Moving laundry to garage
Right now I am investigating moving the laundry to the garage from the second floor. No washer/dryer will likely be quiet enough for it to stay near the bedrooms. The room where we want to move our son shares the wall with the laundry and he is super-sensitive to sound. The reason I want to move him is right now his room shares a wall with my master bath and he has starting waking when I shower - highly annoying!
I have done a lot of reading on this forum and others about things to consider. I am getting a plumber/electrician/vent guy out to look at it. I plan on keeping the connections on the second floor in case a future buyer freaks out and wants laundry on the second floor (I meanwhile want to change it to a bathroom).
Any tips from people who have done this? A few things about our garage:
-the coldest it gets is in the 40 degree F range, even when it is in the single digits outside (which is an anomaly in NC). I may also insulate the garage door.
-the units will be against an interior wall which has drywall on it and is adjacent to hot and cold water sources. The electric panel is not far away on the adjoining wall and a dedicated connection should be made pretty easily.
-sewage should also be very close under the crawl space.
-the garage is about 2 feet below the level of the first floor and there is a crawl space beneath the house. the garage is on slab concrete.
-I am also thinking of installing a tiny utility sink next to the units.
-the space is extremely tight in the garage although we only put one car in there. I should be able to place a folding table in the empty space to fold laundry and such.
I have not found anywhere whether the washer and dryer have to be elevated in the garage. Anyone know this off hand?