Bathrooms and Laundry
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…
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 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…
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 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
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 5:52 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 5:57 pm
Could anyone please recommend to me someone (in Melbourne) who colour tints grout?
Jul 21, 2008 10:58 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…
Outdoor bathroom cost?
Try a minorb or standard corrugated iron look- But price maybe be what you want to spend.
What style house etc?
Jul 30, 2008 11:06 pm
Cancer-causing ceiling heaters?
I was thinking infra-red might be like a photographer's dark-room lamp which is red.
Seems from my research that far from causing cancer, my infra…
But that pic doesn't look like a family bathroom…
Aug 01, 2008 3:07 pm
Welcome tom and inge,
Looking for a funky urinal??? How about the lemon tree outside??
Seriously, if the boys have too much to drink they need to go outside as…
Aug 03, 2008 4:22 pm
Enamel Bathroom renovations - feedback
there is another thread around here somewhere about re-enameling which you could search for. We had Bathroom Werx re-enamel the bathroom in our last house…
Down lights in a shower?
You just need a light thats IP4 rated or higher in a shower area. These are more "waterproof" and can therefor stand the steam coming out.
Aug 05, 2008 10:48 am