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DeeElle
DeeElle
28 February 2008

Update bathroom?

Update bathroom?
1, 2

Bunnings is more flexible and cheaper. And Bunnings is our local hardware store. :D

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DeeElle
Feb 28, 2008 10:42 pm
DeeElle
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
3 March 2008

Best placement of taps/spout with bath

Best placement of taps/spout with bath

It's the area around the taps that always seems to need the cleaning. So that's just another small point to consider: Can you clean that area without twisting and…

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Cabinfever
Mar 03, 2008 9:22 am
Cabinfever
natbut
natbut
6 March 2008

Using Void

Using Void

Thanks for all the replies everyone. I was getting really excited, but unfortunately the builder has said that there will be plumbing and airconditioning things in the…

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natbut
Mar 06, 2008 8:58 am
Paula
Paula
17 March 2008

Another one about toilet/bathroom split

Another one about toilet/bathroom split

Rachelle my toilet is 850cm now, i it had to be 10cm shorter, it would not make that much difference. As far as fitting a basin in, it may be a bit tight if it goes on…

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Paula
Mar 17, 2008 12:51 pm
Paula
McReidy
McReidy
18 March 2008

Toilet Cistern - Suddenly stopped working.. Help!!

Toilet Cistern - Suddenly stopped working.. Help!!

Hi Rachelle, If I remember I'll measure it up tonight and let you know :)

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McReidy
Mar 18, 2008 10:23 am
McReidy
Mikita
Mikita
18 March 2008

Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

I once had my bath resurfaced. It was badly damaged when I moved in and looked great when it was finished. I couldn't believe it was the same bath. From memory, it was…

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Mikita
Mar 18, 2008 8:54 pm
Mikita
bec
bec
19 March 2008

FOR THE BATHROOM.... CAESARSTONE OR LAMINATE?

FOR THE BATHROOM.... CAESARSTONE OR LAMINATE?

c/stone is you can afford it is lovely but theres nothing wrong with laminate we are going with essastone this time (which is cheaper than cstone) but its taken many…

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bec
Mar 19, 2008 10:27 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 March 2008

Shower Tiles - Can never stay clean

Shower Tiles - Can never stay clean

Our shower recess has new dark brown/grey tiles with matching grout and after only using them for a week the soap is already showing up in the…

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royalblue
Mar 19, 2008 11:38 pm
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Michelle
Mar 25, 2008 2:02 pm
Michelle
Kryten
Kryten
26 March 2008

Baths & Spas

Baths & Spas

The first one doesn't look too comfortable - I'd like to be able to stretch out, not be squished up like a pretzel :shock: The second one is quite nice though.

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Kryten
Mar 26, 2008 8:04 pm
Kryten
'chelle
'chelle
28 March 2008

What is polymarble?

What is polymarble?

We have a vanity with poly marble - I didn't notice until the plumber pointed it out. You have to be careful not to let the water get too hot - above 60C- or else the…

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'chelle
Mar 28, 2008 4:17 pm
'chelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Chrome towel rail

Chrome towel rail

NOOOOOOOOOO, that wasn't a whack, just a small tweaking, that's all????? LOL I knew a girl who liked that :shock: :wink: Could S*&%…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 7:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
1 April 2008

TOILET SUITE - Which one?

TOILET SUITE - Which one?

wow that view is amazing .... however I think the major requirement of any toilet that is going in my house is a seat .... you need to make it as simple as possible so…

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Talinsmum
Apr 01, 2008 6:50 am
Talinsmum
sneakersss
sneakersss
2 April 2008

Give me some inspiration (please)

Give me some inspiration (please)

I just noticed this... I'm thinking a mid grey coloured floor tile, with dark charcoal…

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sneakersss
Apr 02, 2008 8:57 am
sneakersss
Michelle
Michelle
4 April 2008

Hoping to find ideas and advice

Hoping to find ideas and advice

We love photos :D …..make sure you can post some, it helps with the answers. Welcome to the forum! :D

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Michelle
Apr 04, 2008 7:38 pm
Michelle

no probs about the threadjacking everyone! definitely mood lighting. I think the room would have a regular oyster light as well (in the powder rooms) and a 3 way…

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stonecutter1309
Apr 08, 2008 2:42 pm
stonecutter1309
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Michelle
Apr 09, 2008 1:58 pm
Michelle
chuth77
chuth77
10 April 2008

Flexible water pipes HELP please

Flexible water pipes HELP please

I wouldn't be taping the connection... The flexible braided hoses are not meant to be taped... Check the inside, there is a washer which is the seal. By taping the…

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chuth77
Apr 10, 2008 7:56 am
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
11 April 2008

Irwell Pin Mixer

Irwell Pin Mixer

Hi Everyone Our issue is that M have put the one for the bath beside the spout so it sits horizontally not vertically on the…

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hysterical1144
Apr 11, 2008 10:46 pm
Southies
Southies
16 April 2008

Mixer tapware

Mixer tapware

I must admit, I'm sorely tempted to try the cheaper online models. But then I hear a little voice coming from my shoulder reminding me " you get what you pay for......you…

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Southies
Apr 16, 2008 7:33 pm
Southies
haywgl
haywgl
20 April 2008

Bathroom colours

Bathroom colours

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…

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haywgl
Apr 20, 2008 3:58 pm
haywgl
StuDog
StuDog
21 April 2008

Advice about Basins

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…

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StuDog
Apr 21, 2008 12:56 pm
StuDog
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 April 2008

shower mixer question.....

shower mixer question.....

Sounds like time for the plumber to be called. :wink:

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Yak_Chat
Apr 21, 2008 9:31 pm
Yak_Chat
beach
beach
23 April 2008

Replacing timber framing post.

Replacing timber framing post.

Hello All, 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…

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beach
Apr 23, 2008 9:06 am
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Paula
Apr 24, 2008 5:05 pm
Paula
DeeElle
DeeElle
27 April 2008

Handles-what did you choose

Handles-what did you choose

Long aluminum bars on the bottom cupboards and no handles on the top.

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DeeElle
Apr 27, 2008 3:05 pm
DeeElle
Zedman
Zedman
30 April 2008

FEATURE TILE IN SHOWERS

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…

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Zedman
Apr 30, 2008 3:06 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
1 May 2008

Floor tiles over existing ones

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…

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Zedman
May 01, 2008 12:57 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
2 May 2008

Cost of feature tiles??

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…

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Zedman
May 02, 2008 1:42 pm
Zedman
MICA
MICA
2 May 2008

Bathroom supplies

Bathroom supplies

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…

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MICA
May 02, 2008 9:58 pm
MICA
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 May 2008

How to locate copper pipes in walls?

How to locate copper pipes in walls?

Go to Bunnings or a tool store and get a glass cutting bit. Looks nothing like a drill. Its a flat spade shaped, pointy bit with a diamond…

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to_do_list
May 02, 2008 11:45 pm
to_do_list
venno
venno
12 May 2008

Need Advice for Reno

Need Advice for Reno
1, 2

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…

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venno
May 12, 2008 6:57 pm
Zedman
Zedman
13 May 2008

Cost of bathroom reno

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…

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Zedman
May 13, 2008 4:28 pm
Zedman
Leece
Leece
20 May 2008

Grab rails for bathroom

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…

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Leece
May 20, 2008 4:44 pm
Polo
Polo
22 May 2008

Cost of tile shower base

Cost of tile shower base

Thank you all for your help, much appreciated.

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Polo
May 22, 2008 1:54 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
23 May 2008

Recommend a heated towel rail model

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…

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sirgoat
May 23, 2008 4:41 pm
Michelle
Michelle
25 May 2008

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Is that ok to do?? Wouldn't it make the new floor level higher? Or do they sand back the existing ones so it'd be even? I wonder how much…

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Michelle
May 25, 2008 6:34 pm
Michelle
royalblue
royalblue
1 June 2008

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

New Home, How did you get on? Ash.

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royalblue
Jun 01, 2008 2:35 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
2 June 2008

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Hmm...lol. Maybe I'll give it a miss then for the vanity sink anyway. I really want it for the shower...even just the main shower we'd use,…

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Kevin Brown
Jun 02, 2008 8:56 pm
Kevin Brown
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

Hello, We are renovating and about to install hardwood flooring in our bathroom, any suggestions for sealing it as it is a wet area?

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 4:46 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
6 June 2008

Room with a view

Room with a view
1, 2, 3

So am I now... so many options...…

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to_do_list
Jun 06, 2008 11:57 am
to_do_list
vintage
vintage
6 June 2008

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

Definately a "girls only" Loo :lol:

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vintage
Jun 06, 2008 11:49 pm
vintage
vintage
vintage
7 June 2008

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink
1, 2

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…

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vintage
Jun 07, 2008 7:02 pm
vintage
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
10 June 2008

Hand showers

Hand showers

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…

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House-To-Be
Jun 10, 2008 11:26 am
wayne
wayne
12 June 2008

Need help finding a bathtub

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…

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wayne
Jun 12, 2008 2:04 am
gpierce
gpierce
12 June 2008

wow pretty vanity basin

wow pretty vanity basin

hmm it says toilet faucet. at first i was…

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gpierce
Jun 12, 2008 1:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
12 June 2008

HEATED TOWEL RAILS

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…

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Casa2
Jun 12, 2008 4:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 June 2008

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Look forward to seeing your photos :D

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Michelle
Jun 12, 2008 7:42 pm
Michelle
petal
petal
19 June 2008

Bath Tiling

Bath Tiling

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…

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petal
Jun 19, 2008 9:50 am
petal


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