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How to Vent a Clothes Dryer

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Cleveland to reroute a lengthy dryer vent.


How to Prevent Flooding in an Upstairs Laundry Room

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how and why to install an automatic shutoff valve for the washing machine supply hoses.


How to Hook Up Washing Machine Plumbing

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

How to Install a Dryer Vent in 6 Steps

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

Installing a Laundry Chute

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

Preventing Leaks and Losses in the Laundry Room

TOH plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey speaks with a Travelers forensic engineer about the importance of inspecting your washing machine’s valves and supply lines regularly to help prevent costly leaks and losses in the laundry room.

How to Clean a Dryer Vent

Excessive dryer lint buildup can pose a fire hazard, so it’s important to clean it at least once a year. Read this guide to learn how to clean your dryer vent in five easy steps.

High-Tech Clothes Dryers

See the surprising new tricks high-tech dryers can do to make your life — and laundry — easier.

Pulley-Style Drying Rack

A favored utilitarian piece in the Victorian era, English-style "clothes airers" are rising in popularity again. Order an off-the-shelf model, or do as these homeowners did and build one yourself.


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.

A Guide to Laundry Room Renovations

A bright and cheerful laundry room makes sorting, washing, and folding clothes seem like less of a chore.


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

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


How to Install a Gas Clothes Dryer

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps an expectant couple select and install a gas dryer.

Laundry Room - Potting Room Combination

These work spaces have a lot in common. Gardeners can make the most of a single room with a few tweaks


Idea House 2017 | Multi-Tasking Mudroom/Laundry

See how the combination laundry, mudroom and pet-washing station at the TOH 2017 Idea House perfectly combines efficiency and style.

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 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 Install a Front-Loading Washer and Dryer

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shares his tips for properly setting up a new laundry room

Pretty and Practical Laundry Room Redo

Bidding the basement good-bye, a wash-and-fold center moves to the second floor and gets old-fashioned finishes suited to the 1880s house

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

A Luxe, Light-Filled Bath and Laundry Update

Years of planning and saving—followed by months of hard work—give an enterprising couple their longed-for retreat

Read This Before You Redo Your Laundry Room

Our expert advice on laundry room remodeling— everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how to safeguard the house from a potential flood or fire

How to Make Home Upgrades That Pay

How a couple of hands-on homeowners took a bungalow from dilapidated to delightful, using home-center finds

How to Build a Wood Hamper

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

27 Ideas for a Fully Loaded Laundry Room

Efficient wash-and-dry centers designate a place for each step of the laundry process, from sorting to folding

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

Laundry Rooms With More

Not just a grungy basement space anymore, the cleanup center can be as handsome as any other room in the house—and even more useful

One-Room Redos

Six smart makeovers reveal the pains and payoffs of renovating a single space

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 Design a Laundry Room

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey discovers the features of a fully equipped, super-efficient laundry room