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Old 05-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #31
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Update your profile to include a location. I was about to point out that the niche on the outside wall might be an issue. But then I saw the AZ-Tempe location on the receipt. I take it you're not in an area that's going to get freezing temps in the winter? Otherwise a niche like that would be an insulating problem in the winter.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:16 AM   #32
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Update your profile to include a location. I was about to point out that the niche on the outside wall might be an issue. But then I saw the AZ-Tempe location on the receipt. I take it you're not in an area that's going to get freezing temps in the winter? Otherwise a niche like that would be an insulating problem in the winter.

Yeah, you're correct. I am located in AZ. I thought about the insulation and location of the niche. Especially since I had to remove a 12x20 chunk of it to accommodate the niche. But, since it is always decent weather here in the winter. Im not worried about it.
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I had a place up here (near Baltimore) that had a medicine cabinet on the outside wall. Mid-winter stuff in there FROZE. Some previous hack put it in flush to the outside, right up to the inside sheathing of a north-facing, shaded, vinyl sided wall.
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Wow!! I believe I am going to eliminate the medicine cabinet. We will have a vanity that should provide enough space if needed. Honestly, I dont like the look of them on the wall.

I still have the insulation I removed. I may try to squeeze some in there around and behind it.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #35
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I wouldn't be so hasty about removing a medicine cabinet, they are handy. It's tedious digging stuff out of drawers or shelving below. There are a ton of different style for them. I've had ones made by Robern and like them a lot. They're very well constructed. One nice feature is a mirror on both the inside of the door and the back of the cabinet.
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I wouldn't be so hasty about removing a medicine cabinet, they are handy. It's tedious digging stuff out of drawers or shelving below. There are a ton of different style for them. I've had ones made by Robern and like them a lot. They're very well constructed. One nice feature is a mirror on both the inside of the door and the back of the cabinet.

Those are pretty nice! I'll let the wife be the final decision maker towards that one. She pretty much has been making the calls. Happy wife happy life, right?
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+1 to that my friend. There's also what's know as the WAF or Wife Acceptance Factor. It applies well to technology-related stuff like home automation and theaters. If a gizmo has a low WAF then you're asking for trouble...

I've had both their framed and now the frameless style (different houses). Both were well worth the money. Some of the fancier stuff like up-sliding glass is clever but wouldn't work for our setup (with a light fixture above).

The same can be said for the rest of the fixtures. We used Hansgrohe plumbing and a mix of different decor items (towel bars, TP holder, etc). Moen makes a TP holder that hinges up instead of using the typical spring-loaded roll. It's actually a nice alternative. Don't just limit yourself to the stuff stocked at Home Despot. Take a trip out to a plumbing supply showroom and lay hands on some of the mid/upper market stuff. It'll cost you a little more but in daily use you really do appreciate the difference. That and online suppliers are darned competitive on pricing, so once you narrow down the style do a bit of web shopping around.
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Re: My Bathroom Remodel- First Time


What's up with this project, I'm guessing it's done?
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