Seamless Bathroom Design

We all wish we could afford to buy our dream home immediately, but this isn't always the case. Sometimes you have to start off by buying a home that needs some TLC, and the bathroom is going to be top of the list for a renovation.

 

Kohler launches ModernLife™ Collection

Kohler has created a superior blend of comfort and convenience in their new ModernLife™ bathroom range. Every aspect of the contemporary design has been crafted with the aim of achieving ultimate hygiene. It is designed for cleanliness, comfort, and convenience.

 

Classic Black & White Bathrooms

Black and white is a classic colour combination for any room, but definitely for a bathroom. Combine glossy white tiles and walls with matt or satin black features and accessories for a look that is timeless, sophisticated and classic.

 

Easy ways to add style to a bathroom

We put together a selection of ways to add style to any bathroom - in a weekend - and that won't cost a fortune.

 

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Geberit Bathroom Collection

Geberit Southern Africa, are proud to announce the launch of a brand new product range called Geberit Bathroom Collection.

 

Luxurious copper, brass, cast iron and mosaic baths

This range of copper, cast iron, and mosaic baths transform any bathroom into a luxurious hotel-worthy space.

 

Child-friendly bathroom

Designing and decorating a child-friendly bathroom can be challenging for a number of reasons, least of all the fact that it can quickly be outgrown if it is too whimsical.

 

Plants suitable for a bathroom

Use plants to freshen up a bathroom. There are plant varieties that will be more at home in a bathroom since lighting, humidity and temperature play a large part on which plants are best for a bathroom.

 

Bathroom remodel: DIY or hire a Pro?

Whether it’s installing a spa bath, adding a steam shower, or simply increasing the size by changing the layout of an existing bathroom, while the DIY route will save you money, some projects are best left to the professionals.

 

 

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Install his and hers vanity basins

I am slowly going from room to room doing small improvement projects and this week was modernising the main bathroom. At the moment it has a dusky blue bathtub, toilet and pedestal sink and it's time for the pedestal sink to make way for my new bathroom vanity.

 

 

Bathroom goes from drab to absolutely fab!

This amazing bathroom renovation takes a drab bathroom stuck in the eighties and transforms it into a fabulous space kitted out with all the mod cons and a dash of rustic style. When you see the 'before' and 'after' you will definitely want to rip out your bathroom! 

 

 

Makeover ideas for bathroom in rental home

Even though you are renting your place, there are more than a few cosmetic changes that can be done to improve living conditions. We have also included plenty of bathroom before and after pictures to provide you with ideas and inspiration.

 

 

Keep your bathroom warm and cosy

The bathroom can become a chilly place in the morning and evenings during winter. If you want to add some heat to your bathroom there are a couple of options you may want to consider. 

 

 

Restore a claw foot bathtub

If you love the romantic style of a claw foot bathtub and are lucky enough to find one at a salvage yard you will need to restore or paint the bathtub before installation. In this article we provide some tips on painting a rusty claw foot bathtub.

 

 

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Choosing the right tile adhesive and additive

When taking on a tiling project you want to ensure a successful result, so it's important to know what products are available and how to use these in your next  tiling project.

 

 

Smart investments for kitchens and bathrooms

Styles may come and go but kitchen and bathrooms will also continue to plan an important role in any home. In a newly built home the homeowners will design a kitchen that meets their immediate needs, but in an older home it's nice to know that improvements can be done to keep up with modern trends.

 

Wall and floor tiles with wood-like finish

I will soon be featuring a project where I removed the carpets in my bedroom and dressing room and replaced them with tiles imprinted with a wood grain finish. The original carpet was old and grubby and the new tiles make a huge difference to the bedroom.

 

 

Add decorative cornice to bathroom

I have a double-storey house that has a concrete slab that forms the ceiling in all the downstairs rooms, including the bathroom. In the bathroom they never bothered to fit a cornice around the top of the wall and it always looked unfinished.

 

 

Bathrooms go from dated to dreamy

Most of the bathroom renovations you see below involve nothing more than a coat or two of paint. These bathroom revamps show what can be done on a moderate budget if you shop wisely.

 

 

Guest bathroom with coastal charm

An ugly guest loo is transformed into a coastal guest toilet with some MDF, a couple of coats of paint and a few accessories. Give yourself a weekend to take this project from start to finish and you will be rewarding with a guest toilet or separate loo that you and your guests will enjoy.

 

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Up your showering experience

It's a fact that showering uses substantially less water than bathing - but not every home is fitted with a shower cubicle. You could easily convert a standard bathtub to a shower simply by adding a shower curtain and fitting a shower extension onto your existing taps.

 

 

Adding painted stripes to a bathroom

Here on Home-Dzine we have previously looked at adding stripes to a bathroom, not only to dress up a boring or plain bathroom, but also to visually increase the size. Painted horizontal stripes fool the eye into thinking that a small bathroom is larger than it is.

 

 

Can I paint the tiles in my shower?

I often get asked the question "Can I paint the tiles in my shower?" and the answer is no, at least not at this stage. While Plascon Tile Primer and Plascon Velvaglo can be used to paint tiles on walls in a bathroom, it isn't recommended for painting tiles in a shower.

 

 

DIY weekend bathroom project

As living spaces generally becoming more compact, there is a need to get more organised. This weekend, create a bathroom that offers you a haven of relaxation. Get organised and rid the bathroom of clutter to truly transform it into a tranquil space where you can daydream.

 

 

Add stripes to finish off a bathroom

In many bathrooms, tiles are only installed in a single layer around the top of the bathtub, and as a splashback for the hand basin. While this idea is perfect for protecting walls from moisture, it leaves a bathroom looking unfinished.

 

 

Install a new shower head

Replacing your old shower head with a modern shower head doesn't take more than 30 minutes tops. With a few basic hand tools you can enjoy an entirely new showering experience, and probably save water while you do! 

 

 

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Give your bathroom a 2-day makeover

If you have reached the stage where you want to rip out the whole bathroom and start all over again but your budget doesn't allow for this, there are a few easy and affordable ways to give your bathroom a new look.

 

 

Modernise a dated bathroom

With just a bit of creativity and imagination, any bathroom can be given an update to bring it into the 21st century. This long, narrow bathroom was old fashioned but the homeowners didn't know what to do to update and refresh the room.

 

 

Burlap wall panels for a bathroom

Burlap is an inexpensive fabric and, if used in the right way, can add an earthy texture to a bathroom. It's also very economical when compared to a custom wall treatment, wallpaper or tiles.

 

 

Make your own bathroom furniture

After 20 years of living in the same house I'm tired and want something new. Here's what I would like to do to makeover the bathroom, and most of these ideas are definitely do-able DIY projects.

 

 

Stop mildew and mould with Rubson Stop Humidity

Rubson Stop Humidity unit uses refill tabs that absorb all the moisture from a room and it's amazing how fast this little device gets to work at doing just that. Rubson have now re-launched the product with a modern design that you can use in any room in a home.

 

 

Dated bathroom becomes a modern wet room

This bathroom remodel shows that you can renovate or remodel and existing bathroom into a beautiful bathroom that meets your personal needs. In this home the original bathroom was kitted out with wood panelling, dated fixtures and patterned wallpaper...

 

 

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Cosmetic changes make a big difference

Here's how to give a bathroom a makeover that won't break the bank and you can do with basic DIY skills. Tackle this bathroom makeover project in a weekend with a few cosmetic changes here and there.

 

 

Bathroom goes from dated to glam

Savvy house hunters know that buying the right home often means looking past the seller’s decor choices and seeing potential. These home buyers fell in love with the house they bought, despite the master bath requiring a serious update.

 

 

Add a shower spray to your toilet

You may be thinking that this would be an odd thing to do... unless you have a new baby in the family. If you use cotton nappies instead of disposable diapers, adding a shower to the toilet is a great idea...!

 

 

Remove and replace grubby grout

If you have tiled floors or walls, particularly lighter coloured tiles, you will probably notice that the grout is looking grubby. While using a grout pen is a quick fix, there are other options for restoring tile grout for fresh looking tiles and rooms.

 

 

Refresh bathroom in rented flat or apartment

This feature is specifically for those renting a flat, apartment, townhouse or house where the landlord puts in minimal repairs and you have to put up with a bathroom that's dingy and uninspiring. On a small budget, and with a bit of effort, you can transform an ugly bathroom into a relaxing haven, and here's how...

 

Weekend bathroom makeover

If you need to give a dull, boring guest bathroom a makeover, here's how to do it yourself in a weekend - and on a tight budget. This small bathroom was given a weekend makeover for under R1000, and the end result was well worth it...!

 

 

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Convert to a bath-shower combination

You only have to page through magazines, and even Home-Dzine, to see gorgeous bathrooms that are bigger than most homes. Let's be honest, who really has a bathroom that size? Most homes have a reasonably large en suite bathroom and a second bathroom that you have to squeeze into.

 

Paint over bathroom tiles

Contrary to popular belief, bathroom makeovers will not break the bank. Painting over old and dated ceramic tiles will immediately transform a bathroom. But do it right if you want lasting results.

 

 

Do I have to tile bathroom walls?

These days it isn't essential that you tile bathroom walls from floor to ceiling. I recently featured on article on natural wall finishes, which is one alternative to tiled walls, but simply painting walls and adding a bit of trim or moulding is another alternative, and an affordable one at that.

 

 

Hide or disguise a pedestal sink

Pedestal sinks were extremely popular during the seventies and eighties, and are still installed in many off-plan homes and townhouse developments. There's nothing wrong with a pedestal sink other than the fact that they aren't very trendy. So, if you want to hide or disguise your pedestal sink, read on...

 

DIY or call in the pros...?

Even if you have never tackled DIY projects before, there are some projects you can easily do yourself and others that call for more experienced hands. While you can save a lot of money by doing some projects yourself, if you get in over your head, you may end up spending more time and money than you thought to hire someone else to straighten things out.

 

Cracks in Betta Sanitary ware toilet

Over two weeks ago I got in touch with the guys at Betta Sanitwaryware to tell them that my toilet was starting to crack all over. There are hairline cracks appearing over almost the entire toilet - both on the inside and outside.

 

 

Consider concrete finishes for a bathroom

You automatically think of concrete as grey and boring, but a concrete bathroom vanity - or kitchen countertop - can be manufactured in a wide range of colours, finishes and designs.

 

 

Planning a new bathroom

Before you start arranging for the professionals to come in with quotations, there is one very important item that needs to be done... A bathroom plan. A carefully thought out plan will save you time and stress in the short term, and money in the long term.

 

 

Solution for planning a small bathroom reno

In a small bathroom there are various materials that can be used to create the illusion of space. Incorporate these when planning a new bathroom, or doing a renovation.

 

 

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10 affordable ways to refresh a bathroom

If your bathroom is looking weary, give it a fresh outlook with simple updates that won't break the bank. Even if you don't have the budget to address all 10 of these tips, don't despair. Tackling even one or two can quickly make a difference.

 

 

Dramatic makeover for under R2000!

Spend under R2000 for a complete bathroom makeover and transform a dated bathroom into a trendy space with some DIY savvy and a few basic tools and materials

 

 

How to paint vinyl floor

Here's a way to cover up an ugly vinyl floor with paint. It won't cost you a fortune and you can easily start and complete this project in a weekend to refresh a bathroom - or any other room for that matter.

 

 

How to install undermount basin or sink

Not everyone prefers to fit an abovemounted basin, or have a basin that sits on top of a vanity, there are those that prefer to have an undermount sink or basin fitted. Here's how to install an undermount basin or sink.

 

 

Add a mosaic tiled vanity top

Mosaic tile is a fairly simple and reasonably affordable way to add detail to a plain bathroom vanity, or update an old vanity.

 

 

Give a bathroom an easy makeover

A few basic DIY skills are all you need to fix up a boring bathroom. Try these simple do-it-yourself updates and turn a boring bathroom into a relaxing retreat.

 

 

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How to remove and replace a toilet

Having recently revamped my bathroom for Easy DIY magazine, I decided to share with you how easy it was to remove and replace a toilet.

 

 

How to screed a bathroom floor

More and more homeowners are realising the benefits of having a cement screed floor. Not only is this type of flooring inexpensive, it's also extremely easy to maintain and considered a green alternative to other flooring options.

 

 

How to paint bathtub, basin or sink

Moving into an older home or apartment can sometimes mean that you end up with a stained bathtub, sink or basin. Where replacing a bathtub or sink is not an option, there is a way to refresh a stained bathtub, wash basin or sink.

 

 

Cover up old and ugly tiles

Where tiles are still in good condition, and you don't want to paint over tiles, there is the option to tile over existing tiles with the proper preparation before you start.

 

 

How to paint over tiles

Contrary to popular belief, bathroom makeovers will not break the bank. Painting over old and dated ceramic tiles will immediately transform a bathroom.

 

 

Remove/replace bathroom basin

You don't have to live with ugly fittings when they are so easy to replace. Simply pull out and remove the old hand basin to install a new, modern hand basin to update a bathroom.

 

 

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How to tile over existing tile

You can tile over existing tiles, as long as the existing floor tiles are in good condition, and the surface is level, you can install new tile over an existing tiled floor. However, it is not recommended that you tile over high-gloss ceramic or other tiles.

 

 

Crinkle effect for boring tiles

Give outdated ceramic tile a new look by painting them in colours you love. Use non-drip enamel paint, as this works well on most matt tiles, but to be certain it will work on yours, brush a small amount on a spare tile or in a discreet spot and allow it to dry before completing this painting project.

 

Add mosaic pebbles to a bathroom wall

This is one project that I am definitely going to try in my own bathroom and will be showing you the results once the task gets underway.

 

 

Ways to update a bathroom

Big or small, old and dated, or just downright ugly - there are ways to transform any bathroom into a new and inviting space in a home.

 

 

Brighten up with glass bricks

I have always considered glass blocks to be perfect for bathrooms - they let in plenty of natural light without any loss of privacy, and now that they are available in soft and bright colours, you can use glass blocks in even more creative ways.

 

 

Refinish a stained or enamelled bathtub

If your bathtub, sink or tiles are starting to look a little old and dated, then refinishing it may help to increase the value of your home by improving the look of the bathroom.

 

 

Add a touch of luxury to a bathroom

More than a luxury item, heated towel rails keep your bathroom at a consistent temperature, which means you'll never have to worry about a chilly bathroom ever again!

 

 

Install a new shower head

Start creating your new personal shower space by choosing the showerhead that meets your needs and desires. There are two main categories of showerheads to choose from: fixed or handheld. But within these categories is a wealth of options - from rainshowers to multi-setting versions.

 

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Bathroom gets transformed 3 ways

Take one bathroom and transform with three different looks, each one giving a totally contrasting feeling to the same space.

 

 

Need an extra bathroom?

Is there a constant queue outside your bathroom door, or you've hosted a party and wondered why all the male guests were wandering out to the garden.  You need to seriously consider adding another bathroom.

 

 

Preparation to install a new bathroom

The installation of a new bathroom is a relatively straightforward task. However, most homeowners view the project as a whole rather than breaking it down into manageable, individual projects.

 

 

Installing a new bathroom

While to most homeowners the thought of doing a bathroom renovation may seem daunting, the best way to view this task is as individual, more manageable projects. Remove and replace a toilet, remove and replace a basin, remove and replace a bathtub, etc.

 

 

Tile a bathroom vanity top

Tile offers an easy way to add a decorative vanity to a bathroom. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to install and grout tile on a vanity.

 

 

Apply pebble/mosaic tile to shower

Tiling a shower floor with pebble tiles gives a rustic, customised look to any remodelled shower and is no more difficult to do than installing standard tile.

 

 

How to install undertile heating

Tired of having cold feet every morning? Install underfloor heating in your master bath for toasty toes and added value to your home.

 

 

Bathroom in need of a makeover?

Giving the bathroom a makeover doesn’t have to shrink your wallet. Try one or two of these easy ideas to upgrade the one of the hardest-working spaces in the house.

 

 

Install a pivot shower door

If you want to give your half-bath a makeover consider adding a shower or privacy panel to the side of the bath (see bottom). Here's how to install a pivot shower door.

 

 

Apply mosaic to a bathroom vanity top

Granite sounds all well and good until you find out the price!  A couple of sheets of MDF, mosaic tiles and No More Nails and you've got something that looks good for a fraction of the price.

 

 

Cut shapes and curves in tile

Most bathrooms require at least one hole in tiles for a floor or shower waste outlet, or for a toilet and pedestal if you are tiling an existing bathroom layout. For efficient water run-off, position the circle at the intersection of two or four tiles rather than cutting into a single tile.

 

 

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