Humbly requesting the hivemind's expertise on some difficult household cleaning tasks. [more inside]
Bathroom sink faucet is leaking all over. Sink shutoff valves won't budge. Now what? [more inside]
Our bathroom has a GFCI combo switch/socket where the switch is hooked up to the bathroom fan/light. It's wired downstream of another switch controlling the vanity fixture, and set up so that the socket is only hot when the switch is on. This makes it suboptimal for, say, charging an electric razor or toothbrush overnight, because that means leaving the fan on. What's the best way to change this? [more inside]
After a shower, to get rid of the steam in the bathroom, is it more effective to run the bathroom fan or just open the window? Does it help to do both? [more inside]
I want to buy bathroom reno stuff (vanity, sink, medicine cabinet) for approximately Ikea-prices, but not at Ikea, and preferably somewhere in Toronto. [more inside]
Where can I find a black, honed countertop similar to the one in this shot that isn't made of granite? [more inside]
Do high-performance cordless hair appliances exist? [more inside]
How to treat the bright green deposit in my bathtub drain? [more inside]
We're re-doing our old (master) bathroom. It's small-ish, not that that's here nor there. This weekend we need to pick out tile for the bath, light fixtures, vanity, and paint for the walls and ceiling. I have some design skills but am finding myself bereft of inspiration. Any good sites out there focusing on cool interior (esp. bathroom) design?
Back in the days when people commonly smoked inside their offices, and everywhere else, was it common/acceptable/possibly even polite? for people to smoke while sitting on the toilet? If so, was there a gender divide? [more inside]
Toilet poop shredders - my friend is convinced they exist but I have never heard of them. Is there really such a thing? [more inside]
Why are these rugs staining my floor, and how can I get rid of the stain? [more inside]
The medicine cabinet in the bathroom of my new apartment is missing its internal shelves. This limits its usefulness pretty significantly. Any ideas where I could look for thin, lightweight shelves to replace the missing ones? [more inside]
Dumb question - why was one sink in the bathroom dedicated for contact lens wearers? [more inside]
What's the best time and way to have this awkward conversation with my bathroom remodeler -- if at all? [more inside]
Master bath a disaster zone, in need of a top-to-bottom gutting and expansion. As a preface to the designing process, my architect has tasked me with a project: finding a bathtub. How do I do this? [more inside]
How can I paint my bathroom once and for all? My steamy showers seem to obliterate paint. [more inside]
Is there a place where I can see many bathroom vanities on display? I need to buy a bathroom vanity and it is something I need to see in real life not just on a website as color and quality can look different up close. Places like Home Depot and Lowes only display a few and a search for "bathroom showroom" found contractor/decorator storefronts where the main purpose is to sell $20,000 bathroom makeovers rather than to display products. Are these things people typically buy mail order without having seen them or am I looking in the wrong place?
Help me figure out if we need a building permit. This is in Massachusetts. [more inside]
Swing arm shaving mirror that moves up and down as well as left and right? [more inside]
How do I get a new more comfortable bath? What is involved? How much would it likely cost, once I factor in labour and any other things it affects (in the UK)? I've never done this sort of thing before and haven't a clue. [more inside]
What can I do when it hurts to do number two? [more inside]
I'm searching for some tiles for a bathroom renovation, and having trouble finding a specific look... [more inside]
Why do people snoop in other people's medicine cabinets? [more inside]
Public speaking and bathrooms. How do you make it work? [more inside]
What's the best way to get the calcium deposit ring off my toilet bowl? [more inside]
What do you wish you'd known before embarking on your bathroom remodel? What should I know before I do? [more inside]
Is there a legitimate, non-slang word for the need to go to the bathroom? By that I mean a singular adjective, i.e. "nauseous," but for, well, pooping. Attempts to Google yield only annoying links to Urban Dictionary, etc.
PlumbingFilter: My google-fu is failing me and need help finding directions on fixing our bathroom sink faucet. It only leaks when it's turned on and not from around the handles. Most of the internet directions are for fixing faucets that drip all the time or stopping a leak around the fixture handles when it's turned on. Maybe my problem is like one of these two, but the symptoms are completely different and I'm not a plumber. [more inside]
Little known facts about men [more inside]
How to best soundproof an existing downstairs 1/2 bath with hollow core door? [more inside]
Hello. A weird one: In my bathroom there's some mold. I clean it up once a while, but it's kinda there. Anyway, from time to time I can see some bugs running through it. Little bugs, coming out where there's running water, and disappearing, once the water's out. They're *tiny*. Real tiny. Smaller than an ant. Anyone has any idea what I'm talking about? Can anyone direct me to any information regarding these bugs? Thank you!
What cabinet would best fit this space? [more inside]
Little flies coming into the house through the pipes in the bathtub - how to get rid of them? [more inside]
Help me figure out how these scorpions are getting inside the bathroom light fixture. [more inside]
At what point in history did men and women get their 'bathroom rules'? Specifically, I'm wondering why men have public urinating and women have their own stalls always. What determined this? [more inside]
Adding a bathroom to an old house from scratch? [more inside]
What was the name of this short art film about a guy getting trapped in a bathroom? [more inside]
I'm in the midst of a bathroom remodel and about to insulate and close up the walls. I'm a little confused on the best way to insulate the exterior walls of my 80-year old house. A diagram of the existing wall can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctracey/3538183459/ I've checked a lot of online resources and books, but few of them deal with a wall construction such as this. [more inside]
Gday, Can anyone recommend a company to do a bathroom renovation in the inner west of Sydney? Or any hints and tips on picking a company, costs etc? Convenience, time and cost are all (naturally) important. Thanks!
Are guests rightfully exempt from lowering the toilet lid? [more inside]
Bathroom DIY Filter: Do we need to use cement board (backer board) for the walls around the bathtub/shower that we're going to retile? [more inside]
Can I lay tile over (real) linoleum? Maybe I should prime the existing floor first? [more inside]
I've always wondered which toilet is used the least and which one is used the most in a public restroom, especially a women's restroom that contains only stalls. [more inside]
Why do public bathrooms in France commonly not have toilet seats on their toilets?
How do I shave without a sink? [more inside]
How do I tell my SO that he smells bad? [more inside]
Bathroom plumbing (or at least sealing) question. [more inside]