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How to Remove a Bathtub Drain

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.

How to Get Rid of and Prevent Bathroom Mold

Learn how to remove and prevent mold from growing in your bathroom in the future.

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How to Build a Bathroom Organizer

Build a free-standing bathroom organizer complete with tilt-out hamper with This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor, Jenn Largesse.

How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

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.

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How to Install a Pressure-Balance Shower Valve

Maintaining safe shower water temperatures with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey

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How to Caulk Around a Bathtub

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the correct materials and techniques required for re-caulking a bathtub

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New Solutions to Unclog Sinks

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses some innovations that can make clearing a clogged sink easier

Bath Tiling Made 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

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How to Paint a Mold-Resistant Bathroom

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.

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How to Replace a Shower Cartridge

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.

Fix a Chipped Sink

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

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How to Rotate a Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner rotate a toilet to a more sensible orientation.

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How to Rebuild a Shutoff Valve

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace the shutoff valve underneath her kitchen sink

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TOH Know-How: All About Shower Installation

Tom Silva shows us how to get a shower tile-ready using waterproof building panels from Schluter

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Medicine Cabinet | New Yankee Workshop

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

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Oak Bathroom Vanity | New Yankee Workshop

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

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How to Replace a Vinyl Floor with Ceramic Tile

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace the peeling, vinyl floor in his bathroom with a ceramic tile floor

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How to Prevent Bathroom Rust Stains

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains ways to remove rust stains from plumbing fixtures

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Solving a Spitting Faucet Mystery

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey diagnoses and repairs a water system with air in it.

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How to Upgrade a Bathroom Vanity

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a vanity for homeowners who gave up on it seven years ago.

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How to Diagnose a Gurgling Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to ventilate a sink

11 Things to Consider Before You Remodel Your Bathroom

Everything from optimal dimensions to upgrading lighting

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How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner diagnose and repair a wobbly toilet

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How to Select a Bathroom Vanity

From ornate to out-of-the-box, Richard Trethewey explains some DIY Smarts on what to consider when shopping for a new bathroom vanity.

What Can I Do to Warm Up an All-White Bath?

Taniya Nayak, an interior designer in Boston, has a number of hints for enlivening a basic white bath. Here are some of the ways she raises the temperature.

How to fix a gurgling toilet.
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How to Change a Toilet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some DIY Smarts and shows the basics of changing a toilet.

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How to Install a Water Conditioner

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a water conditioner to combat hard water

How to Install a Wall-Mount Vanity and Sinks

With some basic bracing and strong screws, you can hang a cabinet that floats above the floor

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Choosing and Installing a Shower Stall

The bathroom starts to take shape with the easy installation of a Sterling shower stall and new tile floor.

23 Things You Didn't Know You Could Fix Yourself

Expand your DIY repertoire and save money by making bathroom, kitchen, and outdoor repairs yourself.

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How to Identify and Treat Soft Water

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey answers an email about a shower stained green and why it may be linked to soft water

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How to Repair a Shower Valve Stem

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey fixes a faulty shower valve with new valve stems and seats