Sunday, August 05, 2018

Bathroom finis

BAD is on her way from Greenland to Canada.

R's bathroom. The old screen, which had a brace across to the tiles.


The new screen, fixed, although I am not sure why it stays in place. While the difference in the photos may not look huge, it does make a big difference.  It is not really seen until the door is closed.


My old shower screen, noisy to open and close and the handle kept falling off.


Oh, the hot Middle Eastern slim lad tradesman has left the room. What will be return with?


With this. It makes a dramatic difference in my ensuite. The shower and the whole room look larger. The door opens in or out. I open it out. It has a little channel at the bottom of the glass that runs the dripping water back into the shower so that it doesn't drip on the floor when opened.


It was fairly painless. We had to dispose of the old screens, so we folded down the back seats in the car, once we worked out how to do it. Duh, there are two knobs to pull in the boot to release the seat backs at the same time as pushing the seat backs forward. How can I do that short of getting into the boot? I poked the seat back forward with a conveniently located umbrella.  Mine wasn't too heavy as it was in three pieces, plus the framing. R's was with the swinging part and gosh that was heavy. I had no idea of the weight of glass used in these old shower screens. It was four trips up and down in the lift. We took them to the waste transfer station, along with some e waste. The separate metal parts went to be recycled and I guess the old screens will go into landfill. Pity.

21 comments:

  1. YAY for completed renovations. And particularly bathroom and kitchen renovations.

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    1. EC, they are the hardest and most disruptive, although with two bathrooms and only one kitchen, the kitchen was worse.

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  2. You'll be spending all your spare time in the showers now until the novelty wears off!!! :)

    My neighbours from up at the end of this lane are presently tripping around areas where BAD is. They only left during this past week, though.

    Have yourself a great week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, my tiny ensuite is my refuge from life. It is where I think while I sit or stand for an excessively long shower when I don't have to go to work. Without distractions. You can join the cruise at many points. BAD is on the Sea Princess and soon to arrive in Canada. There is another story there. I will get to it.

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  3. I bet you are not missing those sliding doors. Nicely done Andrew!

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    1. Not at all, CM. It has all cost of lot of money. High rise apartment dwellers pay premium prices for renovations, but what can you do. We are happy with the result and who cares if there is a bit less for nieces and nephews.

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  4. I used to think an ensuite was a wasteful extravagance for the wealthy. Now the facility seems almost essential :)

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    1. Hels, our Balaclava house, where we lived before at least only had one bathroom, and we were quite used to two bathrooms and two toilets. It was hard at times with just the one bathroom. I love our set up here. My ensuite is my private space.

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  5. They certainly are heavy especially when the middle one falls and pins one in the shower. What I want is a wet room, plenty of showers, overhead, hand held, one with a brush for cleaning feet and a seat. A vanity basin on top, more room in the cupboard and shelves, the height and width of the largest bottle so nothing gets lost at the back. Lend me the money Cameraface and I'll let you go to Bunnings to pick everything out. And tiles, palest pearl pink combined with pearl and I apologize in advance for the funny looks you'll get.

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    1. Jah Teh, the closest we have come was in Dubai hotel room, where there was a selection of shower jets from different directions. It had a glass wall to the rest of room, that I immediately shut the sliding doors on. You do not need more storage space for anything. You need to reduce. Pearl pink looks quite lovely on fingernails.

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  6. Very nice Andrew. I'd like what JahTeh has suggested, but with the addition of a tub, I do miss having a long hot soak to ease the muscles. And not in pearly pink, I'd like a pearly aqua with darker teal accents please.

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    1. River, while we rarely use the bath, it is quite wonderful to have a long hot soak, and keep adding hot water to keep it hot. Your colour order has been noted, but I have lent Mother $180 over the years, which she has not repaid, so I am very cautious about lending money.

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  7. Looks great. I've been nagging Nathan to get his plumber friend to recommend someone who can come and fix some stuff in our bathroom. Still waiting. Sigh.

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    1. Ad Rad, turn you back to him in bed and cry. You won't fix our bathroom.

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  8. Looks fab Andrew, it's amazing the difference a new shower screen makes, I loved it when we had ours changed. So what's next?

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    1. Thanks Grace. Maybe repainting is the next job but I am not sure we are up to it.

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    2. Of course you are, you will surprise yourselves ✨

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  9. Those new screens are very nice, make quite a difference, so shiny and clean looking.

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    1. Strayer, I meant to put it in the post, but the glass is coated with something called Nano Clean, which means they only need wiping down if they are dirty and they certainly don't get the soap scum build up that the old ones did.

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  10. It looks wonderful! Of course, both doors would have gone into our recycle room, for anyone wanting to use them. I think New Hampshire-ites are thrifty that way. Seems I drive around and see old windows on the roadside for "FREE".
    I am so glad we have a tub, though I'm a shower girl, because when we lost our hot water for a week, I boiled pots of water on the stove, and we were able to fill a tub for baths, until the hot water system was fixed.

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    1. Maribeth, I hate throwing things like that away, but there was really no alternative for us. In another house I once put a toilet pan out in a very small park and it was gone the next morning. Yes, your bath came in very useful during your time without heat. Lucky it wasn't winter.

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