Does anyone here have a basement laundry room? I'd love feedback on how helpful/painful it is, especially if you wash for a whole family.
The floorplan we are currently considering for our build has a main floor laundry closet, and I'd really rather have a laundry room. However, there is no where on the main floor to put it, and the entry for the garage is in the basement.
I'm considering a basement laundry room for a few reasons. 1. The playroom will be downstairs, so I'll probably be down there a bit, too.
2. It can have door to the backyard for muddy feet and plants. DH and I are big gardeners.
3. I can make it as big as I want.
However, I know it means lugging things up and down the stairs. Does anyone have a laundry chute for the basement laundry?
I'll attach a link to the plan. If we go with the basement laundry, it would most likely be just inside the area that says "future media room," connected to the garage stairs with a finished mud room. A tile entry would be between it and the daylight wall, so we could put in an entry door without loosing access to the rest of the basement. It would also allow us to drop shoes, etc when we come inside from the cars. (The basement will also house a play room and a guest suite.)
Any feedback on basement laundry spaces or layouts would be most helpful!