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Can you get rid of the stink in your pipes?

Mystery Sulphuric Pong [more inside]
posted by HerOdyssey on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

What's Taking So Long in There?

What do people do in public bathrooms (besides the obvious) that takes so long? Why am I quicker at it? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Feb 1, 2008 - 44 answers

Refurb decor advice..

Modern/contemporary bathroom refurb ideas? [more inside]
posted by bakertim on Jan 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Why aren't public restrooms cleaned better?

Why aren't public restrooms cleaned better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 - 20 answers

Builders to renovate a flat in central London?

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]
posted by sueinnyc on Nov 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Outstanding online furniture stores for medium to high end furnishings?

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!
posted by Bob Dobbs on Nov 16, 2007 - 21 answers

Getting rid of fungshrooms.

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]
posted by DrSkrud on Nov 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Lost five pounds and spend the day unclogging it.

Why dont they make a "garbage disposal" for my shower drain as well as my toilet? Or do they? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Oct 16, 2007 - 25 answers

Ants in the bathroom!

Ants in the bathroom! [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me find this tile for a bathroom!

Help me find this color and style of tile for a bathroom! [more inside]
posted by adi on Oct 5, 2007 - 13 answers

I'm tiling without a clue. God help me.

Tiling emergency: I have no idea how to glue this specialty tile on my shower wall [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Bathroom breaks

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]
posted by Arch1 on Sep 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Are bathroom hand dryers really unsanitary?

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.
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Why would room temperature water be coming out of the faucet when I turn on the cold water tap?

When I turn the cold water tap, the faucets in my upstairs bathroom are putting out room temperature water. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Aug 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Mystery sink

Why would a sink in a public bathroom which had an automatic water sensor suddenly turn on even though there was no one nearby? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Aug 16, 2007 - 9 answers

I need to figure out how to clean off this grout mess!

I am regrouting my basement bathroom tile, and as I look down at the sandy mess at my feet, I am wondering how to clean it! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Aug 1, 2007 - 8 answers

How to clean up after a shedding ape?

I'm a pretty hairy guy all over -- and I've got long hair on my head to boot. The problem is that I shed, from pretty much everywhere -- but luckily not so much from the head. How can I be a good roommate and clean up after myself in the bathroom? [more inside]
posted by DrSkrud on Jul 31, 2007 - 13 answers

DIY Shower Curtain??

I'm going to do what seems to me to be a rather weird craft/decorating project, and I'm not 100% sure how to not screw it up. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jul 8, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet?

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 7, 2007 - 8 answers

I am the hand of god...

Should I move a lizard found in my bathroom to the outside world? [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Jun 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Why do cats follow you into the bathroom?

Why do cats follow you into the bathroom? [more inside]
posted by bdun01 on Jun 7, 2007 - 53 answers

Where to find cool bathroom vanity?

I've run out of money on our house remodel and still need to do a downstairs bathroom. Any suggestions for finding some affordable, modern-looking bathroom sink/vanity combos online -- like this unit from Ikea? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Why/how did metal bathroom fixtures "sting" me?

Why/how did metal bathroom fixtures "sting" me? [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly on May 28, 2007 - 12 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Gnome sweet gnome

Casting a wide net here hoping the mefites can help...I'm looking for two shower curtains. Both vinyl- one that looks like is has grass printed on it and the other being clear with silly lawn gnomes. Ever seen these on your internet surfs? I have been looking, but haven't seen them anywhere... Any links to fun bathroom decor sites appreciated!
posted by MayNicholas on May 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Piss or move down the trough?

A question of men's restroom trough etiquette: Do I shuffle down or stay put? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 27, 2007 - 40 answers

...to a deluxe apartment in the skyeyeye.

I'm 18 and I had to move out of my parents house. I'm in an apartment in Jersey City. I don't have cockroaches, there aren't any leaks, its a really great apartment and these are all small things that I've been dealing with the last few months. [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Apr 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Is it cool to pee in prospective houses?

Real estate pee etiquettefilter: Is it kosher to use the bathroom in a house that you're viewing for purposes of buying? Does it make a difference if the house is vacant or still occupied? [more inside]
posted by saladpants on Apr 12, 2007 - 27 answers

Wood and water don't mix?

We've got a wooden shelf in the bathroom in our (rented) apartment. We've been here two years now and it's gone very pale, and is stained a funny colour where water has landed on it. What should we do to return it to its former glory? (pretty much cleaning/DIY noobs, to be honest...)
posted by ascullion on Apr 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me find the Hualapai Skywalk Bridge of bathroom sinks...

RemodelingFilter: What's the name for the not-so-common style of bathroom sink in which (1) the back half of the bowl fits firmly within the vanity/countertop like a normal top-mount sink, but (2) the rounded front half of the bowl juts out several inches from the vanity, overhanging similar to the front edge of a pedestal sink? [more inside]
posted by skyboy on Apr 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Is my neighbor's second bathroom going to make my building crumble?

What are the risks associated with adding a second bathroom to an old apartment building not necessarily "wired" for the task? [more inside]
posted by waterbottle on Apr 6, 2007 - 11 answers

How could I make the same (cleaning) mistake twice?

How do I get rid of the brown stain that bleach left on my old porcelain tub? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Mar 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Pimp my w/c!

need storage solutions for a small bathroom. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Mar 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Bathroom renovations!

How do I remove a recessed toilet paper holder? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Oh to not have to jockey for time to brush my teeth.

Older house thread: Most older houses have one tiny little bathroom and no real closets to speak of. Help me figure out how to rectify that! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 14, 2007 - 11 answers

The Phantom Bathroom: Is my contractor screwing me over?

I'm renovating my Manhattan apartment -- it's in a pre-war building -- and my contractor recently told me that he needed to charge $5000 extra to fix "something they found" after tearing out the drywall in my bathroom. Is this sort of thing normal, i.e., do pre-war bathrooms tend to have undiscovered problems, or am I getting screwed?
posted by waterbottle on Jan 4, 2007 - 20 answers

How to insulate an exposed pipe for safety but not heat loss?

An exposed pipe runs from floor to ceiling in my bathroom. What can I wrap around this extremely hot pipe so that it remains a source of heat but isn't a threat to bare skin? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Nov 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Do I have to deal with this water leak?

What constitutes normal water damage/leakage in an old house? Is there a way to convince my otherwise very responsive landlord that my flooded bedroom is not, in fact, normal? [more inside]
posted by timory on Nov 24, 2006 - 14 answers

Odd bathroom condensation/ectoplasm stains.

In colder weather, while taking a shower, water eventually condenses on our bathroom walls (even with the exhaust fan on). The odd thing, which I cannot figure out, is that a faint yellowish substance appears from nowhere and runs down the wall. I wouldn't notice this on the semi-gloss lavender paint, but it pools on the white wainscotting below. It's an old house but was painted a few years ago and the paint seems clean on the surface. I've wiped down the walls, but it doesn't seem to help. What is the yellow stuff? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Nov 7, 2006 - 25 answers

Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio?

Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 16, 2006 - 5 answers

My bathroom light and fan turn off and on at the same time. :(

I have a single switch light plate in the bathroom that controls the lights and fan at the same time; one flip of the switch turns both on and off at the same time. You can't control them independently. I'd like to be able to. How? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Environmenally friendly bathroom cleaning products?

Are there environmentally friendly ways of cleaning the bathroom, especially to remove mildew from the grout around the shower? [more inside]
posted by occhiblu on Jun 27, 2006 - 20 answers

My Cat, The Poop Coach

My husband and I have a kinda old, kinda ornery cat with a meow not unlike a gameshow buzzer. She’s something along the lines of 14 or 15 years old and even as a kitten was never particularly cuddly. Most of the time she wants to be left alone to catch a beam to warm her arthritic bones. There are however, certain times of the day when she demands attention. [more inside]
posted by verveonica on Jun 21, 2006 - 33 answers

Help me find a Batman shower curtain...

Help me find a Batman shower curtain... [more inside]
posted by joshjs on Jun 20, 2006 - 9 answers

It is not fun trying to find a home for 10 tonnes of tile.

Where could I sell vintage bathroom fixtures and tile? [more inside]
posted by Loto on May 13, 2006 - 6 answers

Simple Bathroom Repair

Where can I find good instructions for free and online on how to "choke" a bath tub? More specifically, rechoke actually. [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Mar 25, 2006 - 3 answers

Please tell me this is a decor faux pas?

Is putting photographs of yourself on your bathroom wall strange? [more inside]
posted by jamesonandwater on Mar 18, 2006 - 42 answers

Restroom restrictions

A cafe on Geary St. in San Francisco enforces a $3.00 minimum purchase for bathroom use. Is this draconian policy against the law? What about in other cities -- is it illegal to refuse bathroom access to those who merely purchase $1.00 java? If so, what legal relief is possible?
posted by inksyndicate on Mar 10, 2006 - 45 answers

Bathroom Remodeling: What is the best order for tub/tile/sink?

Bathroom remodeling - which comes first? Tile, toilet, floor tile, sink, tub? Also we have a non-standard sized tub area (damn do-it-yourselfers built this house). [more inside]
posted by mojabunni on Jan 26, 2006 - 8 answers

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