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So, You Want to... Install a Laundry Chute
Perhaps the most tedious part of doing laundry—itself a tedious chore—is struggling down the stairs with a heavy and ...
How To: Clean a Washing Machine
When you throw a load of laundry into the washing machine, your clothes emerge stain- and sweat-free, and that's a wo...
Bob Vila Radio: Installing a Fold-Down Ironing Board
If you're like a lot of people, space in your home is at a premium. In other words, figuring out where to stash your ...
How to Make Any Room Into a Laundry Room
Even if space isn't at a premium, a whole room devoted just to doing laundry can seem wasteful. In fact, given that when you're engaged in this time-consuming cho...
How To: Install a Dryer Vent
Developed in 19th-century England, the first mechanized clothes dryers were perforated barrels that rotated over flam...
10 Laundry Room Storage Ideas That'll Knock Your Socks Off
In the quest to stay organized, storage is king. Especially in the laundry room. Though organization and laundry rooms are a somewhat utilitarian and practical ma...
10 Novel Uses for the Classic Clothespin
The first clothespins served the sole purpose of hanging laundry. But today, these humble wooden clips inspire all sorts of home improvement projects, from managi...
Planning Guide: Laundry Room
The space where you wash dirty clothes need not be dirty too. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating an exi...
Weekend Projects: 5 Fresh Laundry Room Storage Options
Whether you have a small closet or a large room devoted to doing the laundry, chances are that you want more storage ...
Bob Vila Radio: Washing Machine Hoses
The hoses that deliver hot and cold water to your clothes washer may not be something you think about very often, but...
Bob Vila Radio: Dryer Vents
Your dryer removes about a gallon of water from every load of laundry. The longer that water stays inside your home, ...
Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Your Dryer Vents
Here’s a job you can do in the cool basement to beat the summer heat, and you should add it to your twice a year to-d...
10 Laundry Rooms We Love
Most homeowners dread doing the laundry, but in these stylish, comfortable, and functional rooms, loathing might transform into love.
10 Easy Laundry Room Storage Solutions
The laundry need not be a mere workroom. Add style, convenience, and organization with these easy laundry room storage solutions.
5 Ways to Love Your Laundry Room
Does anyone really love their laundry room? Perhaps that overly affectionate word is, and always will be, a bit much ...
Quick Tip: Laundry Room Storage Solutions
While washing day has come a long way since the tub and washboard, it can still feel like tedious work if your laundr...
Bob Vila Radio: Laundry Makeover
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
Beat Those Laundry Room Blues
In between my rebellious college days and learning the difference between a Phillips- and flat-head screwdriver, I be...
Installing an On-Demand Hot Water System
Bob talks with the installer of a new on-demand tankless water heater that is more energy efficient than tank water heaters.
Installing Whole-Home Audio and Appliances
A whole-home audio system is installed, along with new appliances, including laundry machines, a freezer and fridge, and an outdoor grill.
Installing a Stacked Energy-Efficient Washer-Dryer
Bob assists electrician Barry Driscoll and carpenter Bob Ryley with the installation of a stacked energy-efficient washer-dryer unit.
Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer Set Installed
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley install a Maytag Neptune washer-dryer set. Jay Klosterman (from Maytag) describes the product's energy saving features.
Bathroom Remodel
Pat and Roger Simons, the owners of the second house in the Elmwood project, review the goals of their bathroom remodel.
Final Tour of the Completed Second Home in the Project
The second home in the Elmwood project, a Colonial Revival, is complete, after the second-floor bathroom gets a new vanity, new doors for the laundry closet, and ...
For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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