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Dual-Flush Toilet Duel – Caroma vs Pegasus

Dual-Flush Toilet Duel - Caroma vs Pegasus

Several years ago we replaced our two old water-guzzling toilets and installed water-saving, dual-flush toilets. You’re thinking, a toilet’s a toilet right? Well sort of. They may look about the same, but performance can be dramatically different from one style or manufacturer to the next. Why replace working toilets? We really didn’t have to think […]

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Stonehaven Washstand Vanity – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Washstand Vanity - Woodworking Plans

This 40” x 24” pine vanity has the look and charm of an old-fashioned washstand that would have had held a ceramic water pitcher and a washbowl for cleaning up in the pre-plumbing days. It features six functional slab drawers and a recessed panel door, inset in a narrow pine face frame. The exposed “ladder […]

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Bonus Bathtub Shelf

Bonus Bathtub Shelf

When we renovated our bathroom recently, it included moving the tub to increase the headroom under a sloped ceiling. Since were we using the same length of bathtub, we had to deal with the space left at the end of the tub. Rather than just fill the whole thing in, we decided to use the […]

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MDF Baseboard Radiator Cover

MDF Baseboard Radiator Cover

This project idea is the result of a recent bathroom reno. The old steel shroud on our baseboard radiator had to come off to get the plaster, lath and wood shavings out of the wall behind it. If you’ve taken one of these out before, you know it involves cutting things apart. Damage aside, it […]

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Plumbing Access Camouflage

Plumbing Access Camouflage

I needed to provide access to the bathtub "wet wall" plumbing during a recent renovation. It had to be located in a highly visible place – right beside the flush where it was subject to close scrutiny. Since we planned to add bead board panelling to the lower part of the wall, I figured I’d […]

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Do I Need “Ditra” Under Floor Tiles?

Do I Need "Ditra" Under Floor Tiles?

I just read a discussion thread on the Canadian Woodworking forum where the question asked was: "Ditra for kitchen flooring – Is it worth it?” I discovered this product last year while researching methods for laying a ceramic tile floor for an upstairs bathroom renovation in our old farmhouse.   What the heck is Ditra? […]

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Tiling a sloped shower wall

Tiling a sloped shower wall

Last year we boldly took the plunge into a long overdue bathroom renovation. This included moving the tub 6" away from the sloped wall, and replacing the 60’s era tileboard shower surround with 6"x 6”ceramic tiles, edged with 2" bullnose border tiles. While tiling a shower was uncharted airspace for me, I had full confidence […]

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