The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Workshop yes, laundry room... flights of stairs, no thanks.

    In fact, my is on the ground floor, and if I do work upstairs in the coming years I will move it closer to the actual clothes.
     
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    Well, having a laundry chute eliminates using the stairs for anything but actually starting and unloading the machines.

    I'd prefer to dedicate furnished square footage to things that I use more often and actively.
     
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    Mounted microwave broke. Spent $500 beans on a new one. Fa-la-la.
     
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    Microwaves are serviceable--I hope you didn't replace it just because it stopped heating.
     
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    Well to service it was costly. I checked. I also wanted to get a better one. Since I am in a condo and don't have a range the vent fan is important so I got one with a better vent fan. (Pretty much the only thing I use a microwave for).
     
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    Our over-the-stove microwave broke back in January. I was boiling a large pot of water on the stove and the steam fried the key pad. Managed to find a replacement keypad for $140 so I didn't have to replace the whole microwave. Some good did come out of this though. The wife "made" me buy a Bayou Classic burner to use for brewing beer from here on out.
     
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    Maybe that is what happened to mine. Keypad wouldn't work or light up.
     
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    You still have to walk it back up. But this is a 1st world problem.
     
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    I really don't get this.

    Sure it's nice to have your clothes storage close to your clothes washer. But that almost always means close to the bedroom. I don't want a drier anywhere near my bedroom. Shit is loud. Plus that means keeping your dirty clothes near your bedroom.

    I say **** it. I have an almost 200 square foot utility/laundry room in the basement. I can have clothes piles 5 feet high before having to do laundry. And it's out of the way. I have massive drying racks so I can air dry virtually all my clothes. If I tried replicating the same space upstairs, I'd lose a lot (at least 10% of my 1000 sq ft bungalow) of my living space.
     
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    And it allows room for an ironing board.
     
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    Exactly.

    In my parents basement, you can hang dry to your hearts content, use a giant utility sink (kind of like this one:
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    ), and not care about the sound of things banging around the dryer.

    My old apartment had a similar sink and huge area in the basement laundry. My current apartment only has a room with machines and I miss having the giant sink for washing off grungy bike stuff, or paint brushes and rollers.
     
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    Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. I love it upstairs, our dryer is quiet to begin with and if it gets annoying we can just close the door.
     
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    +1

    My drier died last year and the one I got is quiet as a mouse. I have a washing machine that you can barely hear, save the beeps when done... Bosch designed these for the deaf. And you turn the wash on when you leave for work, dry on return, but the time you're upstairs its all finished.

    I agree with some of the commentary, but you can't beat the convenience of washing near the clothes, all new houses are being built this way. And nothing stops you from having a utility sink in the basement for odd jobs. I do agree, though. That big utility sink is gold. My parents old house had one, you could wash a baby hippo in it.
     

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