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RE: attractive but quiet bathroom fans? (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: jm_seattle on 06.28.2010 at 12:40 am in Bathrooms Forum

My suggestion is to buy the quietest fan possible, then ditch their cheesy plastic cover and use an antique style register cover instead. I found this idea in some house book years ago, and remembered it. It worked out well for us- we love it and get many comments on it:

bathroom fan cover traditional bathroom

As for the noise, I agree. In an older bathroom remodel, I did the research and ended up with some Broan model (the quietest I could find at the time). For the one pictured above, we trusted our contractor and went with his "quietest" model, which was a Panasonic something or other. But it's not quite as quiet as our old one, so I wish I would've done the research again.


Yep - this is exactly what I want!
clipped on: 10.31.2011 at 01:15 am    last updated on: 10.31.2011 at 01:15 am

RE: To heat or not to heat the floor? Help me answer the questio (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: staceyneil on 05.02.2011 at 09:22 am in Bathrooms Forum

I've heard that the most common failure is the temperature sensor that tells the thermostat how hot to make the floor. To that end, we installed TWO sensors, and just left the tiny wires of the second one un-attached in the junction box. If the first one fails, we have a backup.


Don't forget to insist that John install two sensors!
clipped on: 10.30.2011 at 07:18 pm    last updated on: 10.30.2011 at 07:19 pm

RE: Is it a mistake to NOT do recesses in tiled shower? (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: staceyneil on 03.01.2011 at 03:35 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Tall niches rule!

I measured shampoo bottles, etc and made a lower space for razor, soap, and the three taller spaces are PLENTY big snough -even for teenage DD's myriad hair products :)


Like this tall one - lower one good size at one and a half subway high.
clipped on: 10.30.2011 at 12:26 pm    last updated on: 10.30.2011 at 12:28 pm

RE: Pic of Hex Tile niche in Subway Tile shower (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: yillimuh on 04.24.2011 at 03:32 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I have a slate subway tiled shower with 2" honed carrara marble hex tiles. It doesn't sound like the one you are talking about, but here it is, if it helps at all:


Hex niche - try and have it fit evenly with subway tile. What about line tile?
clipped on: 10.30.2011 at 12:23 pm    last updated on: 10.30.2011 at 12:24 pm

RE: Help with tricky small bathroom layout? (Long) (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: writersblock on 08.01.2011 at 03:22 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Here you go. It would help a lot if you post that drawing.

Here is a link that might be useful: how to post pictures


Site instructions on how to post pictures -- hope I get to that stage soon!
clipped on: 08.01.2011 at 05:40 pm    last updated on: 08.01.2011 at 05:41 pm

RE: Need advice for Octagon and Dot tile grout! (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 07.25.2011 at 09:01 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I did my bath over in a early deco style, I also dealt with warm-toned woodwork. One sample pic from my album, linked below:
My wall grout's delorean gray, floor grout I custom mixed by adding black to the delorean.


Here is a link that might be useful: Bathroom pics


1/2" liner right below chair rail. Don't center liner so chair rail can be centered over last subway row.
clipped on: 07.27.2011 at 01:50 pm    last updated on: 07.27.2011 at 01:52 pm

RE: handshower hoses (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: gbsim on 05.10.2011 at 07:10 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Before the plumber did his final "thing" my husband and I got in the shower space with the handshower and hose. First we determined where we wanted the handshower bar in relation to the main head. Our bar swivels and so this height lets the handshower swivel over under the main head without interfering and yet was still high enough for me to stand under. (they can't run at the same time).
Then one of us held the handshower where it would usually be when it was on on the bar and the other one slid the supply elbow (attached to the hose) around on the wall). We found if we went up too high or too close to the bar then the hose sort of jutted out into the shower.
For us this was the perfect set up:Photobucket


clipped on: 07.25.2011 at 10:49 pm    last updated on: 07.25.2011 at 10:49 pm