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Should I move my laundry room into my living room?

11 years ago

We are a family of 5 with three young kids that generates a lot of laundry. My laundry room is currently located in the basement of a two story home. I am getting tired of hauling laundry up and down two flights of stairs. Since there is no place to add one to our second story, that leaves the main level. The only place we could add it to the main level is to our living room. The room is 14x24 so it is rather large and there are two walkways into it from other rooms. Would this look funny to a future buyer (we are not planning on moving for a long time)? We could put up a wall and enclose the laundry room leaving a decent sized living room remaining - or we could have the washer and dryer look built in with cabinets around it. This new space would back up to the powder room and be near the kitchen. The living room will be used for homework, play, games, etc. We have a separate family room. Thoughts? Would you just deal with it in the basement? Move it up?

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