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Bathrooms

From tiny remodels to spa-like custom-builds, find your inspiration for your next bathroom project here.

S21 E7, Mauro Henrique paints a tile bathroom wall
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How to Paint Tile

Paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner avoid a costly and drawn-out project by painting his avocado green tiles with an epoxy paint.

Toilet with a nearby plunger
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How to Unclog a Toilet

A clogged toilet is one of the most common and stressful problems people have to deal with in their homes. If not cleared swiftly and properly, it can become a big mess, possibly spilling onto the bathroom floor and leaking through to the rooms below. In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains how to unclog a toilet.

Before & After: Giving a Classic Bathroom a Contemporary Turn

A bath renovation comfortably straddles the line between traditional and contemporary.

All About Bathroom Showers

Whether you’re renovating, adding on, or building a bathroom from scratch, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right shower for your space, lifestyle, and style. Discover the array of possibilities here.

Richard Trethewey installs a new waterproof shower floor
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How to Replace a Shower Pan

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey installs a new waterproof shower floor.

The 5 Best Bathroom Cleaners (2022 Review)

Keeping your bathroom clean can be laborious, but having the right cleaner on hand is a big help. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bathroom cleaners on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Shower Cleaners (2022 Review)

Shower cleaners are a necessary cleaning agent in every bathroom. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best shower cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at local retailers and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Bidets (2022 Review)

Bidets are a way to wash yourself after using the restroom, providing a refreshing experience while saving you money on toilet paper. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bidets on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Want to get a jump on the remodel of your worn-out kitchen or dated bath? Check out our picks for the best of what’s new, all designed to enhance how we want to live now.

Joe Ferrante sets tile in Ask This Old House
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How to Set Tile

In this video, a TOH pro explains how to set ceramic tile in a subway pattern

Before and After: Future-Proofing Your Bathroom Design

A thoughtful remodel creates a safe, stylish space that will allow a designer’s parents to age in place comfortably.

Before and After: Black and White Tile Ideas For Every Bathroom

We love that the classic color combo is still cool—and how today’s organic materials and burnished finishes can keep it from looking cold and clinical. Here are three ways to get it right.

The 5 Best Shower Faucets (2022 Review)

The right shower faucet can make a huge difference in enjoying your shower. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best shower faucets on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Fix a Chipped Bathtub

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.

Best Methods for Cleaning a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Bathroom exhaust fans are essential to a healthy home, as they extract humidity, odors, cleaning-agent fumes, and airborne contaminants from the confines of your bathroom. So, how do you keep your exhaust fan clean? Follow our step-by-step guide on cleaning a bathroom exhaust fan to keep yours operating at its best.

S20 E30, Richard Trethewey with toilet seats
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How to Replace a Toilet Seat

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.

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The Story Behind Antique Bath Fixtures

Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey gives a history lesson on bath fixtures and piping

S20 E25, Richard Trethewey fixes a wobbly toilet and a stuck faucet handle
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Common Plumbing Issues: How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet and Stuck Faucet Handle

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner handle two very common plumbing issues.

S2 E12, Richard Trethewey in a bathtub
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How to Repair a Shower Valve in a Tile Wall

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and tile expert Joe Ferrante team up to repair a leaky shower valve installation

The 5 Best Bath Mats (2022 Review)

Bath mats serve both functional and decorative purposes in a bathroom. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bath mats on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Toilet Bowl Cleaners (2022 Review)

Cleaning a toilet isn’t what many people would describe as fun, but the better your toilet cleaner, the quicker and easier the task. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best toilet bowl cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Toilet Papers (2022 Review)

Every home needs quality toilet paper to make using the bathroom more pleasant. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best toilet papers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Hand Sanitizers (2022 Review)

Hand sanitizers are an essential item to keep in your home, office, car, or bag to ensure you can clean your hands when washing them isn’t an option. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best hand sanitizers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost? (2022)

Whether you’re looking to pinch pennies or splurge on luxury fixtures, it pays to know where your money’s going. Here are some factors that go into a bathroom remodeling project and what it typically costs.

Bath Fitter Review (2022)

Many homeowners choose to remodel or renovate their bathroom to give it a more modern look and increase their home’s value. However, replacing or refinishing an existing tub or shower can be expensive and time-consuming.

American Standard Walk-In Tubs Review (2022)

American Standard offers four main types of walk-in tubs to help those with limited mobility enjoy a relaxing bath. We discuss each of these products and show how American Standard walk-in tubs compare to other brands in terms of price and features.

Richard Trethewey shows how to refinish an old cast-iron, claw-foot tub
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How to Refinish a Claw-Foot Tub

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to save an old, but elegant, cast-iron bathtub.

How to Build a Sauna

After a long, cold day, it’s hard to beat the comfort and relaxation a sauna can offer. And, with this guide on the basics of building a sauna, you don’t need a spa membership to enjoy the experience.

S20 E20, Richard Trethewey talks about bidets
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Understanding Bidets

Host Kevin O’Connor, meets with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey to discuss the various benefits of installing a bidet in your bathroom.

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How to Choose a New Toilet Seat

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses DIY Smarts on the basics of choosing and installing toilet seats.

The 5 Best Shower Curtains (2022 Guide)

Shower curtains serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, as they stop water from getting onto your bathroom floor while also providing an additional piece of decoration. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best shower curtains on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Bathroom Scales (2022 Guide)

A quality body scale is needed to ensure that you’re receiving accurate weight measurements. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bathroom scales on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.