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Bath Mat With Rocks In

How do I clean a bath mat made of rocks and felt? [more inside]
posted by kiripin on Apr 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Does changing the swing on my bathroom door actually buy me any space?

What is considered good practice (but not ADA) for interior door clearance in a small residential bathroom with an outswing or pocket door? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I talk about something deeply embarrassing?

My husband dribbles on the floor in front of the toilet when he pees in the toilet. I am mortified at the prospect of bringing this up with him, and he is likely to be mortified to hear it. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 - 61 answers

How to get rid of these little black winged bugs?

What are these little black bugs with narrow almost clear wings that seem to be growing out of the bathroom tiles, and how do I make them go away and not come back? [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Mar 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Ice, ice baby?

What is this odd ICE knob on the faucet? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Feb 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Plants in the bathroom? Mold is not a plant.

What kind of plants will grow well in a bathroom with no windows?
posted by jyorraku on Feb 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Begone Peach Tiles

Recommend a bathroom renovation company or builder in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by dave99 on Feb 6, 2012 - 1 answer

I'm having trouble pooping!

Pooping has become increasingly difficult and I think something inside my colon is blocking my ability to defecate. Thoughts? (Kinda gross, but not really.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Upgrading my shower head and shower curtain rod

My shower (in a rental apartment) needs help in two ways. 1) I need to find a way to get the curtain farther out, with the complicating factor that the curtain is on an L-shaped rod (similar to this one). 2) My shower head puts out a piddly amount of water. I need one that will actually use the full water pressure available, and which is on a hose. Mefites, what do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Elegant ways to paint a room using two accent colors?

What are some clean-looking and elegant ways to paint a room using two accent colors, but only painting the walls- not the ceiling or the trim? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Short showers (in height)

DIY bathroom remodel: I'm looking for small, and especially short, inexpensive, off-the-shelf shower options. Do you know where to find showers sorted by size? Do you know where to find oddly-sized home products? Do you have obscure and wonderful knowledge about shower stall options? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jan 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Help spruce up my bathroom!

What color should I paint my bathroom? How about the floor? Difficulty: existing wall tiles are pink and I don't know what to do with them. Budget and skills are somewhat limited. [more inside]
posted by beandip on Jan 14, 2012 - 26 answers

urinal bathroom etiquette

I work in an office with one bathroom on the floor. In the bathroom, there are 3 urinals, side-by-side, with short dividers between them. Given that when I use the bathroom, there is about a 50% chance that at least one other person will already be using a urinal as well, which urinal generally gets the least amount of use? My goal is to always use the urinal that has the least amount of use, mostly for OCD-type reasons. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Jan 6, 2012 - 45 answers

mikey, this ain't the kinda place you wanna go to the bathroom in

Please help me maximize the space in and minimize the ugliness of a tiny, ugly bathroom. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Dec 27, 2011 - 22 answers

My (unwashed) hands are clean.

I have become adept at urinating without touching anything. Do I still need to wash my hands? [more inside]
posted by troll on Dec 26, 2011 - 45 answers

Cheer up my bathroom!

My bathroom is sad and it's making me sad. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Dec 22, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me install a shower in place of a toilet.

I have two toilets with standard 4" toilet connections, mounted on a solid concrete floor. I would like to replace one toilet with a shower. Have you done this before? How do I do it? What problems will I face? [more inside]
posted by fake on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me remove my toilet paper holder!

I need help removing a U shaped toilet paper holder attached to a cabinet in my apartment. Pictures inside!!! [more inside]
posted by devonia on Nov 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Don't Leave Me Hot and Hanging

How do I wire my new bathroom exhaust fan? The old fan has three functions (fan, light, nightlight) and therefore connects to a triple switch on the wall. It also means that there are two runs of wire to it. The new fan has only two functions (fan, light) and therefore only needs one run of wire. How do I wire this thing up; what do I do with the extra run of wire? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Nov 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Wait, wait, you put a penny in... and it pees on you?

Help me find a Christmas present: an old bathroom ornament(?) that works when you put a penny in it. [more inside]
posted by skyl1n3 on Nov 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Everything But the Cliche

For financial and quasi-environmental reasons, I live in a studio apartment with its own bathroom but with a shared kitchen down the hall. It's great except for one thing: I'd love to use my bathroom sink for kitchen-ish purposes, but the faucet and drain are too shallow. Is there anything I can attach to the faucet that'll give it a bit more flexibility - without breaking my lease or calling the plumber? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Does my bathroom need a fan?

Does my bathroom need to have a fan? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Oct 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Ideas for retro bathroom stall photoshoot

I'm working on a photography experiment with a friend. We'd like to shoot me dressed in some nice-looking monochromatic getup inside a retro bathroom stall. We've got the wardrobe down, but we're lacking on actions: what interesting actions can I pretend to be doing in a bathroom stall that would appear edgy-but-not-vulgar? [more inside]
posted by monichacha on Oct 2, 2011 - 40 answers

What's going on in the washroom pipes?

How do I fix my slow-draining toilet and sink? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Sep 23, 2011 - 28 answers

I hate them.

At some of the older buildings on my campus the men's room has a very strange design to the urinals. They are sort of soup-bowl in shape (a gross analogy, I agree), there are no dividers between them, and unless you take steps to prevent it your equipment is fairly visible to anyone who walks in the door as you're using them. This seems odd to me. I think the buildings that they're in were built in the 70s or 80s... is there a design reason / philosophy behind the worst bathrooms I've ever used in my life? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 20, 2011 - 12 answers

Why won't my paint stay attached to the wall?

I need to repaint a section of damaged-and-repaired sheetrock above my shower, but I can't seem to get the primer (Killz, anti-fungal and water-based) to stick. It goes on okay, but peels away at a touch. [more inside]
posted by pla on Sep 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Anything to help someone with a broken back go to the bathroom

My father has a compression fracture and cannot twist around. Does anyone have any ideas on how he can wipe himself when he goes to the bathroom? I don't know how or when he will have the pain managed to be able to do it normally.
posted by vash on Aug 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Need to replace laminate countertop

Most people want to salvage the laminate, I want the opposite. I have a bathroom vanity that is 50"x22" with sink. Three sides have tile on them as backsplash. How do I remove the laminate without wrecking the plywood underneath? I've heard soaking it in tolulene or lacquer thinner or acetone works but wouldn't that soak the wood as well and swell/ruin it (The acetone would evaporate quick though)? I used to be a floor layer so I'm thinking heat. Would a seam sealing iron work? It's basically a flat rectangular iron that can go from low to very high heat. It's safe to use on underlay so I assume plywood could handle it. I don't care about salvaging the laminate top. I just need to put a new one on and I heard that sanding and putting laminate on laminate is asking for trouble. Although I have contractor friends that with the owners permission have used liquid sandpaper and put it on existing laminate and have not had problems, 5-10 years on.
posted by penguinkeys on Aug 23, 2011 - 13 answers

How to mitigate laxative effects of coffee?

Is there any way to mitigate or delay the laxative effects of drinking coffee? Asking for a friend whose workplace only has portable toilets. [more inside]
posted by Signed Sealed Delivered on Aug 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Same meat, different bleach?

Is the active ingredient in these household cleaners the same thing? "Exit Mould" and "White & Shine"? [more inside]
posted by evil_esto on Aug 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Caulk Sucker

Indoor/Outdoor Acrylic Latex Caulk around a tub - bad idea? [more inside]
posted by plinth on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

The bathroom is supposed to be my happy place, not your spittoon/shower/fartatorium

There are three things going on in the men's room at work that irk me. Fellow men, am I right to be annoyed at the spoliation of the safe haven that is the gentlemen's convenience, or am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 28, 2011 - 98 answers

Building bathroom, need store recommendations in Portland.

Building a bathroom in Portland, OR. Where to buy affordable fixtures and tile besides bix-box stores, Ikea and the Rebuilding Center? [more inside]
posted by pernoctalian on Jul 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Bathroom Air Freshener For A Sensitive Nose

I need suggestions for a bathroom air freshener solution that won't make me sick. [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Jul 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Is the exhaust in the bathroom for the smell or the humidity?

Is the exhaust in the bathroom for the smell or the humidity? In other words: is it used to make it smell better, or is it used to make sure the room dries out better?
posted by sandmanwv on Jul 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities?

Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Jun 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Why does my shower emit a noise?

Why does my shower make a humming noise? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Jun 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Stay on target...

When I urinate, where should I aim? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jun 21, 2011 - 50 answers

Bathroom window help: airflow with privacy?

I'd like to keep my bathroom window open and air moving through, but our bathroom window is directly opposite the neighbor's balcony. So I need some sort of screen or grate or fabric or something that is open enough to let air through, but opaque enough to hide our bathroom activity. Do I use fabric, metal, what? And where do I find it? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Jun 8, 2011 - 21 answers

Name that shower part

What would you call this particular part of a shower? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Is it unsanitary to do yoga on shared bathroom floor?

Is it unsanitary to do yoga on the bathroom floor? [more inside]
posted by defmute on May 15, 2011 - 29 answers

How do I get this shower floor ready for shower pan and/or tile?

What do I do about this shower situation? The step down shower floor is a mess and has tile sticking up from it, it's lumpy and uneven. I'm in charge of getting this bathroom put together, and I want to make sure it's done correctly. Tools don't scare me. A long explanation with a SLYT. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on May 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Help us not f*&k up out Bathroom!

We are putting tile in our bathroom! what do we need to know? or what do YOU wish YOU had known before your bathroom tile project? [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on May 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Choosing shower floor tile shouldn't be this hard.

Now I need help choosing tile for the shower floor. Is the one I picked going to hurt me? I know you are not my tile setter but I've got to order tile soon. Testing the tile before ordering is not an option. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Switch for a heated bathroom mirror

I need to buy an electric switch. [more inside]
posted by devnull on Apr 11, 2011 - 6 answers

The bathroom needs lights. LED lights. Please.

Please help me find LED lighting options for the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Mar 25, 2011 - 7 answers

How sanitary are the insides of public toilets?

Am I being germophobic about the public toilet in my office? (possibly gross details within) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 22 answers

BathFitter reviews to share?

Ever used BathFitter? Give us your impressions and help us catapult our bathroom out of the 60's! [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Mar 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Failing that... what features in a bathroom make you want to take a bath?

Pimp my bathroom! Help me transform my smallish shabby chic/cottage chic bathroom into as dreamy (and manly man-friendly) a bathing space as possible, on a budget. [more inside]
posted by semacd on Feb 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Need specific inspiration images for shabby chic bathroom.

I need inspiration for an impending South Florida master bathroom remodel. I like a shabby chic style, and I understand the principles, but desperately need specific images for a bathroom that totals 45 sq feet outside of the shower stall, and probably more like 30-35 sq feet once you subtract the water closet. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 25, 2011 - 9 answers

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