(Closed) Basement laundry vs. Upstairs laundry room

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll:

    Even if it means you have to get the bigger/more expensive house, upstairs laundry is SO worth it!

    It's nice, but shouldn't be a major factor in the decision.

    It's better to have the laundry room in the basement.


  • Post # 47
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We have laundry on the upstairs floor with the bedrooms and while it is nice, it really isn’t something I would weigh very heavily when deciding between two homes.  I’ve never had laundry on the bedroom floor before and never really found it to be a big deal wither way.

    Post # 48
    5669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I guess I’m in the minority but I would never want my laundry next to the bedroom and would much rather prefer it in the basement. Since I would be getting a lot of my laundry done when the baby is sleeping, I would not be able to use the upstairs units. The noise of the washer and dryer going could wake the baby up and would drive me crazy if I put it on before bed. Also I don’t fold clothes instantly 100% of the time. So if I only have time to switch the loads then I would see the laundry sitting there every time I walk by. And most people I know who have the laundry upstairs do now have a large area to keep laundry baskets and need to put laundry away eveytime they do a load of clothes.

    Post # 49
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    We love our upstairs laundry and it has a drain in the floor in case of water leaks.  very convienent and I would rather walk upstairs to change the load a few times than carry laundry down to the basement and then still have to change the load all the time.  I guess mainfloor would be fine, but I don’t like having to lay flat to dry my delicates in plain view of the main living space. 

    Ours is situated so that it only shares a wall with a bedroom closet and the hallway where the stairs come up, so it won’t be disturbing us with noise.

    I do also recommend the bigger space, we ended up moving after a few years because even 1500 sqft with two big bedrooms and an open floorplan downstairs wasn’t right for the two of us.  We have different hobbies, he likes to be up late and play xbox games with loud explosions, and I like to read in peace at night and be a bit messy in my space, so some seperation was important to keeping stress low.  

    Good luck!

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