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PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 October 2007

Bathroom Reno... what can be done yourself

Bathroom Reno... what can be done yourself

Hi cfham, we have renovated a few houses and renovated our ensuite by ourselves in our last house. The builder quoted over $14K for 3m x 3.5m space!!!! and we did it for…

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PhoenixStar
Oct 24, 2007 12:38 pm
PhoenixStar
Lotte
Lotte
24 October 2007

Finishing the top of tiles

Finishing the top of tiles

Go to your local tool shop and buy what's often called a Leaf and Square Ornamental tool (Google it). It has a pointy end and a square end, and this cleans up those…

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Lotte
Oct 24, 2007 12:48 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 November 2007

Recirculation Pump

Recirculation Pump

Well they say up to 10% water saving on the web site. The basic unit is $487 and the mixer model is $838. So if you work out 10% of your annual water bill that would…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 05, 2007 1:19 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
11 November 2007

Cleaning grout (showers etc)

Cleaning grout (showers etc)

I agree……having glass shower walls would be the way to go. That’s why I like them in the kitchen…….cleaning is so easy! Anything to eliminate the grout issues. :D

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Michelle
Nov 11, 2007 8:43 pm
Michelle
commodorenut
commodorenut
20 November 2007

Wall tiles- how high did you go?

Wall tiles- how high did you go?
1, 2

When we renovated the bathroom in our old place, we used 100x100 light blue floor tiles, and 200x200 white wall tiles, with a blue border, and blue diamond shaped feature…

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commodorenut
Nov 20, 2007 6:34 am
commodorenut
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
22 November 2007

Amazing vanity unit - where can I find it

Amazing vanity unit - where can I find it
1, 2

Just be careful buying taps on ebay. I bought a mixer tap from ebay australia, from a guy importing things from china and selling them from a warehouse at Bankstown, …

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lrhodes1
Nov 22, 2007 1:06 pm
lrhodes1
Sydney Bathroom Hire
Sydney Bathroom Hire
22 November 2007

Luxury Portable Bathrooms

Luxury Portable Bathrooms

Are you renovating your bathroom, or affraid to because you don't have any toilet or shower facilities. Then we at Sydney Bathroom Hire can help. We hire the best…

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Sydney Bathroom Hire
Nov 22, 2007 9:08 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
25 November 2007

Bathroom benchtop colours

Bathroom benchtop colours

mocha 400 x 400 floor tiles, white wall tiles, white laminate cupboards and probably mink ceasarstone benchtops.

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DeeElle
Nov 25, 2007 2:47 pm
DeeElle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 November 2007

shower for toilet? a major renovation?

shower for toilet? a major renovation?

Do you have access under the house or is it a slab. If its a slab I would think it nearly easier to gut the whole thing and start again as you will need access to the hot…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 27, 2007 8:01 am
Dukekamaya
muzzman
muzzman
28 November 2007

Showers

Showers

...and other intersting bathroom additions http://www.trendir.com/archives/000949.html

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muzzman
Nov 28, 2007 9:35 am
muzzman
Damon
Damon
9 December 2007

Quantum Quartz(QQ) bench top and Shadow vanity unit

Quantum Quartz(QQ) bench top and Shadow vanity unit

my builder (PD) tells me that if i use QQ bench top i have to give up shadow vanity as they said QQ bench top is too heavy for shadow vanity, is that true? i have checked…

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Damon
Dec 09, 2007 11:26 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
11 December 2007

Tub for Shower Bath

Tub for Shower Bath

we have put one into the new house because my other half does lke the occasional bath but there was simply no choice of both. We opted for a 850x1800 square edge kinda…

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sirgoat
Dec 11, 2007 8:10 am
Michelle
Michelle
14 December 2007

BATHROOM HARDWARE

BATHROOM HARDWARE

Nice to have you here mimosa!!! Welcome to the forum. :D Your products are gorgeous…….. :P

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Michelle
Dec 14, 2007 5:21 pm
Michelle

Yep I've decided, I will be going for the Caroma Tradition Clawfoot if we have to stick with the same manufacturer as "builders standard range" otherwise I will certainlu…

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Pebble
Dec 24, 2007 9:35 am
Pebble
Michelle
Michelle
27 December 2007

Would it be weird matching my soap to my bathroom?

Would it be weird matching my soap to my bathroom?

Are you going to be using these soaps, or are they just for show?? :? I would be more concerned about your towels and other accessories, other than the soap.

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Michelle
Dec 27, 2007 2:38 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
30 December 2007

Floor tile and wall tile sizes?

Floor tile and wall tile sizes?

By the way everyone….haven’t you noticed anything about the first picture?????? …

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Michelle
Dec 30, 2007 7:10 am
Michelle
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royalblue
Dec 30, 2007 8:39 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
16 January 2008

shower heads

shower heads

Yep. Ditto.

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Cookiemonster
Jan 16, 2008 7:24 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
31 January 2008

Funny....

Funny....

Fiona That is a very funny story. You've gotta love 'em. :D :lol:

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DeeElle
Jan 31, 2008 11:32 pm
DeeElle
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
4 February 2008

Mixer taps - plumbing price increase

Mixer taps - plumbing price increase

Good on you Rikster, glad it all worked out in the end..... Stay on top of them though??? :wink: :wink: :wink:

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PhoenixStar
Feb 04, 2008 8:55 pm
PhoenixStar
commodorenut
commodorenut
6 February 2008

How hard is it to move a tap?

How hard is it to move a tap?

I can't beleive the response you've got from the builder! Would you not consider the proposed layout similar to that of a mixer in the shower? The mixer is mounted on…

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commodorenut
Feb 06, 2008 12:34 pm
commodorenut
DeeElle
DeeElle
6 February 2008

Mosaic tiles on the wall in the bathroom

Mosaic tiles on the wall in the bathroom

Another idea might be to use them in your shower niche and across the top of your vanity or three or four rows along the top of your bath. Just a small touch but it makes…

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DeeElle
Feb 06, 2008 11:02 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 February 2008

pimp my lowered toilet

pimp my lowered toilet

Fumanchu - Dare I ask - post a photo :shock: and Ash said So you're no longer into 'swinging freely' DeeElle?! Didn't know you…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 13, 2008 9:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 February 2008

T connector for shower heads and switch?

T connector for shower heads and switch?

Pop into a plumbing supplier like Reece and ask them what they have.

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Yak_Chat
Feb 17, 2008 1:00 pm
Yak_Chat
DeeElle
DeeElle
18 February 2008

SHOWER DRAINS

SHOWER DRAINS
1, 2

Yeah thanks piranah!!!! That's all i need to see!!! And the final note on this story is that we were NOT ALLOWED to change the drains in our…

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DeeElle
Feb 18, 2008 12:36 am
DeeElle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 February 2008

Leaky Shower!

Leaky Shower!
1, 2

It'll all happen in time. :D Patience is a virtue.

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Yak_Chat
Feb 20, 2008 4:19 pm
Yak_Chat
Kyle
Kyle
25 February 2008

Information about sinks anyone?

Information about sinks anyone?

Thanks Casa2, I was looking for something more specific like pros and cons about vessel sinks, for example, or is there anything worth going into a stainless steel…

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Kyle
Feb 25, 2008 8:35 am
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 11:42 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 10:22 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 9:58 am
ahuang
ahuang
7 March 2008

Am I being ripped off for a towel ring?

Am I being ripped off for a towel ring?

eah I didn't think they would cost much - but I'm more worried about finding someone to install it all, DH is next to useless :lol: :wink:

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ahuang
Mar 07, 2008 8:44 pm
ahuang
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 1:51 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 11:23 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 9:54 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 11:27 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 20, 2008 12:38 am
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
21 March 2008

How many bathrooms is excessive?

How many bathrooms is excessive?
1, 2

Currently we have a 3 bedroom house and 1 internal bathroom (+ 1 toilet in the garage next to the laundry) ... in the house we are building - single story, there will be…

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Talinsmum
Mar 21, 2008 12:18 pm
Talinsmum
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Michelle
Mar 25, 2008 3:02 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 9:04 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 5:17 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 8:11 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 7:50 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 9:57 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 8:38 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 3:42 pm
stonecutter1309
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Michelle
Apr 09, 2008 2:58 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 8:56 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 11:46 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 8:33 pm
Southies


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