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

Best Over-Toilet Bathroom Organizers of 2021

Over-the-toilet organizers are a convenient way to store your toilet paper, towels, shower products, and other bathroom items. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best over-toilet bathroom organizers 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 furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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How to Change a Toilet Seat

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor share tips for removing rusted, stubborn toilet seats

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How to Replace a Wall Tile

In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile

6 Cheap Bathroom Flooring Ideas

Give your bathroom an instant facelift with these great inexpensive flooring options.

American Standard Walk-In Tubs Review (2021)

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.

Best Handheld Shower Heads of 2021

Handheld shower heads attach to your shower via a bracket or slide bar and extend via a hose to reach every part of your body. The five best handheld shower heads included in this article are available at various stores and online retailers, including Amazon.

The 4 Best Shower Heads (2021 Review)

Shower heads can create an invigorating or relaxing experience to help you get ready for work in the morning or unwind after a long day. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best shower heads 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.

Before and After Bath: Modern Makeover

Annexing adjacent spaces, moving the entry, and upgrading the fixtures and finishes allows a bare-bones en suite bath to become a stylish shared amenity

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How to Install a Tub Grab Bar

In this how-to video, create a safer bath with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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 Replace Pedestal Sink Parts

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace all the plumbing components in his pedestal sink.

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How to Install a Pedestal Sink

Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey makes a challenging bathroom renovation task look easy

Before and After Bath: A Hall Bathroom Gets a Fresh Look

Easy-access drawers and eye-level cabinet shelves, plus new fixtures and surfaces, add up to a bath that suits users of all ages.

The Best Flooring Options for Bathrooms

Need to know what the best type of flooring is for a bathroom? Consider ceramic, vinyl, cork and concrete, to name a few.

How to Install a Bidet in Your Bathroom

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.

Steam Showers: How to Create a Luxury Home Spa Experience

Here’s a guide to installation and costs for a luxury steam shower unit and how to find a dealer.

How To Drill Through Ceramic Tile With Ease

With the right tile drill bit, you’ll be able to drill into ceramic without cracking it. Read our guide to learn how.

Bathroom Lighting Guide: Shower and Vanity Lighting

How to select the best lighting for your bathroom by considering types of lighting, fixtures, and layout.

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How to Clean Tile Grout With Homemade Cleaner

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva offers cleaning tips on how to get rid of dirty tile grout using only household supplies.

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How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet

Need to update your bathroom sink faucet? Watch this DIY Smarts as Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to replace a bathroom faucet.

Read This Before You Buy a Toilet

Keep these key parts and new features in mind on your next toilet shopping trip.

Low-Flow Toilets

A closer look at the anatomy and history of these water-saving commodes.

Bathtub Tile Surround: Installation in 7 Steps

Learn the time and costs required to tile around a tub shower, including step-by-step instructions on pro installation.

Radiant Floor Heating: Why It’s Worth It

Heated floors are energy efficient and provide the ultimate in comfort. We offer a basic introduction on the advantages of this heating system.

Preventing Leaks and Losses in the Bathroom 

TOH plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey joins a Travelers forensic engineer to point out the likeliest sources of water damage in bathrooms and proactively help prevent leaks that can turn into big losses for homeowners.

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet

Here’s why your toilet might be leaking at the base and how to fix it to prevent costly structural damage.

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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.

How to Caulk a Bathtub

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.

Glass Block Window Installation for the Bathroom

Read this step-by-step guide on installing glass block in your bathroom.

Tips for How to Caulk

While a common maintenance task, caulking takes some skill and an understanding of which type to use. Read on to learn how to use a caulk gun, how to remove caulk and the best tools to assist application and removal.

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Ceramic Tile Flooring in 9 Steps

Here are simple installation tips on bathroom flooring and floor tile that’ll keep what’s underneath your feet solid and long lasting.

What to Know About Remodeling a Bathroom

Whether you’re adding a powder room, bathroom vanity or creating a serene master retreat, remodeling a bathroom is no small job. We guide you through cost considerations, when to hire a pro, and what you should upgrade.