Laundry Rooms How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our laundry step-by-step tips & ideas.
Deep-clean your laundry with a tried-and-true treatment that deep cleans by removing dirt and residue trapped within your clothes, towels, and bedding. Read this guide to learn more about laundry stripping and how to do it safely and effectively.
You know it’s not time yet to replace your dryer, but there’s a stench coming from it that makes you want to buy another one. No need to spring for a brand-new appliance. We’ll show you how to remove the smell from a dryer for next to nothing.
Banish errant soils, product residue, odors, and bacteria from the washer to ensure that laundry comes out as fresh and clean as possible.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some general advice on maintaining 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
Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a couple pick out and install energy efficient appliances.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a washer and dryer in his basement
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers
Bold stripes, DIY butcher block, and thoughtful details turn a dingy utility room into a space with function and flair
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a washing machine.
Use these louvered or paneled wood beauties to give your home's exterior classic character, or repurpose them as rustic indoor accents
A luxurious wash-and-dry zone elevates chores while wringing maximum use out of a former closet space
The Intelliflow turns washing machine water-supply valves on and off, so you don't have to
A quick and easy way to enhance the efficiency and safety of your clothes dryer.
Some of the greatest potential for flood and fire comes from your washer and dryer. Here's how to cut the odds