My laundry room is dark and dusty and in the basement
Lucia Torregiani
July 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My laundry room is dark and dusty and in the basement I have to go down to flights and carry laundry to a tight and poorly lit and divided room that shares space with the water heater and ac unit.
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dalma darling
That does not sound ideal, Lucia. Are there any other potential spaces in your home on the ground level for laundry? If not, let's see how we can brighten up the dark and dusty basement. If you can post some photos that would be really helpful.
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stlouisgaltoo
This Was Our issue too...Another place for the laundry?? no, IF there was another option for the laundry ......it would have been there. $10,000 spent in waterproofing (french drain), new windows (7), painted the floor, added additional outlets, light fixtures...."getting there". Scary basement is evolving to a do-able basement. And, no, I did not take "before" pictures. Tooooo scary!!
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nasmijati
Is there a way to add a "dumb waiter" to transport the laundry up and down so you do not have to carry it up and down two flights of stairs?

Could you install bright "warm" LED light strips in the laundry area?

You might consider taking a bright lamp to the space and doing a thorough cleaning up. What is causing the space to be so dusty? Could you eliminate the source of the dust?

Perhaps you could paint the laundry area with a light colored high gloss paint to brighten it up and for ease of cleaning the walls when necessary. Is it possible to paint the floor using paint designed for garage floors?
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Old post.
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