Recent Laundry Room Articles

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Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 21, 2014

Being a renter, I don't necessarily get a lot of control over my appliances. And recently, the dryer has started acting up, taking longer and longer and longer to dry a load of laundry....

Cats should always be hand-washed lukewarm and allowed to lie flat to dry. Photo: E Photos/Flickr

10 Tips to Go Green in the Laundry Room

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 20, 2014

The EPA estimates that if Americans went green in the laundry room, they'd save three trillion gallons of water annually, along with over $18 billion per year. The laundry room is a...

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Five DIY Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Dec 31, 2012

I know, I know. Your laundry room is dusty, dank, and dull. Dust bunnies spin beneath the ironing board, which is wedged between the wall and the dryer. If only you could hire a carpenter...

Behold! The huge drum of Kevin's new dryer. Photo by Kevin Stevens.

The Advantages of Buying a Used Laundry Dryer

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Oct 18, 2012

My old clothes dryer was a GE and it lasted close to 18 years. So when it came time to get a replacement I was looking for another GE model or one of the big name brands. I stopped...

Don't do this unless you want a clogged dryer vent. Photo by the author.

DIY Tips: Venting a Clothes Dryer

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Sep 19, 2012

A few months ago our electric clothes dryer died. It was expected as the thing was getting close to 18 years old, and I had done a few basic repairs over the years. There often comes...

A tile accent wall by the author, KMS Woodworks (Kevin Stevens)

13 Unusual Place to Tile

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Nov 02, 2011

The most common places to install tile in the home are in the bathroom. Where else can a home add some style and durability from a tile installation? The possibilities are endless....

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Preparing Now for an Easier Winter

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Oct 25, 2011

As a kid growing up in Colorado, I spent my winters in the backyard on a pair of K-Tel Fun Skis. We wore bread bags inside our boots to keep our feet dry and slightly less numb; if...


Plumbing: The Considered Washing Machine Hook Up

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | May 04, 2011

Like most plumbing systems, hookups for washing machines work extremely well if done properly, and if not, almost certainly cause problems, sometimes big problems (like flooding and...