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Old 04-19-2014, 10:56 AM  
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The pic in post #8 is nice but you really don't want to put the washer/dryer facing the living room, do you? If you are contemplating that kind of reframing, this is no small project. The venting problem can be handled by extending the vent pipe in the crawl space to an outside wall.


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What is on the back side of the closet, is that a hallway or what?
Has the dryer got a dedicated wire and plug or is it cheated off the stove plug?
If you have to move the dedicated wire will you be moving it closer to the breaker box?
In the crawl space do the staircase wall continue down to a foundation or are there double floor joists under those wall or not?


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Are you the owner of the rental, or just the renter? If the latter, call the landlord, and tell him/her what you want. If the former, just pay for the remodel and add the costs to your accountant's expense list come tax time.
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The pic in post #8 is nice but you really don't want to put the washer/dryer facing the living room, do you? If you are contemplating that kind of reframing, this is no small project. The venting problem can be handled by extending the vent pipe in the crawl space to an outside wall.
Unfortunately, this is the only spot this could go if it didn't stay in the kitchen. As much I hate the idea of laundry in the living room, it's less expensive than relocating it upstairs and still better than keeping it in a 200sq/ft kitchen. How much do you think reframing would cost?
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What is on the back side of the closet, is that a hallway or what?
Has the dryer got a dedicated wire and plug or is it cheated off the stove plug?
If you have to move the dedicated wire will you be moving it closer to the breaker box?
In the crawl space do the staircase wall continue down to a foundation or are there double floor joists under those wall or not?
The back side of the closet is the other side of the duplex, so it's not usable.
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Cost of framing it will depend on what you find.
If we look at the photo of the livingroom and look at where the ceiling stops at the staircase. The corner between the ceiling and wall above is at least a double floor joist and may be a beam. If the upper floor joists are running front to back, it will likely be just a double joist, the qustion is then does that double continue to the kitchen wall or does it stop just above the end of that wall or somewhere between there and the kitchen wall. On s not more correct than the other. The good news is under the house. If that wall is supporting the wall above it will be supported under the floor with a supprting wall down to the footing or a double or triple floor joist or a beam where that supporting wall might be.


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