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Laundry Rooms How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our laundry step-by-step tips & ideas.

How to Make a Shutter-Door Ironing Cabinet

Use these louvered or paneled wood beauties to give your home's exterior classic character, or repurpose them as rustic indoor accents

How to Install a Dryer Vent in 6 Steps

A quick and easy way to enhance the efficiency and safety of your clothes dryer.

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How to Install a Basement Laundry

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a washer and dryer in his basement

From Walk-In Closet to Spa-Like Laundry Room

A luxurious wash-and-dry zone elevates chores while wringing maximum use out of a former closet space

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How to Maintain a Washing Machine

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some general advice on maintaining a washing machine.

How to Choose and Install Laundry Appliances

Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a couple pick out and install energy efficient appliances.

How to Clean a Washing Machine

Keep your front loader mold-free! High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less water and energy, plus get clothes cleaner than their top-loading competition—but they’re also more prone to developing odors and mildew. Here, ways to turn a stinky washer into a clean machine

Installing a Laundry Chute

One homeowner shares their experience adding a laundry chute to their home.

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How to Hook Up Washing Machine Plumbing

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a washing machine.

How to Maintain Laundry Appliances

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers

A Cheery Laundry Room for $420

Bold stripes, DIY butcher block, and thoughtful details turn a dingy utility room into a space with function and flair

How to Build a Wood Hamper

Ditch the tacky plastic bin for a more grown-up laundry container

Automatic Valve Shut-off for Washing Machines

The Intelliflow turns washing machine water-supply valves on and off, so you don't have to

How to Maintain a Washer and Dryer

Some of the greatest potential for flood and fire comes from your washer and dryer. Here's how to cut the odds