Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.Traditional Basement, DC Metro
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... a front-loading washer and dryer. O'Hearn worked with the designers at Closet Factory to configure the built-in cabinets and closets. There's plenty of room for folding clothes right on the washer and dryer's laminate top. And there's room to store laundry supplies in the tall, narrow closet to the left.
In the Laundry RoomThe homeowners of this laundry area, which was once a basement, make one thing clear: They really know how to make a person happy. A cold and sometimes dark garage often houses washers and dryers, but I could easily find my moment of Zen and reach a very happy place with my feet kicked up on the coffee table, mid spin cycle, watching the latest shows on the Travel Channel.
Waterproofing. I know I keep coming back to flooding, but it will happen, so plan ahead. If you don’t have a system in place to deal with the water, choose a flooring material that can handle getting wet, such as the tile shown in this basement. If you don’t have a floor drain, get one installed. It’s best to get a drain that ties into the storm drain directly or that drains into a pit with a sump pump in it. If you pay for these systems up front, you won’t be paying to replace furniture, rugs and appliances later.Find a pro to waterproof your basement
The designer of this basement family room cleverly incorporated the washer and dryer into a corner of the room, avoiding the need for additional interior walls, which would keep the underground space from feeling bright. Hidden behind bifold doors and under a counter, the machines are disguised well.