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Bathrooms

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

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.

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How to Repair a 3 Handle Shower Faucet

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey repairs and replaces a leaky shower valve.

How to Turn a Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity

Taking a cue from reader remodels, we decided to retrofit a charming vintage dresser for a whole new purpose.

Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget

Looking for a DIY bathroom remodel that won’t break the bank? See how a little bit of creativity and four gallons of paint kept costs way down and transformed this makeshift space.

Plumbing expert demonstrating how to unclog a bathroom sink.
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How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey reveals the best ways to unclog a slow draining bathroom sink.

How to Refinish a Cast Iron Tub

Tub refinishing is far cheaper than buying new, and the results are great.

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How to Fix a Shower Faucet

Learn how to replace an old shower valve with a single handle with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey.

How to Remove Old Grout

If the grout in your kitchen or bathroom is chipped, moldy, or just no longer working for you, it may be time to replace it. Follow our guide for removing it manually or with a power tool.

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet

Identify parts and problems with this handy guide.

How to Install a Toilet

This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey's method for putting in a new toilet—or replacing an old one.

25 Bathroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Smart and thrifty updates help give your bathroom a fresh look.

Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas for a More Spacious Feel

Read these 15 tips to help you create a more spacious feel in your bathroom.

Bath Math: Get Bathroom Layout Ideas

With approximately one hundred square feet each, here are four bath renovations that made the most of the space.