When 20 degrees feels like a heat wave, you KNOW it’s been stupid cold. So, I started my quest to warm up my house. Our house has 2 dryer hook ups–1 in the mudroom and 1 in the basement. We started with the laundry in the mudroom but I couldn’t stand it. Putting clothes away isn’t my family’s strong suit so we moved the laundry to the basement. Well… that left me with an unused dryer vent hole.
I started on the outside. I glued the flap shut so air couldn’t come in.
Then, I had to work on the 4-5″ between my wall and the outside.
Yes… That’s daylight you’re seeing. I used Great Stuff from Lowes to fill the hole.
I know. It’s not pretty but… it’s a lot better than a hole stuffed with a towel. And… it’s not permanent… If I ever get too old to go down the basement steps for laundry, I can remove what I did and use it again.
I plan on cleaning it up a bit but… you know I can’t leave that foamy hole just open like that.
Cue the internet…
Turns out, since most people actually use their dryer vent holes, there are not a lot of attractive options to cover a vent hole. Thankfully, I found this.
from Vent Masters. It was, by FAR the most attractive option. I probably should have waited to post this after I receive it but… what can I say? I’m a smidge impatient.
Now… My feet don’t immediately freeze when I walk through the mudroom. That feels like a win when it’s only 14 degrees outside.