Bathrooms and Laundry
Thanks for your replies everyone!
I agree it is very hard to see over a computer screen I was hoping that some of you may have chosen similar colours in your selection…
Advice about Basins
The taps aren't included in the price. We will actually be choosing different tapware to what is pictured.
Both basins actually have an overflow outlet. On the…
Replacing timber framing post.
I recently discovered a long term water leak inside my bathroom wall which has rotted away timber flooring, joists, and some of the vertical timber framing…
Apr 23, 2008 10:06 am
Apr 24, 2008 6:05 pm
FEATURE TILE IN SHOWERS
Couple of quick tips you may want to consider tho:
If you are using a mosaic as the feature ensure its a similar thickness to the wall tile - you mentioned Bizassa…
Floor tiles over existing ones
Well if it's only 7mm u must be use a 2mm thick tile. By the time u lay say a 10mm (min) layer of adhesive using your notched trowel, you will still end up with say at…
Cost of feature tiles??
You may find using a marble, glass, stainless steel or combo mosaic a cost effective alternative. Now by the sqm these things cost a fair bit. If you use them as a…
Hi there Kingy,
I totally agree with Damon. At Hardings, you get the best value, and you get the option to choose from Aussie products, or the cheaper chinese. They…
May 02, 2008 10:58 pm
Need Advice for Reno
My entire bathroom cost $8041. The labour component was $2200 for the plumber/tiler. He had to dig underneath the slab and run in a new pipe for the toilet waste, the…
May 12, 2008 7:57 pm
Cost of bathroom reno
Look at the detail in the quote. The minute you start repositioning items thats where the cost increase.....the plumbing. Try to get you floor PC items in the same…
We have tiles!
look fantastic, i love the silver framing, not sure if i can get it (not sure will it cost) from my builder, i may call them tomorrow
Grab rails for bathroom
also, i would often replace the towel rail with a grab rail. this was often much stronger and safer to use as people will often lean on the rail for support while drying…
May 20, 2008 5:44 pm
Recommend a heated towel rail model
i paid $300 for ours, from a local shop but its also in bunnings for $300, its not hard wired but we have an automated house so it runs off that system, we shortened the…
BTW, yeah, grout will be cured. Normally takes about 10 to 14 days.
TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?
We are renovating and about to install hardwood flooring in our bathroom, any suggestions for sealing it as it is a wet area?
Pretty In Pink
Thanks for welcome vpande, by the time i can afford renos i will ahve stored heaps of tips and hopefully pics too, BUT im not too keen on the girraffe monitoring the…
For me the main reasons I wanted that kind of shower is definitely the ease of cleaning and the ease of cleaning the kids!
Oh I am sooo looking…
Need help finding a bathtub
Hello all, I am starting the processing of renovating our house. Its 43 years old. The most expense renovation will be the bathrooms. In the upstairs…
Jun 12, 2008 3:04 am
HEATED TOWEL RAILS
Hi all, I have heard that heated towel rails use a lot of power and therefore boost your power bill, is this right?
How yummy to have warm towels…
Jun 12, 2008 5:36 pm
Thanks Dy, the feature tile I found is a glass mosaic, and what you've suggested is what I thought I would probably do, but I was hoping to find some photos, and didn't…
Jun 19, 2008 10:50 am
NO PLACE for towel rail!!!!!
Oznow You might want to read my 2 comments on this thread about ensuites. You'll see why casa2 mentioned the toilet roll holder. …
IXL Heat Lamps?
Thanks, not sure the one i chose is sealable vent or not. I may need to check again...
You can always retro fit this onto it. they…
Installing a shower base on a timber floor
The 'black smelly stuff' is a bitumen based sealer and not for use in bathrooms.
The problem with the way you did the reno is that a mortar bed is porous and will seep…
Dammit!! Oh well atleast i know what to do when we get our new bathroom!!
Our grout is really not that bad in our current house, but I'm thinking of getting those…
Bathroom Layout Options
i agree on the whole people dont notice what is missing. unless you have HEAPS of cupboards or no cupboards people dont seem to notice, its like there are three options,…
spa option with PD!!!!!!!!!helppppp
Oh, hih - tell DH it's only money!!!!! Those options are so tempting, but it's amazing how quickly the cost seems to skyrocket once you start adding them all in!!!!
Jul 16, 2008 6:52 pm
Tiles under Toilet
I think that you'll find that most pans are just siliconed onto tiles these days.
Mortar is good only if it is fitted very well, and it's really difficult (impossible?)…
Thanks for all of your replies. Still waiting to hear on a price., I am just hoping it is a reasonable price so we have an option.
Grand total $977!!! DH was very impressed, we budgeted $1500!
Goodness, and under budget - you deserve a pat on the back!!
Jul 18, 2008 6:57 pm
Could anyone please recommend to me someone (in Melbourne) who colour tints grout?
Jul 21, 2008 11:58 pm
Preparation for re-tiling
I agree with the previous post - you can't use a self-levelling compound as your floor needs to have a fall to the waste outlet.
dhess advice on tiling pretty please
Ah, thanks MT , this explains it. Yes I have noticed that in many homes the grout between say bench tops and tiles crumbles away in no time and leaves a gap through…
Replacing a toilet
thanks. Will get the plumber to take a look.
to clarify, someone has given me a toilet. Its in a box in my garage.
We are selling the house and I was thinking to…