The DIYer proudly presented her innovative bathtub cover, sourced entirely from Bunnings.
"My new bath cover, all items from Bunnings. Love it. No more bending over to clean the dusty tub,” she said.
Group members quickly chimed in, sharing their thoughts and applauding the creative idea.
"Looks amazing!! Such a good idea if you don't use your bath," commented one person.
Another shared their plans to use the same idea: "I have been pondering this for ages, and now that I have seen how great this looks, I am sold... off to Bunnings I go!!"
One thankful member acknowledged how helpful this idea has been, saying, "Thank you for the idea. I've been struggling with space issues, this idea is definitely going to help."
Another summed up perfectly how many people feel about cleaning the bath: "Great idea. I hate cleaning the bath.”
How does it cost to make a DIY bathtub cover?
Many people wanted to know how much it costs to cover the bathtub, to which the original DIYer shared: "I bought a piece of pine cut to measure and Cabots stain and varnish, about $100."
If DIYing isn’t for you, the good news is bathtub covers are readily available to buy, like this one. However, they might not look as good.
Bathtub cover tips
Before covering a bathtub, here are some key things you should consider:
- Purpose and use: determine why you want to cover your bathtub. Is it to reduce cleaning, create extra space, add a decorative element, or serve a specific functional purpose?
- Material: choose a suitable material for the cover. It should be durable, water-resistant, and withstand moisture and humidity. Common materials include wood, acrylic, composite materials, or even fabric if you want a temporary solution.
- Ventilation: ensure the cover allows for proper ventilation. Trapped moisture can lead to mould growth, so consider incorporating ventilation holes or gaps in the design to allow air circulation.
- Size: accurate measurements are crucial. Measure your bathtub's length, width, and depth to ensure the cover fits properly. Consider any additional space needed for hinges, handles, or other fixtures.
- Weight: consider the weight of the cover. It should be manageable to lift and remove, especially if you use the bathtub frequently. A cover that is too heavy might become cumbersome to handle.
- Safety: prioritise safety. Ensure the cover is stable when placed on the bathtub and won't slip or tip over. If children or pets are in the household, ensure the cover is secure and won't pose any hazards.
- Cost: factor in the cost of materials, fabrication, and any additional features. Keep in mind that custom-made covers might be more expensive than ready-made options.
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