Recent Laundry Room Articles

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Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?

Posted by Katie Marks | 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 | 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 | 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...

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....


Plumbing: The Considered Washing Machine Hook Up

Posted by Philip Schmidt | 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...

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Choosing a Washing Machine: Top-Loading vs. Front-Loading

Posted by Steve Graham | Jan 25, 2011

For several years, front-loading washing machines have been the best choice for laundry rooms, offering better cleaning and higher efficiency than top-loading machines. However, top-loaders...

7 Stylish Utility Sinks

Posted by Linda Merrill | Oct 31, 2010

Laundry rooms are not generally considered sexy, beautiful spaces in the home but that doesn’t mean they can’t be attractive as well as functional. Naturally, their most important...