Bathrooms and Laundry
Bunnings is more flexible and cheaper.
And Bunnings is our local hardware store.
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…
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…
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…
Mar 17, 2008 12:51 pm
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…
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
The second one is quite nice though.
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…
Chrome towel rail
NOOOOOOOOOO, that wasn't a whack, just a small tweaking, that's all?????
I knew a girl who liked that
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…
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…
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…
Irwell Pin Mixer
Our issue is that M have put the one for the bath beside the spout so it sits horizontally not vertically on the…
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…
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 9:06 am
Apr 24, 2008 5:05 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…
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 6:57 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…
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 4:44 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…
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 2:04 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 4:36 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 9:50 am