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Need advice re moving laundry to 2nd floor

write4rx
17 years ago

Hi, We have a 20-year old two-story colonial with a laundry room off the kitchen. We would like to have a mudroom and would prefer that the laundry room was on the 2nd floor with all the bedrooms, so we are considering moving our laundry room to the 2nd floor and using the old laundry room as a mudroom. We have plenty of space to build a laundry closet by using part of our master bathroom.

I have had 4 contractors look at this job since last August. Each one seems confident that the job can be done, but no one seems to be completely clear on how they would do it. We are concerned about things like (1) venting the drying vertically through the attic; (2) using existing plumbing for the water waste; (3) setting it up to minimize the chance of leaking, etc. The estimate to do this job has ranged from $5000 to $20,000.

Has anyone tackled this type of project? Do you have any advice for us?

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