Last Wednesday I was assaulted by a foul smell in my front (guest) bathroom. I have been trying to pinpoint the cause for several days. I'm about to go out of town and need advice on what to do, especially since I'm extremely broke and have tried all the usual methods of attack. Details inside... [more inside]
How do I get my landlord to deal with the mold in my bathroom without compromising my living situation? [more inside]
DIY Designers: I am looking for some unique ideas to quickly and cheaply re-do my bathroom floor. I'm interested in any funky, offbeat, or out of the ordinary patterns, colors, or materials.
An extremely foul smell (not a shit smell -- I can't place it) has been starting up in my bathroom a short time after the shower is turned on. It doesn't seem to be the water itself that smells, but I can't tell where the smell comes from. When the shower is off, the smell eventually clears and doesn't return until the shower is turned on again. Any idea what could be going on?
My lovely wife managed to rip out our soap dish from the shower wall. Pictures of it and her (not looking half as guilty as she should) after the break. [more inside]
My bathroom ceiling fell down today, only to reveal a huge water leak and an even nastier mould farm. Help! [more inside]
Should I take it personally if a female friend of mine locks the door whenever she uses my bathroom (and we're the only ones in my apt)? [more inside]
How can I get paint off a porcelain bathtub? [more inside]
What did the mildew remover leave in my tub? [more inside]
I want to buy a sink for my bathroom. The sink I want is an American Standard. The toilet I already bought is a Kohler. Both are listed as white, but I can't tell if the whites match. Any one know a good resource for checking this out? I could go to the Depot, but they don't have exactly the sink I'm looking for, so I will probably have to do a internet faith order.
Is the metal flap on Japanese and European TP dispensers (photo) an indication that they've resolved the seemingly endless debate one hears in America about which orientation of the toilet paper roll (over or under) is better, or correct?
How can I cheaply patch ceramic bathroom wall tiles which are coming off? [more inside]
Gatco shaving mirrors - good quality? [more inside]
Where can we buy round glass doorknobs? [more inside]
Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting] [more inside]
What's the best light bulb option these days? I need to replace the bulbs in my bathroom (9, 40 watt bulbs currently). Lights are typically on for about 20 minutes a day. Occasional they'll be on and off quickly. There are no windows. I want to be environmentally conscious, but price does factor in at some level. [more inside]
What is the best option for walk-in tub for elderly neighbor? [more inside]
AskMe, I need a new toilet! The one we have now just isn't cutting it, so to speak... [more inside]
Real Estate Filter! I'm thinking of doing a little addition to my house which would add bigger closets, create a bigger master bedroom and add another bathroom. I'm considering one feature which I can't decide whether it would be too weird or not... [more inside]
Our new place has a Clawfoot bathtub and Im having trouble adjusting to the clawfoot-lifestyle. [more inside]
Bathroom remodel question: does one really need a bathtub? [more inside]
Seen any pretty shower curtains? Bonus points for colorful, abstract designs. (Also, are there any tricks to keep mildew from savaging the part that drags against the tub?)
What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower? [more inside]
We just bought a house, and the bathroom fan currently vents into the attic. I know this isn't good, and I have done a bunch of googling, but I still have questions. Like: who should do the work -- a roofer, a handyman, someone else? Is it better to vent through the roof or through the wall, as our handyman suggests? Any other things I should know?
This question has to do with number 1 and number 2. So if you're not interested in reading about bathroom things skip this question. [more inside]
How can I fix a peeling soap dish in my tile? [more inside]
I'm doing my bathroom over with marble for the floor and tub/shower surround area. How do I trim that area around the tub/shower? [more inside]
I have about a week or so to find some of this carpet. Yep, it is that stuff that's everywhere. You probably even have 3 rolls of it under your house as we speak. It's almost safe to say, at some point, you really did have like 3 rolls of it - what did you do with them?!! Where should I inquire about getting a scrap of it?? (30cm/12inch -sq.) Demolition.. people? The dump? Is there like an Elephants Graveyard but for carpet?? Also.. I need a hand with repairing melamine/laminex?? ( Bathroom vanity and a cupboard). And (omg!) this blind ( /s)... [more inside]
Certain people in our office *have* to talk to me if we're in the bathroom at the same time. No, they can't come into my office before or after, they just have to talk to me while we're in the freaking bathroom. What's a good way to politely but firmly tell them "hey, let's talk shop outside of the bathroom, when I'm not holding my private bits!" I mean, I'm not the kind of guy that thinks it's gross or anything like that. But I think it's kind'a rude and a real imposition.
I'm looking for some way to find (or at least ask google) about an oddly-shaped ceramic tile I recently saw. [more inside]
Help me de-eighties my bathroom lights! [more inside]
The previous owners of my house obviously painted the bathroom ceiling with the wrong kind of paint. I now have extensive mold growth. Do I have any options, other than ripping the ceiling out and starting over? [more inside]
[ToiletMysteryFilter]Why would someone clog a public toilet with paper every day? [more inside]
VanityFilter: What color(s?) should I paint my two-part bathroom? [more inside]
2 part question: 1) We found a mushroom in the bathroom this morning. I crawled into the crawlspace and pulled down the insulation and the subflooring (?) is all wet. I know I need to call someone but is it a plumber, a handyman or a hazmat team? Everything I have read (including this) just say "call a professional". 2) Is this something which I should file a homeowners insurance claim on (AllState)? My wife thinks that doing that will just make our rates go up and eventually cause us to get blacklisted by the insurance company. I think that I have insurance for just such an occasion. And yes, I am totally freaked out and disgusted by this and worried that it explains why my son and I both wake up with headaches and congestion every morning.
Bathroom Renovation Filter: DIY vs. Contractor [more inside]
I recently watched BodyShock: Half Ton Man & BodyShock: Half Ton Mum. How do people of this size go to the bathroom? [more inside]
Mystery Sulphuric Pong [more inside]
What do people do in public bathrooms (besides the obvious) that takes so long? Why am I quicker at it? [more inside]
Modern/contemporary bathroom refurb ideas? [more inside]
Why aren't public restrooms cleaned better? [more inside]
After what has felt like months of waiting, it now looks as though I may very soon have a new flat (yay!) and need builders to carry out renovations in that flat. Although several friends of mine have made recommendations, I am having trouble finding recommended builders who work in (very) central London, WC1 to be precise. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Hi All, I just moved and have a new job that will, fortunately, give me the opportunity to purchase nice furniture for the first time in my life. I'm more into modern designs, but with a quality touch. If there is a manufacturer that makes super high quality, modern stuff that would be the ticket for me. Anyway, I'm looking for online stores to shop on. I'm looking for literally everything a typical two person home needs. We currently have no furniture save a recliner, so we need a lot! I'll admit I don't know the first thing about design, furniture history, etc. But I do want to learn. The ideal shops will offer quality and education. I'm not looking for IKEA or super cheap options. Basically, just give me some links of some kick ass online furniture and furnishing joints!
There's a mushroom growing from the grout under our bath tub. How do I effectively get rid of it (are there fungicides I can use?) and how can we prevent it from coming back? [more inside]
Why dont they make a "garbage disposal" for my shower drain as well as my toilet? Or do they? [more inside]
Ants in the bathroom! [more inside]
Help me find this color and style of tile for a bathroom! [more inside]
Tiling emergency: I have no idea how to glue this specialty tile on my shower wall [more inside]
Remodeling bathroom, and looking all over the web. Question: any tips for searching, sites that I should check out? And are the tubs and vanities listed on Costco online good or crap? All help appreciated, hivers. [more inside]
Are bathroom hand dryers REALLY unsanitary? A co-worker claims she doesn't use them because they blow contaminated air on your hands. I'm not finding a lot of evidence online. I'm specifically interested in scientific proof or a scientific argument either way.