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Bathrooms

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

14 Stunning Bathroom Paint Colors

Learn what to consider when painting a bathroom and how to choose the right color.

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How to Snake a Clogged Drain

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to clear a stopped bathtub or shower drain

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How to Clear a Clogged Bathtub Drain

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to fix a slow draining tub

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Crooked Chimney

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares

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How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.

The 5 Best Bath Towels (2022 Review)

Bath towels should be soft, plush, and fast-drying. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bath towels 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.

Best Over-Toilet Bathroom Organizers of 2022

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