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Small first floor laundry or basement laundry

Posted by SandChicken (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 19, 11 at 17:08

Hi there! I will be moving in to a small 3 bedroom 1 bathroom twin as my first house in a couple weeks but am not sure what to do with the back room currently configured as a mudroom/laundry room. The room is 9x15 and opens into the backyard and kitchen.

The house is only about 1,350 sqft so space is at a premium. The living room is small and is currently the only place I can really entertain so I was thinking of moving the laundry room to the full, unfinished basement and converting the current laundry room into a half bath and family room.

Alternatively I could convert it to a half bath with stacked closet style laundry and use the rest as a sun room. The only problem with that is it could then only seat about 4 people, while if moving the laundry to the basement it could seat 6.

I am concerned with both my comfort as well as resell value, because I do intend to move on to a single detached house in about 5 years. Any opinions of tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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RE: Small first floor laundry or basement laundry

Moving the laundry to the basement wouldn't lower the value of the house.

Like you said every inch of space is a premium so don't waste it on washer/dryer on the main floor of the house when there is plenty of room in the basement. Lots of basements house the laundry in America so I would move them down there.

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