The Modern Laundry Chute
Laundry Jet uses vacuum power to deliver clothes from any room in the house to the washing machine in just seconds
Laundry chutes are nothing new. They were a pretty common and low tech feature in many single-story ranch houses built in the 20th century. In these homes, a laundry chute was essentially a trap door in the bathroom with a slide that carries clothes to the washing machine in the basement below. Today, many homes have laundry rooms or at least dedicated laundry spaces. And laundry has moved out of the basement and is often conveniently located on the same floor as the bedrooms. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t need a hamper in the master bath or that your teenager is going to pick their clothes up off their bedroom floor without constant parental harassment. Enter the Laundry Jet. Introduced at the International Builders’ Show in 2017, Laundry Jet uses vacuum power to move your clothes from bathrooms and bedrooms to the laundry area, where ever you choose to locate it. A basic kit, which includes the vacuum unit and two inlets, sells for about $4000, not including the 6 in. pipe.