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Diary of a bathroom renovation

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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Wow. That's some vanity Darren. Bit exy for me but beautifully streamlined and modern.
I'm an eclectic type, love old furniture. I'd love to find an old solid wood, long and low chest of drawers, or a cupboard and do it up. I'd get the type of basin that sits on top of the bench and have taps etc installed. It could be painted any colour and sealed to last for many years to come. That's my fancy. What we'll wind up with, in fact, is a budget white vanity because my husband is a chicken and will be too frightened to try anything outside the square.
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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Hi Darren

In a house we renovated a few years ago I let the guy in the tile shop do the calculating for how many tiles were required in our new bathroom. I wanted them to go up to about 1900 in the shower area but only one tile high every where else. After I returned home from work the day the tiling began the guys had started on the wall on the opposite side to the shower and had tiled all the way up to the top. Apparently the 'tile shop man' had sold me enough tiles to tile the entire bathroom, floor to ceiling. Hmmm. I thought they were more expensive than I'd expected. What can I say? I'm a dill.

 

So the whole bathroom was tiled floor to ceiling because one and a half walls had already been tiled. It was over the top. Simply unecessary. But I did see something the other day online that I thought gave a really nice finish without being as expensive as tiles. It would probably fit great in your era of home too. Here's the page address: 

http://www.thebloominghydrangea.com/our-sexy-master-bathroom-all-the-details/

 

It some type of wall panelling obviously and frankly if I hadn't seen it and someone said to me 'why don't you put wall panelling on your bathroom wall?' I would have thought they were mad, but I like this. If it was painted with the correct paint it would be so easy to keep clean too. Just an idea.

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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Hi @Manda,

 

Thanks for joining the discussion. It's great to have you as part of the Workshop community. I'm sure you will find plenty of great tips and inspiration for your own bathroom and laundry project from other community members like @Darren. Perhaps you could start a new discussion and share some of your plans and photos like Darren has done?

 

Please let me know if you need a hand getting the most from the site. Thanks again for joining us.

 

Jason

 

 

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Experienced Contributor

Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Hey @Manda thanks for reading and good luck with your upcoming reno, make sure you post some pics!

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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Days 14 & 15: Edging closer

Another milestone - the bath is in! Tiling is almost done - still a few tiles short under the vanity - and grouting is half complete. Also, the shower screen is in and the mirror is up. With the bath installed the room is starting to feel more complete and we’re getting a better sense of the space.

 

bathroom.jpg

 

Today the painter is coming in and tomorrow the electrician returns to install the exhaust fan and lights (5 downlights and an LED strip under the vanity) and the plumber will be in to install the tapware.

 

Unfortunately our builder is on holiday for the next two weeks - the job turned out to be a bit bigger than we planned. So final shots of the finished bathroom won’t be done until later this month, I’ll post them as soon as it’s finished.

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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

@Darrento be honest I didn't find your bathroom Diary Inspiring enough as I've seen these type of blogs everywhere IMO, progress photos with a short story in the form of a Diary really doesn't give the Battlers,Punters & Stakeholders enough
Pity @Jason he can't edit it and put in some relevant Data & Costs for each day?

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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

@BIM_Engineer - my mum told me that if I didn't have anything nice to say, I shouldn't say anything at all. I'm also not sure how much value there is in posting the costs of trades and such when everyone is going to have different size spaces, services in different locations, different style prefrences etc. 

 

@Darren - I loved reading about your project. It looks awesome!

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Former Community Member

Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

@Jacksonyou are entitled to an opinion as I am.
I am well aware that Tradies & Builders Hate having their rates/prices scrutinized, you can make up excuses if you wish..
but the majority of battlers have budgets and are happy to pay a fair price for their projects
Putting up "Feel Good" & "You Can Do This" photos & ignoring important Data, Costs & Details is noteworthy., in engineering we ask for proofs...

BTW Bunnings Lists material prices ...what's the difference?
I assume this workshop website is trying to lift DIY Industry Standards for renovations
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Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Hi all,

 

This is a good opportunity to remind all community members about the Workshop rules of participation. Our key guideline with posting is to show respect to all Workshop members. It's also really important to ensure all posts add something constructive. This is a friendly place where you can celebrate your accomplishments, learn from each other and inspire others to have a go.

 

@Darren Thanks again for sharing your renovation journey with us. Your posts have already had thousands of readers who I'm sure have found your photos and descriptions informative and inspiring. And thanks for being open to answer questions along the way. Looking forward to seeing more updates soon when your builder returns.

 

Jason 

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Experienced Contributor

Re: Diary of a bathroom renovation

Great work Darren. Really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Love that huge window and the egg shaped bath.

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