Laundry room second floor--big family and lots of loads?
I've read through a lot of past threads on this, but I want to hear your opinions: does having a laundry room on the second floor make sense if you've got a large family? (Background: building 2 story home, all bedrooms on second floor, currently planning a second floor laundry room.)
We have a 9 month old and another on the way, and hope to have several more. I was always sure a second floor laundry room would be good, but I've been hearing that while this avoids carrying laundry up and down the stairs, it means running up and down the stairs to switch loads, folding clothes upstairs, etc. I can see this being really inconvenient if we've got young kids playing downstairs--having to carry them upstairs, find a place for them to play while folding, etc.
Has anyone had experience with this and can weigh in one way or another? We are really close on our plans, but this is the last major thing we're looking at. We have room for the machines in our mudroom.
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