- Jun 5, 2014
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We'd lose the pedestals if we stacked-- and trying to stack them would be a nightmare. LOL. I like the levels they are at with the pedestals because they aren't too low or too high.Put in stackables and you have room for sink and cupboards.
Our washer and dryer doors open the wrong way, can't say you get over the upset, but after while you just quit complaining
In new construction it just goes in the best for the plumbing, like ours.
You can still put the plumbing next to the shower, the hoses will reach.
We already have plumbing from the lavatory right near where the washer would go. The outlet for the dryer is already closer to where the dryer would go, although, the washing machine will be closer to the outlet box so moving the outlet while the walls are down and floors are torn up might not be as hard to do. It's just that it tends to be more convenient to have the washing machine right next to the door because it's fewer steps to walk if we rinse something outside with the hose-- although we are thinking of putting in a small deck back there with an awning over the door.
I think I would move the outlet for the washing machine or make a new one-- I need to do some work on the circuit box and get some new things in there and add a whole house surge protector somehow.
I finally got my brother to look at my sketches and he loved the idea (and he liked having the washing machine right next to the door). He did ask if it would be possible to add access to the bathroom straight from his room, but I explained how awkward that would be (and that I had played around with layouts that did that) and showed him how it would not work out well-- plus his bedroom wall is a load-bearing one. But he loved the idea of being able to walk out his door straight to the washer & dryer and just going around the corner to the bathroom. He's on board with helping me with the project now and said he'll even give me a little extra money on top of what he owes me for the loan to help pay for it.
Edit: I forgot to mention that on the south wall of the laundry room I plan to have a small sort of murphy table that folds down from the wall and lets us put laundry on it-- also thinking of having a fold down drying rack for stuff that can't be put in the dryer or that the dryer doesn't get completely dry. That is another reason why I wanted the dryer in that location-- it's closer to the folding area.
Here is a general sketch of the layout. I probably forgot stuff in the sketch... (I apparently forgot the toilet in the first version-- I've rectified that). What do you think?