Bathroom How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our bathroom step-by-step tips & ideas.
Are you tired of your tiny, cramped bathroom but don’t have much of a budget to expand the square footage? Here are some ways to make your small bathroom look bigger without changing the layout or breaking the bank.
This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to go with the flow by replacing a plugged-up aerator
Pink mold is a stubborn bacteria can be hard to clean, and even harder to keep it from coming back. This guide will explain everything you need to know about how to get rid of pink mold as well as prevent pink mold in the shower in the first place.
Learn all the essential steps to create your very own custom shower, including everything from designing the layout to installing the tile, applying grout, and more.
You don’t have to live with those old grungy, out-of-style bathroom tiles any longer. And the even better news is that it won’t require a giant demolition project either. Breathe new life into those old tiles by reglazing them altogether. This guide will explain what’s involved, what you need, and the step-by-step of how to reglaze bathroom tiles.
All it takes is one chip to detract from a porcelain tub’s clean, shiny allure. Luckily, fixing a chipped bathtub isn’t as difficult as it seems. Here’s how.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking to replace an old bathtub drain, it’s not difficult to do the job yourself. Read these steps to learn more.
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.
Build a free-standing bathroom organizer complete with tilt-out hamper with This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor, Jenn Largesse.
This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.
Read this step-by-step guide on installing glass block in your bathroom.
Learn how to remove and prevent mold from growing in your bathroom in the future.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the correct materials and techniques required for re-caulking a bathtub
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses some innovations that can make clearing a clogged sink easier
Renovating your bath? Take the stress out of a DIY tile job—and save some time and money—with these off-the-shelf helpers
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Seattle to help a homeowner whose shower runs cold whenever there’s a demand for hot water elsewhere in the house.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses DIY Smarts on the basics of choosing and installing toilet seats.
Whether it’s a plumber’s wrench or a heavy stockpot, slips happen—and vitreous china, fireclay, and enameled-metal sinks often bear the scars. Luckily, DIY repair kits that contain epoxy paints and fillers can heal chips in glossy ceramic surfaces. Here, tips for getting the best results
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner rotate a toilet to a more sensible orientation.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace the shutoff valve underneath her kitchen sink
Tom Silva shows us how to get a shower tile-ready using waterproof building panels from Schluter
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey repairs and replaces a leaky shower valve.
Norm constructs a Shaker-inspired cabinet from durable red oak and oak plywood. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects
Norm builds a bathroom vanity inspired by a dry sink he found at a 1790 Shaker house and museum. Go to The New Yankee Workshop to see measured drawings for all projects
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace the peeling, vinyl floor in his bathroom with a ceramic tile floor
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains ways to remove rust stains from plumbing fixtures