Making a Tub Senior-Friendly

Today’s Homeowner Radio

Renovating a bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Especially when the project involves replacing an existing bathtub. Hear from two homeowners who want some advice before diving in.

Also, Danny and Joe talk about Today’s Homeowner top ten clicked on articles of the year. Some of them are reasonable home improvement topics, others stand out like pineapple as a houseplant.

Plus, Joe has a simple solution on how to keep your floor clean while drilling, using a post-it note.

Listener Questions

Regrout or Seal My Tile
Ronda from Florida – “I live in Florida and all my tile is original. I want to know how I can clean tile and grout in my shower and keep it clean. Maybe I need to regrout or seal it. I am not sure about how to go about it.”

Bathroom Update for Senior Citizen Father
Daniel from Oklahoma – “I take care of my senior citizen dad. My tub is one of those all in one fiberglass units. I need to change this out and build a walk in shower unit. What is the easiest way to remove the existing unit without just cutting it into pieces.”

My Door Won’t Stay Closed.. What Do I Do?
Jane from Nevada – I have 8-foot doors and they do not stay closed. I think it was slammed or sprung. I need to know what to do.”

Bathtub Demo Project
Mark from California – “I will be doing the demo on our existing soaking jet tub, the apron and surrounding walls. The front apron and walls are tumbled 4″X4” tile. the fiberglass tub is cracked by the drain because of the lack of support under the tub. I would like to hear your suggestions on the removal of the entire enclosure to the bare studs.

Simple Solutions

Post-It Dust Catcher — Next time you drill a hole in a wall, use a sticky Post-It Note to catch the dust and debris.

Homemade Household Cleaner – Here’s how to make a nontoxic, eco-friendly all-purpose household spray cleaner from three simple ingredients.

Best New Products

Essie Touchless Single-Handle Pull-down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet

We often think of multi-tasking in the context of work but it happens all the time in the kitchen. So a faucet that makes multitasking easier is a slam dunk idea, right? The Moen Essie Touchless Faucet is designed to be that faucet.

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    I have a barn door in my entry hallway covering a cased opening because there’s a bathroom off that hallway I wanted to hide. Problem is the a/c return is in the ceiling behind the barn door so the air flow when the door is closed is extremely strong. What is the best way to resolve this? A floor guide for the door was installed but I’m not sure if that helped or hindered my problem. I’m in Gulf Shores…..would be fantastic if you could come solve my issue! Thank you so much!

  2. My name is Marsha Hartery and I live in the Crestview subdivision off hwy 90 here in Mobile we just spent a good bit of money on putting a patio on the back of our house not sure how to land scape the existing flower beds are falling apart what to plant that is pretty but low maintenance and what to use to replace existing brick flower beds the brick is the old red brick I know it can be power washed but can I do a lime wash on it saw that on HGTV. I hav a beautiful patio but not sure if to do with the yard Thank you Marsha


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