My bathroom paint is cracking and peeling. We are going to repaint it, but don't want the same issue. What kind of paint should we use
A had this idea of hiding a pc behind the toilet and then having an arm that can swing out with a an lcd on it. I took some measurements and I think I would have to make a custom case out of wood so it be 2 inches thick. The image upload wasn't working.Bathroom measurementshttp://gmod-tv.com/Bathroom.jpgComputerhttp://gmod-tv.com/comp1.jpg
Topic by CowGuy 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
People today are more conscious of how their bathrooms look than ever before. The concept of bathrooms have now undergone a change from one of mere functionality to include elements of relaxation. The bathroom now has many facilities that add to your bathing experience. The market offers some of the best equipments and many elegant fittings like the bath tubs, shower cabinets, massage showers, designer tiles etc. The interior of the bathrooms can be given a great look by changing the floor and wall tiles. The color of the bathroom can be something soothing to the mind and the body. Elegant light fixtures can be used to beautify the bathroom interiors. There are brass fixtures that adorn the bathroom interiors and make it look regal. The designers of bathroom understand the need for spacious and well-kept bathrooms. That's why, they use designs that optimize the available space without compromising on the ease of use. Re-doing bathrooms have become an important element of house renovation. The beauty of the bathroom has to be maintained properly with the help of designer tiles and flooring. The materials used in the floors and the walls can be of a material that is durable as well as easy to clean. By designing bathroom, you can make your whole house look good and impart a feel good factor.
Topic by benn01 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
The bath mat and shower curtain both have that fresh crime scene look to them with some bloody handprints and footprints.Sure you could probably make these easily on your own, but as one commenter here puts it:What about really busy people who have no time for buying acrylic craft paint, but they do have money to buy bloody bath accessories? People outsource all kinds of tasks for all kinds of reasons. This is just that point in our culture's evolution when we stop making bloody bath accessories at home, and start letting professionals do it. Just like we did with house building, dvd-player-assembling, and floss-making. Link
Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Newbie here... greetings! I work in office building with about 20 guys, most heavy coffee drinkers... we have one-holer restroom which is located about 100 feet and around a corner from the area where the majority of the guys work. Needless to say 8 out of 10 times you make the journey to go to use the restroom, someone is in there with the door locked... leaving you constantly defeated and having to go badly.. I want to create a light or a signal viewable in our common room that would indicate when that bathroom is in use. There is one light switch in the bathroom which operates the overhead light and the fan... and the fan is extremely loud so we always turn the light off when exiting the bathroom. So my thought is to add some sort of transmitter to the switch that when turned on would send a signal to a receiver down the hall in the common room and that receiver would turn on a small light somewhere in the room. The guy next to me has a nice lava lamp and has volunteered it's services as the bathroom indicator. I'm hoping to find a transmitter or replacement switch/transmitter combo that can be wired into the existing single switch box (no batteries to change). This is what I need help locating. It would need to perform it's current duties.. turning on the light and fan, as well as send the "on" signal and "off" signal to the receiver 100 feet away. I think the other solution would be to run a wire thru the ceiling from the switch, but was hoping to avoid that. Thanks in advance for your help!
Topic by treetop1500 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Question by fifimonkey 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Woohoo! We now have new signs for our bathrooms. Now people will know exactly what to do when they see them. Both of these were cut with the Epilog laser cutter. The first sign has foamcore cutouts on top of black acrylic. The second one is white acrylic with black sprapyaint applied on top.
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I recently rented a new flat which has a small green bathroom. The tiles look horrible (green with brown floral ornaments - 60's style) and cover the whole walls till up to the ceiling. The room also has a green bathtub. Now I need some ideas to make this room usable and not a constant pain to eyes. Please remember that this is a rented flat where I cannot simply tear down walls. It must be removable after I move out again. I do hope this is the right forum to ask this.
Topic by Sakurai Masahito 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have a Burning question on building the ultimate bathroom alarm clock. I like to have a nice LED clock. But also be able to alarm out saying BRUSH your TEETH. But also. for the OLDER folks. to take your medications... and maybe even take that second one ONE step further. how about to be able to Dispense your medication for you... So multiple alarms for multiple people... and design it however you think would look and feel the best. But this is MY ultimate WANT and Desire!!!!
Topic by lonelydragon757 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
This is an idea someone may be able to use, but it does not quite rise to what I would want to do as an Instructable. A widow friend has two bathrooms, each with a very dated bathroom fan in need of replacement. I was able to mount the works (fan motor, fan blade, and mounting plate) for the new fan onto the old mounting plate after modifying the old plate. This saved me hours of work in a very hot confined attic when time and tools available to me were quite limited. Had I torn out the carcass for the old fan and tried to put the new fan carcass in its place, I would have needed to fashion a wooden framework for mounting the carcass that would fit just right between the ceiling joists, all so the fan would be properly centered above the existing hole in the ceiling. The mounting plate for the new works was just a bit smaller than that for the old works. The height and diameter of the new fan cage were very close to the dimensions of the old fan cage. I began by using a cutting wheel on an angle head grinder to cut through the old mounting plate around the circumference of the old fan cage. Then I positioned the old mounting plate over the new works and its mounting plate. The glass dish that would cover the light bulbs fastens to a shaft that screws onto a threaded stud centered between the corners of the new mounting plate. I sighted across the corners of the mounting plates so the threaded stud was centered. I clamped the two mounting plates together and drilled four holes for 10-32 screws 1/2 inch long and secured them with nuts and lockwashers. (I did need to cut out part of the new mounting plate so the fitting for the two electrical outlets [fan and light] were accessible to plug in both the light and fan cords.) Had the glass dish mounted to the works differently, I would have used measurements from at least two sides to the center of the fan's shaft to position the new mounting plate on the old. Once the two mounting plates were held together with four screws it was a simple matter to put the works into the old carcass and plug in both the fan and the light to their respective receptacles. There was no question the works would fit because they were attached to the old mounting plate that had been taken from the old carcass. The round opening in the ceiling drywall bordered on being too large to be covered by the escutcheon for the new cover/light fixture. I added some drywall spackling around the edges to close any imperfections and gaps. For me this was an idea that worked and saved me a lot of time.
Topic by Phil B 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
each and every home renovation challenge can be an thrilling time. not just that, it's fun, bad improve a home getting a new, but at the same time to include worth to some home and produces it additional handy for family people and guests. at any time you include a bathing room within your house, there are many factors that contractors will should look at preceding for you go out and lease one. right listed here are some recommendations for adding a bathing room in the house; 1. among the probably the most crucial considerations when adding a> Bad, problems relating in the direction of hydraulic system. should know in which the pipes and fittings are installed. You also should look at in which the pipes in relation in the direction of septic method will very likely be run. As well, you appear in the situation with regard in the direction of current plumbing related pipes within your bathroom. It 'important to be aware the fact that additional apart from current pipes, the higher the cost. It 'best to include a producer new bathing room nearbyexisting bathing room as above or below the bathroom. 2. at any time you include a producer new bathroom, look in the sizing in the bathing room so des approach to expand the home to preserve a tremendous bathing room or any space within your home at current allocated? you must also look in the fixtures and bathing room furniture. For example, you must look in the sizing in the tub and shower, if it is used into account. You must also create a graph that isshows the place in the window, sink, toilet, shelves, vanity with drawers and cupboards, linen cupboard … etc., make specific the space is huge enough to include each of the equipment you need to keep. 3. at any time you include the bath, you must confirm space the appear and design. offered the qualities such as color-resistant to moisture, type of floor, like vinyl, marble or granite, and ventilation. In contemplating the views in the bathroom, you mustIn determining no issue whether this kind of the setting up fixtures, bathing room with current and traditional with an old-fashioned look. As well, when preparing in which to set up equipment, you must maximize space, but do not create a crowded bathroom, in which consumers have problems moving. 4. energy performance can be an extra thing to consider at any time you include a bathroom. Consider, for example, reduce flow toilets, wall insulation, energy effective windows, energy saving The lighting, surroundings friendly wooden and setting up materials, as well as the range in the boiler away from your bathing room again. 5. The character in the sink and bathtub can be an extra important consideration. For bathrooms, you have individuals decisions, such as porcelain, fiberglass and metal. To sink, you can in the sink with vanity, pedestal sink and even a sink which has built attached to some wall. Bathtubs and sinks in numerous shapes, styles, sizes and colors. No issue what sort of> bad add, consider your time and spending budget for that challenge that money and spend less time. It will be also beneficial at any time you clarify in the direction of contractor precisely that which you want, and will reduce the probability of errors. As well, it is very crucial that you take advantage of pros to set up the plumbing related and electrical.
Topic by chilli0627 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a shallow well pump handle that I would like to modify to make usable as a bathroom faucet. Wanted something primitive but not sure how to make it to work so that the handle will turn the water off and on..... Will probably only use cold water to feed but not sure what kinda adjustment I can make to have a shut off valve....
Question by housewitch77 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm not really good with wiring things together(ie soldering, knowing anything about what volts needed or whatever but I'm willing to try), but I just moved to a new apartment. The bathroom has a small sliding window above the shower, but no exhaust fan. I want to very cheaply add a fan or couple fans(PC fans?), to the window that I can plug into an outlet and I would like to have a switch to turn it off and on. I would even use batteries if I have to I don't really care. It is right above the shower, so I'm guessing this is a risky thing to do. I'm sure it will get a little wet. Has anyone done something like this before? If not, any suggestions on what I should use? Thanks so much for any help!
Topic by JohnGoodie 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
This is the picture: http://s9.postimg.org/5lbogrmm7/bug.jpg http://s9.postimg.org/avgn826v3/bug2.jpg It's better to zoom in the image. thank you for help.
Question by Andrealondon 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Question by LeslieLouie 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
What is a good color for a bathroom? My husband wants blue. I like the idea but dont. What do you guys suggest?
Question by r49417 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have an old set of drawers from IKEA for the bathroom. It has three drawers, and I think we bought it 15 years ago. It's laminate but I sanded it and painted it. The legs, however, are wooden blocks with metal screws that come out to adjust the height of the piece. The screws were once covered by metal covers. Here's a pic of a kitchen thingy that has the same thing (yes, too lazy to go take the pic, wait for it to go thru with dropbox, etc.). I've lost three of the four metal covers so all you see is the wood coming down then a longish screw. What I thought I'd do is make somewhat flat polymer clay "stones" that stack with the screw that goes through them. I'd have to bake the clay with the screws, the "stones" in a stack, to make it work. I had originally thought of using regulare stones and driling holes in them but It would be a disaster---they all need to be the same exact height or the cabinet will be wobbly. Do you think I can do this?
Question by notalis1970 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I need help! I have an extremely small bathroom that has the lavatory plumbing on the side, not the back. I don't like the cabinet (you can sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time) and want to get rid of it, but I have not been able to find a pedestal sink or other cabinet to replace what's there. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And no, the plumbing cannot be moved.
Topic by Luny 6 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Question by ReallyWTF 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Can I fix a large unframed mirror whose one edge has lost the silver backing? The edge looks black.? Will it be worthwhile to repair the mirror or just throw it away.
The mold seems to be embedded into the grout. How do I get rid of it?
Question by prd409 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi everyone. This is my very first Instructables experience - I've just found you guys. I'm wanting to know if I could resurface my old cast iron enamel bath with concrete?? Would it stick???
Topic by CraftyCarolyn 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi all. I am planning on installing a bathroom extract fan. The fan will be ducted to a small toilet and to my shower, this it will be extracting from 2 spaces. I would like to connect the fan to the lights, so when either (or both) of the bathroom or toilet lights are turned on, then the fan will turn on. Would this be possible?
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Question by r49417 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
It looks like ABS, untextured, about 2cm thick. Do you know where it can be purchased in sheets?
Question by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
We all know it's a major problem circumnavigating the globe: tiny bathroom living. My burning question is... How is one supposed to shave their legs in a shower-stall-only bathroom? Must we sit on the floor with our legs hanging out of the shower just so we can function? Is there no one who can stop this injustice!? What DIY hack can YOU come up with to solve this ever-growing epidemic? (Or what do YOU do to accomplish a streamlined look?) Save the hairy legs! Thank you.
Topic by Meglymoo87 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
How do you go about turning a faux drawer under your kitchen or bathroom sink into a tilt-out drawer?
I have faux drawers under my kitchen and bathrooms sinks and would like a little extra storage for small stuff. I have seen these tilt-out drawers in some homes and would like to know how to go about converting my faux drawers to the tilt-out variety.
Question by joe dejesus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am in the process of renovating a bathroom that hasn't been used since before i was born, which currently lacks a water heater. Being poor, it is very unlikely that i will be able to buy an on-demand heater for this bathroom, and i know how inefficient normal water heaters are, so i am looking into solar water heaters. I live in a sub desert climate, so catching sun is not a particularly big issue, but i am looking to find out what type of heater is most efficient, both as far as heating water, and cost. would i be better off with a passive, or active system, and what other recommendations do you have for solar water heating?
Question by cyc4015 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've found similar instructions online but not quite the same thing I'm wanting to do. Essentially, I want another fixture in the bathroom without using the plugins. I have an LED kit with switch included. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UL2KKBQ?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_1∣=A3QAWKW1O2SEC3) I want to put the LED strip lighting under the bathroom sink vanity for subtle lighting in the middle of the night. I want to set up the on-off switch at floor level to be poked with a toe. However, I do not want to have a wire running from under the cabinet, across the wall to the plugin. Is there a way to hardwire this LED kit into the house wiring that is already present? NOT where an old fixture was, this will be all new wiring. Thank you. Even sources that might help me would be appreciated.
Question by Squash 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I need guidance on how to install a new electrical outlet to an existing wall. My bathroom only has one electrical outlet, and it's located on the vanity light over the sinks (see photo close-up of light outlet on outdated fixture with rad vintage pastel ikat wallpaper). More info: Usually this should be pretty easy, since there should be an outlet on the other side of the wall that you can just tap in to; but there's no outlets on the other side of any of these walls (see wall descriptions below). There are electrical wires running through these walls though, powering lighting and heating. So, can I just cut a hole in the wall, reach my hand in, grab a random wire, cut it, splice in wiring to a new outlet, and magically everything works? Probably not that simple. I can grasp the basics involved in this, but I'm not 100% certain on how to proceed with my situation since I don't think I need to deal with feeding up new separating wiring from the basement but I also just can't easily tap into an adjacent existing outlet. Floor plan: There's 2 switches at the bathroom entrance: one for the lights, one for the bathroom fan. The light switch controls 2 light fixtures: the one overhead light (it's a light/fan combo) as well as the lighting above the sink. See scan image for rough sketch of current electrical floor plan. Wall descriptions based on sketch: Left wall: interior wall; on other side of the wall is an electric baseboard heater; door to hallway Bottom wall: exterior wall; window Right wall: interior wall; adjacent room is unfinished "attic" area above garage with sloped ceiling* Top wall: interior wall; adjacent stairwell; wall-mounted light fixture with outlet; small under-cabinet baseboard heating vent thing I would like to know if/how I can tap into the electricity of that sink light fixture to be able to relocate the electrical outlet lower, closer to the sink counter, and possibly off to the side (so, not central to the counter as it currently is). See scan image for rough sketch of proposed electrical floor plan (ignore birds, I was using scrap paper). I realize if I were to relocate it off to the side, I'd need to drill through studs and make more more holes in the wall, but that's fine, as I was thinking of creating storage space between the studs anyway. I'm planning on replacing the current sink light fixture with either a) another wall fixture in the same location, b) 2 separate wall fixtures, one above each sink, or c) 3 separate wall sconces, a leftmost one, a center, and a rightmost one. I haven't decided on what will look and function the best. I'm sure there was a much more succinct way of asking this question and describing my situation, but I am clueless about electricity and wiring and whatnot. Despite my inexperience and ignorance I still feel like this is a task I'm capable of, but I'd like to seek the guidance of you wonderful Instructables' folks on how to do this. I'd like to know where you think the outlet(s) should go based on the information I provided, and then how I get the power to that outlet without electrocuting myself and frying the house. * I first was going to say that this attic ceiling outlet is the nearest thing to an adjacent outlet, but I just remembered there's an outlet at the top of the stairs, adjacent to the attic (meaning, not on the other side of a bathroom wall). The attic ceiling outlet is controlled by a light switch inside attic entrance anyway, and this is an insulated roof wall too.
Question by Pompom 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
The newest meaning of guitar or piano solo. Jammin' Johns--slogan: 'music to your rear'--is a company with a toilet design for the musically inclined.From their web site: After several years of research & development, Jammin' Johns presents our finest quality 'Studio Series'. The products are produced by a guitar factory that manufactures some of the most popular brands of guitars. The 'Studio Series' features our own newly designed ring with chrome hardware for low maintenance. All finishes are of the highest quality and are hand buffed.Even more impressively, the company boasts a famous list of clientele: WIllie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Steven Spielberg have all purchased a Jammin' John. Thankfully, Spielberg decided against a very painful Jaws-themed toilet.Jammin' Johns via Neatorama
Topic by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Well it appears that there is FUNGUS?!?! in my bathroom. Because our bathroom was never finished off properly, the shower leaks down the side and seeps into the wood trimming around the door on the right side. Well all it had done till now as get black with mold, but there is F****** fungus growing out (key word is OUT of the wood) of the trimming. Anyone got any ideas what I can do? Bomb it with some bleach? Anyone want a picture? It freaked me out when I saw it :PUpdate:Pictures, I had to take my laptop and webcam into my bathroom :-/
Topic by Punkguyta 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
How can I fix peeling paint in bathroom? Latex paint was put directly on new drywall without using primer under it. Answered
Paint is now cracking, then curling up in dime to quarter-sized pieces in about a 3x3 foot section above the shower in bathroom.
Measurements are as follows height 31inches width 34inches depth 17 inches. instructions on how to cut the top peice of wood to fit around the basin would be most helpful
This UK couple did a pretty remarkable thing when they transformed a former public restroom into their current hoe with an ocean view. Sure they'll have lots of loo hokes in the future, but they also have a pretty killer location. Kudos to them for turning something that people wouldn't have thought twice about into something they would covet. A loo with a view via inhabitat
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to make some small slim pads to measure the pressure beneath several wraps of 6mm rope placed against the skin - don't ask ;-). My raw materials are the load cells and electronics from some electronic scales like these. They have 4 loads cells that look like this The problem is they are in those oval plastic boxes you can see at each corner of the scales so are too bulky. My question is how to repackage the load cells so they will still work but be thin and comfortable?
Topic by Esinem 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
so I cut a nice round hole in the ceiling of my bathroom. physically installed the fan. was going to wire into the light so that the light switch would turn on the light and fan in one. the exhaust fan has a plug- 2 prongs (i'm in australia). the wiring to the light switch is only 2 wires. the light wire was exposed /available half way between the light socket and the switch. so thought that would be a good place to cut the wires (mains power off and fuses removed) thought at first I would wire the fan in serial and that didn't work. tried parallel and htat didn't work. I was going to wire a "power socket" on to the cable. the fan has a cable coming out of it with a plug . inside the power socketty thing there places to out the wires. and then turn a screw to keep them in place (ooooohhhh , the technology talk is a flowing). so black has one socket thing to place wires in and red has 2 socket things to put wires in. so how (and please use a diagram if it makes it easier for me) do I wire the bastard in to work??? I've tried every combination - except using red wires in to both red wires places with turn screws in the socket thing.
Question by altomic 8 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
We have a basement 1/2 bath, and the toilet was roughed in in 1979 when the house was built. For some reason the water lines were run on an exterior wall, so we have to shut off the water to the bathroom every winter. I would like to redo the bath and move the water lines off of the exterior wall, but to do so I would need to turn the toilet 90 degrees. Is this possible? I specifically wanted to know if the bolts that are holding my toilet to the floor would be repositionable (as in are they set in the concrete?) because if they aren't it would prevent me from turning the toilet, I would assume.
Question by TheTinyTyrant 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
What can I do; bathroom light that is plug-in vanity with no light switch at all, this outlet is not by the door
One wall outlet by the toilet has my only bathroom light plugged into it - how can I add a switch to this current system with out being permanent and something complicated - I thought about purchasing the as seen on TV gimmick THE CLAPPER
Question by nerdyfarmgrl 10 years ago
We are tiling around our new tub and about 3/4 of the way up the wall. We have a window that is just off the tub, so the tile will wrap around about half of the window. We aren't sure what the best way to go about this job is. We have the green board moisture-resistant drywall up, and are planning to use a primer and then begin tiling. I need to know the best method for going around the window, which we plan to trim. Would we trim first and then butt the tiles up against the trim? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Question by BCJennyP 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My bathroom is cold in the winter. The paint is starting to bubble. Any suggestions? I have a ceiling fan. What is the best way to prevent the bubbling when i repaint and what is the best way to get rid of the bubbles? Thank you.? Answered
Question by luckylynnea 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm planning in remodeling my bathroom and always liked pebbles or nature motives to do so. What you recomend? I going to get rid of a bathtub and putting a shower instead, because I always had limited space, maybe 6' x 10' square feet. Give me creative and cheap ideas!
Question by gnnmart 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've seen what was done as decoupage but this wouldn't work in a bathroom. Is there a way to transfer art to a ceramic tile that would be indellible to steam etc?
My bathroom currently has two single pole switches mounted in two separate wall boxes side by side with a single double-wide switch cover. I want to convert these to motion sensor switches with separate vacancy delays for the light and fan so that I can let the exhaust fan run for about 5 minutes after vacancy while the light is set for maybe 30 seconds. Are there commercial switches that will accommodate these two functions in a single switch, or will i need to use a separate switch for the light and one for the fan? Are there single double-wide wall plate covers that will fit side by side switch placement? Thanks.
Question by ValR14 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I finished two bathroom reno's with the exception of the shower ceiling light. I started off by cutting 3 1/4: square 304 stainless steel plates and drilled out 4 holes in each for the rgb. Then assembled the rgb's into the housings and sealed them with hot glue. Then figured out the resistors based on 12 V which if memory serves me right they were 470 ohms and soldered them in parallel. Then I soldered the connectors and hot glued them so they wouldn't come in contact with each other. After installing the ceiling tiles I drilled 2 1/4" wide X 2½" deep holes through the kerdi membrane and sealed a plastic cover with foam insulation in the attic. Then I roughed in rgb cable from one hole to the other, with a home run to the controller. I tried doing a rough in trial run and it worked until one of the rgbï¿½s burned out since they came in contact wth each other. I could actually hear it fizzle. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can make this work or are there retrofit rgb units that will fit the opening without breaking the bank? Each bathroom has 6 rough openings. That would make it 6 x 2 = 12. I'd like them to be rgb leds and be controlled via 12V adaptor and controller. If I need to start over again I have a budget of $150.00 if a another unit would work better. Thanks
Question by My Dream 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago