Bathroom How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our bathroom step-by-step tips & ideas.
With so many plungers in the market, which one is right for your toilet? Learn how to pick out the best plunger and use it properly when disaster strikes in the bathroom.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows us how to replace a toilet seat, explaining the standard shapes of seats and the potential problems a DIYer might encounter.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner handle two very common plumbing issues.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and tile expert Joe Ferrante team up to repair a leaky shower valve installation
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to save an old, but elegant, cast-iron bathtub.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses DIY Smarts on the basics of choosing and installing toilet seats.
In this edition of DIY Smarts, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner with an old 1950s bathtub replace the tub drain assembly when the current one stops plugging the tub.
Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor share tips for removing rusted, stubborn toilet seats
In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile
In this how-to video, create a safer bath with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey makes a challenging bathroom renovation task look easy
Installing a bidet takes just a little bit of work and adds something extra to a master bath. Read on for tips on how to install one in your bathroom.
With the right tile drill bit, you’ll be able to drill into ceramic without cracking it. Read our guide to learn how.
Here’s why your toilet might be leaking at the base and how to fix it to prevent costly structural damage.
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a new waterproof shower floor.
Bathtub caulking doesn’t have to be difficult. Read to learn which is the best caulk for a bathtub, and how to give your tub a fresh new seal.
Read this step-by-step guide on installing glass block in your bathroom.
Here are simple installation tips on bathroom flooring and floor tile that’ll keep what’s underneath your feet solid and long lasting.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey repairs and replaces a leaky shower valve.
Taking a cue from reader remodels, we decided to retrofit a charming vintage dresser for a whole new purpose.
Looking for a DIY bathroom remodel that won’t break the bank? See how a little bit of creativity and four gallons of paint kept costs way down and transformed this makeshift space.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey reveals the best ways to unclog a slow draining bathroom sink.
Learn how to replace an old shower valve with a single handle with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey.
This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey's method for putting in a new toilet—or replacing an old one.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to New York City to teach a homeowner how to clean her shower cartridge when it gets clogged.
Tips and guidelines for squeezing a powder room into an existing floorplan.
Explore the basics of grout — the difference between cement-based and epoxy grout, sealers, colors and cleaning.