Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Cleveland to reroute a lengthy dryer vent.
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.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a washing machine.
A quick and easy way to enhance the efficiency and safety of your clothes dryer.
One homeowner shares their experience adding a laundry chute to their home.
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.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some general advice on maintaining a washing machine.
A bright and cheerful laundry room makes sorting, washing, and folding clothes seem like less of a chore.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a washer and dryer in his basement
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
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.
These work spaces have a lot in common. Gardeners can make the most of a single room with a few tweaks
Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a couple pick out and install energy efficient appliances.
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 contractor Richard Trethewey shares his tips for properly setting up a new laundry room
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
Use these louvered or paneled wood beauties to give your home's exterior classic character, or repurpose them as rustic indoor accents
Years of planning and saving—followed by months of hard work—give an enterprising couple their longed-for retreat
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 a couple of hands-on homeowners took a bungalow from dilapidated to delightful, using home-center finds
Efficient wash-and-dry centers designate a place for each step of the laundry process, from sorting to folding
A luxurious wash-and-dry zone elevates chores while wringing maximum use out of a former closet space
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
The Intelliflow turns washing machine water-supply valves on and off, so you don't have to