If you want a classic old time antique look to your bathroom, you can do so by replacing your modern looking tub with an acrylic clawfoot tub. The acrylic tubs we are talking about are replica antique tubs. These are not the actual vintage tubs themselves, but may even be better in many respects. You will have to read on to find out why.
When searching for a unique clawfoot tub for your bathroom, there are some things to take into consideration such as the size of the area that you want to put it and the size you need for everyone who will use it to be comfortable in it.
If you go through your home with a discerning eye, you will probably spot a few safety hazards. One of the overlooked places where accidents can occur is the bathroom. According to a 1982 safety study, falls can account for up to 40 percent of household accidents. Bathroom grab bars, which function as handrails, can be a valuable addition to your bathroom.
Nowadays you do not have to spoil the appearance of your bathroom décor with sterile, institutional looking stainless steel bars; you can buy grab bars with enamel finishes in a wide variety of colors to match your current bathroom colors.
Locating Grab Bars
Bathroom renovation is a popular occasional activity for homeowners today, especially those that are performing extensive work on their homes. After all, a bathroom can contribute to the overall styling of a home extensively because there is nothing worse than keeping an existing grotty bathroom in an otherwise elegantly decorated home.
However, there is one element of bathroom renovation that homeowners seem to neglect. That element is the lighting. They focus on the colouring and decor use, as well as the furniture pieces placed within the bathroom. Without the best bathroom light fixtures though, there is no point.
There are a number of options for covering shower walls, including fiberglass panels, PVC panels, natural stone tiles like slate, ceramic tiles, and acrylic shower panels. For a standard size shower, one piece insert units are available; these work well in a corner shower, which has two walls, or a stall shower having three walls. For smaller and non-standard shower sizes, the walls can be covered with single acrylic panels trimmed to fit, corners between adjacent panels are seamed with silicone sealant or caulking.
Generally, when your toilet begins to leak around the wax ring that seals it to the floor, the sub floor begins to rot and weaken. Other conditions such as water leaking from a nearby pipe and pooling around the toilet can also cause toilet sub flooring damage.
Another common cause is mold. To help you easily understand what you will need to do in order to fix a rotten or damaged toilet sub floor, we have made an easy to follow guide.
Tools you will need to fix the sub flooring under your toilet:
-Spray lubricant/nut and bolt loosened
-Wax ring. Make sure it comes with new bolts and nuts if yours look rusted or corroded. The ring and hardware are standard sized for most toilets.
When staining bathroom cabinets, you must always remember that preparation is key. If you prepare the surface of the cabinet well the stain can be applied evenly and will not result in any dark or light patches appearing when the stain dries. If the bathroom cabinet to be stained is in a prefabricated pack then staining it before assemblage is recommended.
Alternatively, if the bathroom cabinet has already been constructed or fitted in position, move it out to your workshop and take out/off any easily removable doors and shelves. If at all possible, staining all of the wooden components separately will result in a better job.
Prepare the Surface
We will be discussing how to remove your shower surround; the one piece built in type surround, not tile or other types of shower surrounds. There are two basic ways that old shower surrounds may be attached. They can be attached with screws and caulking or more commonly, with adhesive and caulking. This page tells you how to best remove both types with minimal damage to the walls behind the old surround. Walls can be made of ordinary drywall, water resistant drywall (green board), tile or other less common materials.
Tools and Supplies Needed
Cleaning marble bathrooms properly is important to keep the shine and finish looking of the stone new. Marble is one of the most beautiful natural stones for use in household construction. It is commonly thought of as a hard stone, but is actually quite porous. This means that it is prone to staining and blemishes.
Preventing stains and blemishes on marble is just as important as proper cleaning. Spills should be cleaned-up immediately. Any liquid with color in it has the potential to leave a stain.
Is your bathroom fan cover or grill old and yellowed with age? They can easily be replaced. If you have to replace your fan motor, you will also need to know how to replace the fan cover. Whether you call it a “fan cover” or a “fan grill”, we are talking about the same thing here.
All you really should need is the following few items to replace your bathroom fan cover:
• New cover (should come with new spring clips also).
• A vacuum cleaner to clean out the fan unit before replacing the cover.