We're planning to redo our bathroom, and currently it has the washing machine and laundry sink in it. It's our only bathroom. We have no room in the kitchen or any cupboards or any space whatsoever inside the house where we could hide away a washing machine. So our only option other than the bathroom is our garage. However, it is not attached to the house. Think large steel shed!
Does any one out there have their laundry in the garage? Or, would you be happy buying a house that does? Or, would you prefer a 'room' built off the shed so its cleaner etc??
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02-03-2013 16:29 #1
Laundry in the garage?
02-03-2013 16:39 #2
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02-03-2013 16:49 #3
Yeah I was thinking washing machine and dryer with bench space over the top, laundry-type sink and some cupboards as well. It really isn't too far from the house, but its not just through a door
02-03-2013 17:05 #4
I wouldn't mind a laundry in the garage - maybe have the appliance in a cupboard like a "European laundry" so that it's a bit protected from potential dustiness etc when not in use?
We're doing plans up at the moment to build a new place and we're actually planning a 'utility room' between the garage and house, not quite a laundry- but it's my opinion that near the garage is the best place for them!
02-03-2013 17:23 #5-
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At my parents house the laundry is in the backyard not attached to the house. I think it's good, its never bothered them cause you know you don't spend too much time in there. As long as you don't have to walk far.
02-03-2013 17:25 #6
I've lived in a house with the laundry in garage out the back and away from the house.
There was no real issue with it.
02-03-2013 17:33 #7Senior Member
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How about you tile a section of the shed 2x2m and then add the laundry sinks etc. at least you will able to mop/sweep that part of the floor and it makes it a bit separate to the rest of the shed or even use a wardrobe as a bit of a divider.
02-03-2013 17:35 #8Member
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I've lived in a house with laundry in a separate building outside the house and now we are in a dual occupancy place so us upstairs and another 1 bedroom house on the bottom and at this house our laundry is downstairs. It doesn't bother me too much just a little annoying when it rains
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02-03-2013 17:39 #9
I think as long as you can get to your laundry without having to actually go outside (as in, you have a door going directly into the garage from inside the house) then it's a great idea if you're lacking space .
As PP have mentioned, if you could make it a dedicated space/room so that you don't have to worry about dust and bugs etc. then it makes perfect sense. If it were me I'd just want to be able to walk straight into the garage from inside the house simply because on a cold and windy day you don't want to have to experience the yuckiness of outside just to do your laundry .
02-03-2013 18:09 #10
I wish mine was in the garage. I like to put it on at night and during kids nap times and its so loud during the spin cycle
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