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Answer from an Architect
on 07/16/2012 at 05:29AM, Richard McKay of subtlecraft architecture and sustainability wrote:
New York, NY
on 08/19/2012 at 08:24AM, Jo Brown wrote:
Thanks, everyone, for your great advice! We decided not to move the washer and dryer prior to putting the house on the market due to the cost and hassle. Instead, we got estimates to move it to two different locations in the house--in the mudroom and the attic, the latter of which is less expensive and closer to the upstairs bedrooms. We have an open house today, and have the estimates displayed in a cookbook holder on top of the dryer so prospective buyers can see the options. Wish us luck!
on 08/10/2012 at 10:45AM, tvamb wrote:
I have a tiny 1950's kitchen with a washer and dryer in it. It has it's pros and cons. We are planning on a kitchen remodel that would allow us to move the laundry to the ba*****t (no room near bedroom or bathrooms on the second floor) but the idea of lugging clothes back and forth one more level does not appeal to me. (considering a laundry shoot) Would this be worse than having a washer and dryer in the kitchen?
Current Pro - Considering that I have virtually no counter space in the kitchen I'm happy to have something to do my cooking prep on. I also love the being able to move laundry around while watching tv or cooking. I take all our clothes upstairs to fold. So it forces me not to fall more than 1 basket behind on putting stuff away.
Current Con - No good counter lay-out possible. By taking out both appliences we can add additional counter space and utilize the washer pluming for refridgerator hook up and prep sink.
on 08/12/2012 at 10:50AM, markakraft1 wrote:
I live in a 1930s house and sometimes you just do not have an alternative! Right now we have traditional big W/D in the kitchen but when we remodel we are going to go with under counter units and use the space on top for a countertop which can be used for folding, etc. as well as extra space during a big dinner. Yes I would like it separate but it is a lot of real estate for a dedicated room if you don't live in the 'burbs
on 08/13/2012 at 08:15AM, skempton wrote:
I prefer it near the master bedroom since the majority of our laundry comes from our clothes not the kitchen. My dream laundry area would be a set in my master closet and an additional set on our upper floor near our kids rooms. I would never have to carry laundry up and down stairs ever again!!! I have a friend who rencently did an entire home remodel and she put dual washers and dryers in her laundry room which was situated on main floor between bedrooms and featured a laundry shoot for the upper bedrooms. It was perfect!
Answer from a Designer
on 07/31/2012 at 03:19PM, Alice Tam Chan of AliceTChan.com wrote:
The short answer is yes, it can be viewed as a negative during your home sale. That is NOT a desirable feature for sellers. Most homes have a separate laundry area so that is the ideal situation. With that said, if the kitchen is the absolute only location the units can be located, I second what Richard says about concealing it behind cabinets. I would even say to have them be stackable units so that it takes up less floor space. Hope that helps.
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