Tile Time: What You Need to Lay Tile – Laundry Renovation Part 7

I had a few options for floor coverings in the new laundry, with tile, lino, polished concrete and even some engineered floating floorboards being suitable for wet areas and looking relatively nice. In the end I went with tiles, as they were by far the cheapest option… now I need to learn how to lay…

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Built-in Floating Bench Top – Laundry Renovation Part 6

Just a very quick post today. The laundry will be spacious enough to work in, but there isn’t space to waste. In order to be able to get a washing machine and drier under the bench and still have a bench wide enough for a really big sink I needed the bench to “float”, while…

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How to build an internal wall (with a door) – Laundry renovation: Part 5

Once the slab was down in the new laundry space it was time to build the final wall, which I built using a standard timber stud frame and plaster sheeting. Framing a wallThere are a lot of guides online that might go into the framing process in more depth than I will, but it is…

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How to install a new slab floor on top of an old slab floor – Laundry renovation: Part 4

The farm house is a hodge-podge mix of floor heights that will one day result in a broken leg for some unsuspecting visitor of this I am sure. Green rooms are the highest and are level with the floor of the original structure. Yellow rooms are about two inches lower than the green level. Orange…

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Laundry Renovation – Part 3: Sheeting and Roofing

After installing the pipes, power and waste water it is now time to make put the walls backup so that the laundry, bathroom and kitchen are separate rooms once again. Just a reminder of the plan: Starting with the wall between the new laundry and bedroom 3 I added waterproof villa-board in vertical sheets, drilling…

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Wait that’s not pipe… is snek.

I had a bit of a surprise when I went to change the the pipe leading into the house. I got a bit of a surprise when I went outside to start work on the outdoor plumbing. Wrapped around the pipe was a decent-sized brown snake who seemed to be in a grumpy mood. All…

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Laundry Renovation – Part 2: Plumbing the Hard Way

After pulling down fibro wall sheeting, pulling up floor tiles and then removing an entire brick fireplace and chimney from the centre of the house, I was now ready to start running water and power. In every project I learn something, in this project I learned I really dislike plumbing. All about plumbing. As much as…

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How to demolish a brick chimney (and not die) – Laundry Renovation: Part 1

So we’re having a baby, and that means a future that will require a working laundry. Well first we need to make room for the Laundry and this means we need to do some demolition! This project was the biggest to date and the most expensive, but I was happy with the end result and…

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