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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2021, 06:22:11 PM »
ok, so here Jarheads not that far off.
you can simply go over the tile with vinyl core waterproof laminate flooring.  the tile is flat enough and a pad goes between the tile and the laminate.
some shit like this:



it bridges the wall color with your shaker cabinets and counter top.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2021, 06:22:37 PM »
but wait, theres more.

but not much
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2021, 06:26:05 PM »
That faux tile was what I was thinking, but I know there are limitations re: the underlying tile size.

You said something about a pad underneath it...I hadn't read about that before.

But that in essence is exactly what I was hoping to do with the floor if it's practical.  Still not sure about the wall, though.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2021, 06:28:44 PM »
get rid of that ghetto ass blind in the window.

what you want is a cellular shade that goes up and down.
like this:



paint should be maybe $75 for a gallon.
floor with all materials about $300 max  probably way less.
new wax ring for the toilet $15
new light $50 to $200
blind is about $75 to $100
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2021, 06:31:25 PM »
Still not sure about the wall, though.

is a god damn battleship gray wall in a small space.  stupid doesnt begin to describe that idea.
its the second biggest problem in that space after the 70s floor.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2021, 06:33:55 PM »
when the floor goes down the base boards and toilet come up.
replace the base boards with just a rectangular form wood thats 2.5 inches high.  that will play off the cabinets style well.
if you want a new shitter this is the time to get it.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2021, 06:38:09 PM »
All of this is great, mostly because it steers Toonces away from painting the tile and making the bathroom look like a kindergarten.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2021, 07:30:18 PM »
for a $1000 he can have a new room.
good design isnt expensive.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2021, 09:52:34 PM »
The flooring Star's describing is almost an exact match for what the Wife choose for our kitchen through to the bedrooms in our house. I didn't care for it at first but now I've gotten used to it and like it much better than the old stuff. And it was easy and quick to put down and, like he said, not terribly expensive.  O0
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2021, 10:19:51 AM »
Awesome stuff.

I'll start working on this idea with my wife and see what we can come up with.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2021, 10:34:17 AM »
ok, so here Jarheads not that far off.
you can simply go over the tile with vinyl core waterproof laminate flooring.  the tile is flat enough and a pad goes between the tile and the laminate.
some shit like this:



it bridges the wall color with your shaker cabinets and counter top.

I'm not off at all. I'm directly on point. I used vinyl tile flooring in the basement of my first home. It was beautiful and easy to clean and maintain. I used real tile in a small half bathroom, but had the vinyl everyplace else. Its a very good option based on the circumstances you've described.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2021, 10:55:28 AM »
is a god damn battleship gray wall in a small space.  stupid doesnt begin to describe that idea.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #72 on: February 16, 2021, 02:43:00 PM »
vinyl tile is square with an adhesive back that you stick on the floor.
what I showed is a vinyl laminate floating floor that has a vapor barrier pad underneath it.
two very different things.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #73 on: February 16, 2021, 02:52:28 PM »
vinyl tile is square with an adhesive back that you stick on the floor.
what I showed is a vinyl laminate floating floor that has a vapor barrier pad underneath it.
two very different things.

Details, details. Same shit to a layperson.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2021, 05:18:01 PM »
ya and thats why the layperson goes out, tries to do it themselves and then spends twice as much after they mess it up and call a pro.
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Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.