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

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 (2023 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 (2023 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 (2023 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 2023

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.

Best Handheld Shower Heads of 2023

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.

Best Handheld Shower Heads of 2023

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.

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.