in lol

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Eljay
Aug 30, 2009 6:05 pm
Home Builder
Home Builder
30 August 2009

New bathroom ideas

New bathroom ideas

I have seen something…

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Home Builder
Aug 30, 2009 9:38 pm
kek
kek
31 August 2009

Do semi-frameless shower screens leak?

Do semi-frameless shower screens leak?

I don't understand the problem ....we have semi-frameless screens, and did in our old house too (over polymarble bases), and have never had any leakage at all. :th: The…

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kek
Aug 31, 2009 11:04 pm
kek
kek
kek
1 September 2009

Pictures please??

Pictures please??

Which taps do you have, and do you have any pics? Is it your vanities, laundry, showers....or all of the above?

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kek
Sep 01, 2009 9:01 am
kek
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
1 September 2009

Exhaust fans, are they necessary?

Exhaust fans, are they necessary?

the rental property we're in at the moment doesnt have fans and when you get out of the shower you can see the condensation etc running down the…

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buildingadreamhome
Sep 01, 2009 2:35 pm
buildingadreamhome
kristofw
kristofw
1 September 2009

Movement Sensor exhaust fans - is there such a thing

Movement Sensor exhaust fans - is there such a thing

I found a Vapotec steam sensor but cant seem to find any info on it without going into a million of those generic sites, so thort I wd ask if…

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kristofw
Sep 01, 2009 10:26 pm
kristofw
Draconis
Draconis
2 September 2009

Small space baths a question??

Small space baths a question??

We've just had a plumber around to give us suggestions for our bathroom (which is not much larger than yours) and he came up with a good idea of…

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Draconis
Sep 02, 2009 7:45 pm
Draconis
cyclone
cyclone
2 September 2009

How to choose tapwear etc?

How to choose tapwear etc?

i went with mixers everywhere, and they have internal limits for hot water, very safe.

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cyclone
Sep 02, 2009 11:29 pm
cyclone
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MagicJ
Sep 03, 2009 1:11 pm
MagicJ
Southies
Southies
3 September 2009

UGLY Bathroom

UGLY Bathroom

upload your own pics on to either photobucket or imageshack. Once you've done that, copy the code that appears in the IMG Code box & paste it…

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Southies
Sep 03, 2009 2:42 pm
Southies
ginnykins44
ginnykins44
3 September 2009

Bathroom auctions?

Bathroom auctions?

Hi, I'm about to start renovating our bathroom and am wanting to know of any auction houses that sell bathroomware? I've heard that Grays is a good place to start but…

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ginnykins44
Sep 03, 2009 8:16 pm
hilly105
hilly105
4 September 2009

Toilet roll holder for just one roll!

Toilet roll holder for just one roll!

Hi again all. I am looking for a Toilet roll holder to wall mount (so they cannot be removed) in our motel bathrooms - but one that would go well…

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hilly105
Sep 04, 2009 2:32 pm
janzzdave
janzzdave
4 September 2009

NEED Bed / Ensuite advice

NEED Bed / Ensuite advice

An inline fan does not rest directly on the ceiling of the bathroom. Rather - the fan installs in the attic space above or slightly away from the bathroom. An inline fan…

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janzzdave
Sep 04, 2009 7:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 September 2009

Waterproofing in new shower

Waterproofing in new shower

Tanked or tanking refers to the membrane system (waterproofing). And should at least cover the tiled area. onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Sep 05, 2009 12:02 pm
onc_artisan
ABLTileCentre
ABLTileCentre
6 September 2009

Cost of a new bathroom

Cost of a new bathroom

20-25K for a standard bathroom reno in sydney is a bit rich, you could get a reno done through a gold licenced builder/ bathroom renovator for 12-15K get a 7-10yr warranty…

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ABLTileCentre
Sep 06, 2009 3:04 pm

The blue stuff.. the waterproofing membrane! The have totally stuffed up!! Firstly which ever product the used usually takes up to 24…

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vid
Sep 07, 2009 11:24 am
vid
julesi
julesi
8 September 2009

Seeking Exhaust Fan Recommendations

Seeking Exhaust Fan Recommendations

I am needing to install exhaust fans in my bathrooms. (I have halogen lighting and underfloor heating, so am not interested in any of the IXL range). I'd appreciate it…

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julesi
Sep 08, 2009 3:15 pm
Zedman
Zedman
10 September 2009

Ensuite colours?

Ensuite colours?

I assume with that large a floor tile you are using some type of slot drain system to allow drainage. Cheers Charlie

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Zedman
Sep 10, 2009 12:53 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
10 September 2009

Is this a decent toilet? Should I upgrade.. HELP

Is this a decent toilet? Should I upgrade.. HELP

Be carefull on what star rating yuou get. In older houses with earthenware pipes go for the 3 star - we always do in our designs. The 4 star units just dont use enough…

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Zedman
Sep 10, 2009 1:01 pm
Zedman
take2
take2
11 September 2009

Membrane

Membrane

Get it checked out, the membrane in the shower in our previous home was not done properly and the shower leaked, the builder had to rip up all the tiles in the shower and…

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take2
Sep 12, 2009 12:09 am
take2
royalblue
royalblue
12 September 2009

Ceiling extraction fans

Ceiling extraction fans

Anyone got the new IXL Neo extraction fans fitted to their bathroom? Wondering how effective they are, and how quiet the fan is? They have an in line ventilation fan that…

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royalblue
Sep 12, 2009 3:17 am
Southies
Southies
15 September 2009

Oops....now we're in a spot of trouble!! HELP....

Oops....now we're in a spot of trouble!! HELP....

Sure, but a couple of tiles will need to be removed & then re-applied

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Southies
Sep 15, 2009 8:08 am
Southies
MagicJ
MagicJ
16 September 2009

What do you think of this tap?

What do you think of this tap?
1, 2

Photos soon, I promise, as soon as the rest of the room gets sorted. :D Having a few issues with the tiling. No point having a before and after if the after looks worse…

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MagicJ
Sep 16, 2009 5:43 pm
MagicJ
themax
themax
17 September 2009

Flushing those goodies away!

Flushing those goodies away!

You had better ration it by the piece... so many for number 1's and so many for number 2's. :lol: I am sure this is what is clogging out toilet every now and then too.

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themax
Sep 17, 2009 4:28 pm
themax


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