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Basement laundry room vs 2nd floor laundry closet?

5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

Our laundry area is currently in an unfinished space in the basement, which I don’t like (don’t like cold, unfinished feel mostly). Looking to the future, I could either finish this space and make a nice ~9x11 laundry area with cabinets, folding counter and sink (or maybe sink/dog bath combo!), or I could put a full size stackable washer/dryer in a closet on the 2nd floor by the bedrooms and use the current laundry space for extra storage (it is currently part of storage area and connects to finished basement area).

Clearly the 2nd floor is more convenient than the basement, but is it enough more convenient to give up the extra space for laundry baskets, folding counter, hanging rod, sink, etc? Resale matters as we won’t be here forever.

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