Bathroom

Your bathroom should be your mini-oasis. It should be a place where you can relax your mind while you treat your body to any number of spa-like luxuries. The bathroom is also usually the first room you see in the morning and if it doesn't convey a sense of calm it might very well have an effect on your entire day. It should be a place where you can replenish, relax and rejuvenate. The projects in this section will show you how to turn your bathroom from blah to spa.

Bathtubs

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Get Soaking with a New Bathtub

After a long hard day, is there anything more relaxing than a nice hot bath? For many people, a long soak in a hot tub is the ultimate indulgence and the perfect place to soothe their worries, not to mention aches and pains.

Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

Get Green Clean!

Go Green Clean!
Natural Remedies to Clean your Home

There is no shortage of household cleaners out there boasting to make your life easier, more sanitized and fresher-smelling. Brilliantly executed advertisements depict animated germs carousing and multiplying within an unclean home, defeated only by a heavy dose of some chemical concoction. Feeling dirty, scared, and inferior, we plunk down billions of dollars each year on germ warfare for our own homes.

What Stinks? Cheap, Easy and Natural Methods to Freshen up Your Home

Odor remover

You don't have to be an aromatherapy aficionado to know that smells have the ability to trigger strong emotions and associations. Baking bread can bring you back to the comfort of your grandmother's cottage while freshly cut grass can return you to childhood summer camp. Unfortunately, it also works in the other direction: a neglected garbage can under the sink may take your mind to the city dump on a hot day.

Get More Room in the Bathroom

Toilet room too tiny? Try these space-finding ideas

Question: Which room in your home is typically the smallest, the busiest and the most cluttered?

Answer: The bathroom, of course.

Whether you have your own bathroom or share it with several family members, there never seems to be enough room for everything you need. No matter whether it's comparatively small or large, the bathroom almost inevitably feels like one tiny room.