Drains

Nothing causes calamity quicker than a defective drain. Make sure your shower, sink and bathtub drains look good and work properly.

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How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom

See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting and vanities.

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


How to Unclog a Sink Drain Without Using Chemicals

Unclog any sink without using chemicals.

How to Clean and Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

With two simple tools — a plunger and a drain snake — you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up...


Two Ways to Plumb an Island Sink

Two methods for properly venting the drain so that waste water does not clog.

The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


That Little Hole at the Top of Your Sink, Explained

Have you ever wondered about that hole near the top of your bathroom sink?


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Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Get smelly, stopped-up drains running fast again


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.

Kitchen Ideas: A Better Sink Drain

Ninety-nine percent of drain lines under sinks are bound to leak sooner or later.


Simple Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaner

When my bathroom sink gets clogged, I don't reach for chemicals. Instead, I use a long zip tie. I cut...


How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink

We show you every gritty step—start to finish


How to Retrieve Items Dropped Down Drains

Here is a simple way you can once again be reunited with what you thought was never to be found...


12 Home Improvement Ideas for Beginning DIYers

Here are a dozen starter projects to build your DIY home improvement skills and boost your confidence. These projects vary...

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How to Clear Clogged Drains

Quick results with a plunger and plumber's snake


How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly

What happened to the brass coating?