My wife and I are planning a remodel of our laundry room. Currently, the refrigerator is placed in a doorway between the kitchen and laundry room (previous owners - don't ask me). The dryer sits behind the refrigerator against the outside wall, with the vent directly behind that. Due to some exposed plumbing from an earlier remodel, we plan to move the wall with the doorway in it (and ditch the doorway) by 6". We also want to move the dryer so that it can sit next to the washer instead of the awkward arrangement it's in currently. (ie: It will sit where the refrigerator is currently - sans the doorway)
Now for the real question. Our house has new vinyl siding on it. Moving the dryer vent on the outside of the house seems like it would be fairly expensive due to the patching that would need to be done (correct me if I'm wrong) so we want to use the existing vent on the outside. Is there any way to route the vent through the wall to sit next to the new dryer location? We want to avoid a metal vent running along the wall if at all possible, since that negates a fair part of why we're doing the remodel in the first place. Does anybody have a creative solution?