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Repair Holes in a Bathtub

Filed Under: fix-it, Kitchen & Bath, Makeovers & Inspiration

White wood-framed bathroom mirror reflecting closed bathroom door, bath towels and framed print on the wall, source: Diane RixonMy two bathrooms are the bane of my existence. Cheap, aging fixtures and a whole lotta leaks are just the tip of the iceberg. While, ideally, I'd like to personally steamroller both rooms to smithereens and start over, that's simply not an option budget-wise.

Look: I'm completely addicted to those glossy Before and After-type home renovation magazines. But I often scoff at the money spent on those gorgeous refits. There's no way I can sink that kind of money into my, er, sinks. That is, while I can afford one nice (alas, not luxe) renovation job, I can't swing it for both bathrooms. What's a girl to do?

After four years (yes, really) of on-and-off agonizing, I've decided on what I hope is a winning strategy: A fairly major renovation of our master bathroom -- which has the world's tiniest shower stall -- with only minor upgrades to our hall bath. I'll be doing the easier repairs and all the cosmetic stuff myself, but hiring in experts for the bigger tasks.

In the coming weeks, I'll be blogging about my progress. First stop is this new photo gallery on how to repair small holes in a bathtub. Please come back often to see how I'm doing! And don't forget: We love feedback. Post your thoughts and/or suggestions in Comments below.

Repair Bathtub Holes(click thumbnails to view gallery)

The Room in QuestionTiny Leaks Make Big ProblemsWhat You'll NeedContents of the Tub and Shower Repair KitWhat You Do and Don't Need

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  • Christine Peck

    Will this repair putty work on ceramic tubs with larger holes?

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