You call this a laundry room?!?

mitchelahJuly 11, 2013
Our laundry room is such an awkward space I don't know what to do with it! It is L-shaped because of the closet with our water heater and furnace in it. The hookups for the washer and dryer are situated in such a way that blocks off the other part of the L. Please help! How hard is it to move connections for washer and dryer or are there any other ideas?
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Emily Hurley
Hi Mitch, Do you have any photos you can share? Might help to get a better idea of how it is set up currently.
    Bookmark   Thanked by mitchelah    July 11, 2013 at 8:48AM
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mitchelah
Sorry for delay. Here is the laundry room
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:35PM
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Okay first please tell me that is not the vent for your dryer going up that direction?
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:39PM
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groveraxle
You just need a plumber to change the washer hookup, perhaps an electrician for the dryer, though if you're handy, you could probably move the box yourself. I would consider getting new units that stack and putting them in the alcove. That would free the rest of the room for sorting and folding and ironing. Does anybody iron anymore?
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:42PM
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mitchelah
BTW: excuse the mess! we are also renovating several other areas in our house so have not had time to clean

Yes it is the dryer vent going up. The laundry room is in the basement - how do you fix this?

Thanks for the suggestions! :) we'd like to move the washer and dryer over that direction
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:48PM
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It really needs to be vented going level or slighted tilted going directly outside. Please tell me that it is at least vented outside? I agree with groveraxle and go with a stack-able unit either in the same location as the dryer or in the area where the freezer is located.
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:53PM
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mitchelah
Yes - it is vented outside :)
Always new it was a big problem which is why we are at home and close by the dryer when it's running! This is the next room I'd like to tackle (and yes we are budgeting new washer and dryer!) I've always wished I could move the closet over just a little more. The corner of it has nothing in it and is wasted space. The freezer will be located in garage or another room. Here is my pinterest page I've been saving ideas for the laundry room. Sigh.

http://pinterest.com/michelleannh/mood-board-laundry-room/
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
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Okay good that it is at least vented outside and good you are there to keep an eye on it when running the dryer.
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 7:10PM
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