The bathtub serves as the centerpiece in most bathroom designs, taking up the most space as well as a lot of the cleaning and maintenance attention. A tub’s style and features can make your bathroom a spa oasis, and a few minor improvements will transform an old bathtub if you’re on a tight bathroom remodeling budget.  
In this section, learn how to care for your bathtub with tips for caulking a tub, preventing mildew and cleaning hard water stains. Refresh your bathroom by building a tile bathtub surround or refinishing your existing tub, and get ideas for making bathtub access safe for all ages.