Wednesday, December 3, 2014

laundry room layout

We went out to the site today to get a few plumbing design questions answered.  We're planning to re-design the master bath and the laundry room.  Both designs involve moving doors around, so luckily we're not too far along in the building process yet.

Here's the initial laundry room plan.  It has the washer & dryer placed on an exterior wall, which is undesirable for water lines.

Our plumber recommended shifting the appliances to the interior wall of this room.  Which, prompted our builder to recommend shifting the door.  I like this galley-style layout, but it's a little difficult to picture on paper.  The only thing I'm noticing that may be less than ideal is the window placement.  I wish it was in the center of the room.  I have no idea why it's not... let's pretend it's structural.

Because of the window, I don't think we'll be able to put upper cabinets above the washer and dryer (boo!).  But, we've got the entire south wall to work with.  Even with a wonky window, I think this could be really nice.  I did check our dryer specifications, and the swing door is reversible (woo!).  Thank goodness for that.  It'll mean for a super-short dryer vent run to the outside, and it's much better than some alternatives we discussed today.  One of which was venting the dryer out at the deck.

Does anybody have their dryer left of the the washer?  It seems a little unconventional, but I think we can make it work.

A few other little "wins" for the day:
  • Most of our windows were installed today!  They're amazing!  Pictures coming soon.
  • BestBuy accommodated our need to push back our appliance delivery date.  There's no way we'd be ready for these next week.
  • According to the online owner's manual, our LG natural gas range includes a liquid propane conversion kit.  This means we don't have to search model numbers and buy one.
  • We're installing an infinity edge pool & commercial water slide.  Kidding... I'm just enjoying a little Property Brothers at Home as I type tonight. :)