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Bathroom cleaning hacks for older homes?

I thought I knew how to clean bathrooms? But my new bathroom is a dust-sink, hair-trap, and I can never seem to get the porous white sink, tub, and toilet to appear clean, despite frequent cleaning. Looking for practical hacks or product recommendations from people who have similar vintage or antique bathrooms. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Apr 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me construct a levee between the Shower Zone and the Toilet Zone

I am renting an apartment with what I consider to be a relatively simple bathroom. While the walls and floor are tiled, there is no barrier separating the shower from the sink and toilet. Apparently the correct terminology for this is a "wetroom". And it does get very wet. I would like to be able to go to the toilet without wading through a wet toilet floor, so I need to jimmy up a simple, effective, hygienic solution. [more inside]
posted by Aiwen on Feb 28, 2014 - 23 answers

What I should know about adding a shower to a half-bath in NYC?

I live in a 1.5 bath NYC condo. The half-bath is large enough to accommodate installation of a small shower stall, without requiring relocation of the existing sink and toilet. I've received approval from the building's board to begin this process and the owner of the vacant commercial space below me will allow access for the simple drain installation but, before I retain an architect ($$), I would appreciate input, in general, on what I can expect from the city permit process (permits required, cost, time) and advance notice of any other issues I should be aware of before embarking on this road? Thank you.
posted by mbx on Jan 9, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me kludge a shower

My wife and I are buying an old house in which the bathroom just has a tub, not a shower. We'd like to redo the bathroom and put in a proper shower before too long, but in the meantime we'd like to set up an all-around shower curtain and rig up a shower as inexpensively as possible. [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Oct 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Oh sticky, sticky, oh naughty, sneaky.

I want to attach a suction-cup soap dish in the shower. Suction cups don't work on my tiled bathroom walls. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Why does my bathroom sink smell?

My bathroom sink smells after I take a hot shower, any ideas why? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 6, 2013 - 4 answers

Stinky shower drain! I tried bleach/hotwater method, but is it time to call the plumber?

Stinky shower drain! I tried bleach/hotwater method, but is it time to call the plumber? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Nov 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Using wood for a shower floor

I am having my bathroom professionally remodeled and I am strongly considering having the shower floor made out of wood (most likely Teak or Ipe), resting over conventional concrete drainage. Any experience, advice or vendor referrals from people who have done this or from professionals would be appreciated. I'm particularly concerned with the ongoing maintenance and durability compared to traditional pebble or tile shower flooring. Is it worth the elegance and tactile comfort enhancements? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Nov 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Help us keep the water in the tub

Need your experiences with bathtub door/screen that doesn't cover the width of the tub. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Oct 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Hot air heater for a cold damp bathroom?

Can anyone recommend a sub $100 heater for a bathroom? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Water water everywhere.

Why is my bathroom "sweating" after a shower? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Jul 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Nobody likes soggy toilet paper

The entire bathroom gets completely soaked from the steam/spray every time I take a shower. What kind of showerhead should I get to prevent this? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on Apr 14, 2012 - 16 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actually, it's not really about the peep show.

What can I do with the windows in our showers, other than giving our neighbors a show? [more inside]
posted by rebeccabeagle on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I get industrial strength hydrogen peroxide in Toronto?

Where can I get industrial strength hydrogen peroxide in Toronto (and is that what I need)? [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Sep 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Where to place glasses in bathroom?

Where do you place your glasses when taking a shower? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Aug 13, 2010 - 39 answers

Something is rotten in my state (not Denmark).

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]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Oct 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Shower causing bad smell

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?
posted by Cucurbit on Sep 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Help Me Fix My Soap Dish

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]
posted by Smarson on Sep 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Form, yay! Function, boo!

Our new place has a Clawfoot bathtub and Im having trouble adjusting to the clawfoot-lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Jun 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Assume that I don't want to make gin

Bathroom remodel question: does one really need a bathtub? [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Jun 16, 2008 - 51 answers

Seen any pretty shower curtains?

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?)
posted by lester the unlikely on Jun 2, 2008 - 22 answers

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower?

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 30, 2008 - 12 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

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

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

How do I remove rust stains from marble tile?

I need an effective (and safe) way to remove rust stains from marble tile. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jun 23, 2005 - 2 answers

draft at the bottom of the shower curtain

Why does the shower curtain act like there's a draft at the bottom of it when I take a hot shower? I don't feel a breeze down there. This has always made me feel vaguely uneasy--cue Psycho music--and it's time to get an answer.
posted by WolfDaddy on Sep 21, 2004 - 12 answers

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