That extra mile

AIC Plumbing & Earthmoving is always happy to go that extra mile. Loaded up here about to head to Tumbarumba for a stormwater dig.

Water Tank Installation

AIC love helping clients reduce there carbon footprint. Today we installed this rainwater tank to take advantage of the current wet weather.

New Water Tank

Solar hot water breakdown

AIC Plumbing got called to a home with no hot water from there solarhart hot water. This is what we were presented with. I don't think anybody has touched it in a while

Laundry Renovation

The owner of this Tolland home decided to add an extra washing machine into there laundry renovation. AIC plumbing was able to think out side the box and make this happen.

Natural Gas Conversion

AIC plumbing has has had the pleasure of helping a new local takeaway business solve there gas problems. We have converted two hot plates and deep fryer to natural gas and installed new connections for these units.

Protect Your Foundations from Rainwater

The owner of this hilltop shed had AIC Plumbing connect the stormwater to finalise the construction. They also had us install a pit to catch any surface run off from the retaining wall. Many owners are unaware of the importance of keeping rainwater away from foundations and also the need for it to be done by a licensed plumber.

Tips and Tricks for your Bathroom Renovation

Here is a great article from the web to help in your bathroom renovation decisions.

An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations.

 

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1 Choose elegant fixtures.
A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. A classic claw-foot tub is like bathroom sculpture. Even enclosed in a deck, the simple lines of the lip have an inherent beauty that surpasses most acrylic versions.

2 Sit in a bathtub before buying it.
Bigger isn’t always better. A 60-inch tub is fine for most people. It offers enough room to stretch out and provides a secure foothold, so you don’t float into oblivion when the tub is full. Assess the angled back and lip for comfort and neck support –- a tub for two people slants at either end and has taps in the middle. If you only have enough space for a small tub, buy an extra-deep one.

3 Select durable flooring.
Ceramic, marble and stone tiles are all excellent durable and water-resistant choices for a bathroom. Subfloor heating coils will make these hard surfaces warm. Well-sealed hardwood floors offer natural warmth and act as a foil for the other hard, cold surfaces in a bathroom.

4 Hang a stylish mirror.
One beautifully framed mirror over a sink is more attractive than many surfaces covered with mirror. Supplement it with a wall-mounted adjustable makeup mirror, and consider installing a lighted, mirrored shaving niche in your shower stall.

5 Use found space.
Take advantage of space between wall studs by recessing a tall storage cabinet into the wall to maximize vertical storage while saving floor space. The cabinet should have an interior depth of at least three inches and a door flush with the wall.


6 Build a shower area.

Consider building an open-concept shower area that doesn’t need a curtain or door and is less confining than a standard shower stall. In addition to well-designed drainage, a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead and/or a high wall-mounted showerhead that splashes less water will keep the area outside the shower drier.

7 Share space for added function.
In homes with back-to-back bathrooms, a shared shower with access doors to each of the bathrooms maximizes limited space. Or turn a closet located next to a bathroom into a small ensuite with access to the neighbouring bath.

8 Design lighting that works.
Good lighting is imperative. Combine halogen pot lights with wall sconces beside or over the mirror for lighting with no shadows. Always install dimmers.

9 Buy a quality toilet.
When buying a toilet, it’s not necessary for you to spend big bucks, but you don’t want to scrimp too much, either. You can get a good-quality one-piece toilet for about $400. Models with elongated bowls and seats are usually most comfortable.

10 Incorporate luxury into your room.
If you’re fortunate enough to have lots of space to work with, indulge yourself with an expanded spa-like bathroom that includes a dressing room –- a haven for privacy and relaxation. Outfit it with a television, fireplace, exercise equipment, makeup vanity and even a large comfortable occasional chair upholstered in thick white terry-cloth.

Tips and Tricks for Making the Best of a Kitchen Remodel

How to survive the Kitchen Renovation Nightmare

A kitchen in the process of a remodeling

Surviving a remodel means accepting that you’ll be in kitchen limbo for a decent amount of time.

Think of a kitchen remodel the same way you would think about partaking in a weight loss program: no matter what anyone tells you, it’s not happening overnight. Your patience will be tested; you’ll consider cutting corners that aren’t worth cutting. Weeks will go by where it seems like no progress is being made. You will find yourself missing things you never gave two thoughts to in the past.
Of course, when you’ve endured and survived the many weeks it will take to reach your goal, your friends, family and neighbors will be unbelievably impressed with the new look.

This section does not promise to have all the answers. Still, it will try to prepare you and help you keep your life together while taking your kitchen apart.