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View Poll Results: How large is your laundry area/room?
w/d are in a room which is primarily for another function (e.g., kitchen) 12 14.12%
w/d in a hallway or dedicated closet 32 37.65%
w/d 7 8.24%
50-100 square feet 16 18.82%
101-150 sf 5 5.88%
no laundry at home 4 4.71%
other 9 10.59%
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#31 of 35 Old 05-20-2009, 10:59 PM
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I voted w/d in a dedicated closet but they are actually in 2 closets. The washer is in one small closet that used to be a linen closet and the dryer is across the hall in a larger storage closet. The "dryer" closet still has some storage room in it. It is a little strange in that you cannot quite throw the clothes from the washer into the dryer but I have trained my sons to help me and they run the clothes from the washer to the dryer
PS There was originally a dedicated laundry room off the kitchen but the house was remodeled and the kitchen enlarged and the laundry room eliminated.
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i chose other. not really sure of the size, but it's pretty large. we keep our washer/dryer outside on a large covered patio (separate from the patio we use for sitting). we also keep our hampers out there, a drying rack, a clothesline, my daughter's diaper pail and our weight bench and weights.

in southern california you can do (and hang) your laundry outside year round and i love that it frees up space in the house.

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Originally Posted by ChampagneBlossom View Post
Sunny - that's a lovely wall color for the painting you have there!
Thank you!

That's the third color for that room. It was hard to get it right, but I was specifically going for a color that worked with that painting and two others in the living room of similar scenes. This "cranberry splash" color is repeated in little accents throughout the downstairs.

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Our laundry is in the "mudroom" area. The back door opens into this shed-like probably 8'x 15' room. We have a shoe rack and coat rack immediately inside, the washer and dryer and a built in bench with storage (which rarely get accessed because we dump all our junk on top!). We also keep the dog dishes there, and the cat food and water on top of the dryer (dog proof).

Our house is wacky in that this mudroom opens into the kitchen, but also to the split-level addition that contains our downstairs family room and the upstairs "master suite." So, if the laundry machines are running (we cloth diaper, so they're running every other day at least), it's pretty much a ruckus unless you're hanging out way up front. And really, who hangs out in the dining room or the guest bedroom? We use the subtitle feature on DVDs a lot because the laundry can get so darn loud. It's a pain, but I'm grateful to have laundry at home, after years of apartment living and using the laundromat.

I FANTASIZE about a laundry room with a door that closes it off from the rest of the house, storage cabinets, space to hang, a folding table and having an ironing board set up at all times. FANTASIZE, people. It's sad.

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I put other because I wasn't sure how a laundry in the basement should be counted. We do use the unfinished basement for a few other activities but it is mostly for laundry.

However, we are building a house soon and the laundry will be a dedicated room between the mudroom and the kitchen. I will have a sliding door that goes directly out to and area with an overhang where I can hang laundry year round for drying : The laundry room will be about 170 sq. ft.

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