My New Washer & Dryer And Our Present “Laundry Room”

I lastly acquired my new washer and dryer final week! I spent about two months with out a washer as a result of I simply couldn’t make up my thoughts. I had just about determined to go along with the Pace Queen as a result of so many individuals really useful that model, however I simply couldn’t make myself undergo with that closing buy.

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So I stored laying aside the choice and washing garments by hand 😀 . Matt had already given me one deadline about 4 weeks into not having a washer, and I blew proper previous that deadline due to my indecision. So across the six week mark, I used to be heading to Dwelling Depot to get some paint or one thing like that, and as I used to be strolling out the door, I heard Matt say, “And PLEASE purchase a washer and dryer!!” So I knew I had higher not less than give the washers and dryers at Dwelling Depot a really severe look earlier than coming residence.

Properly, the Dwelling Depot worker that helped me that night made issues so easy. He was an older man, and he jogged my memory a lot of my late step-father. Speaking to him felt like I used to be speaking with an previous pal, and fairly actually, he in all probability might have bought me something. He might have simply satisfied me that I wanted a brand new fridge, and I in all probability would have purchased one. 😀

Once I began trying on the washers and dryers that night, I went on to the highest loaders with the agitators. I used to be about 99% positive that’s what I needed. However when my new pal informed me that he would solely ever purchase a entrance load washer, I wasn’t going to doubt him!

So we headed to the entrance loaders, he pointed me to a set that he really useful, and whereas he informed me all about his spouse, his travels, his adventures, his semi-retirement, I appeared up the shopper critiques on this set. And it simply so occurs that my new trusted pal led me on to one of the highly-rated washer and dryer units I’ve ever come throughout. So I didn’t even query the choice or name Matt to speak it over with him. I simply purchased them. Let me present you what I purchased.

I completely love this set. It was delivered final Thursday, and I used it just about nonstop for 3 days. The primary time I did load of laundry, I stood there watching it nearly the entire time considering to myself, “There’s no method that’s going to get garments clear!” 😀 I nonetheless don’t perceive how these entrance loaders get garments clear, however I’m a believer now! My towels have by no means come out of the wash this clear earlier than!

This specific washer holds 50 ounces of laundry detergent at a time, and meters out the quantity it wants for every load. Then it notifies me on my telephone when it’s operating low. I additionally love that the washer and dryer each ship notifications to my telephone when the laundry is 5 minutes from being completed, after which when it’s completed.

The washer can be able to washing AND drying a small load of laundry with out having to maneuver the load to the dryer. I’ll in all probability by no means use that characteristic as a result of it takes eternally (I’ve had an all-in-one earlier than, and I hated it), nevertheless it’s a pleasant characteristic to have simply in case I have to be gone all afternoon and want a specific one thing to be washed and dried by the point I get residence.

Anyway, I completely love this set, and I’m so thrilled with my buy. And I LOVE the UltraFresh vent system in order that I can maintain the door closed and never have to fret about dangerous smells within the washer. The thought of getting to maintain the door open to maintain it from stinking was certainly one of my largest points with a entrance loader, however with this one, it’s not a problem.

So whereas I’m completely thrilled with my purchases, it’s such an enormous disappointment seeing these lovely new home equipment in my present hideous “laundry room”. Folks steadily ask me the place our laundry room is as a result of I by no means present it or discuss it. Properly, I by no means present it or discuss it as a result of it’s actually the worst room in the home. Whereas each different room in our home began out tough, they had been all price saving. That they had good bones, so to talk.

Our washer and dryer sit within the so-called “sunroom”, which is the one room in the home that doesn’t even have good bones. It’s not even worthy of a lipstick-on-a-pig type of makeover. I wouldn’t even need to waste cash on paint for this room. The one possibility is to tear it down and begin over, which is precisely what we plan to do…finally. It’s an enormous room (about 13 ft by 30-something ft) the place I retailer my instruments and residential enchancment provides on one aspect, and the on the opposite aspect is the “laundry room.” So right here’s a glimpse at my “laundry room”.

The room makes me really feel unhappy. And scared. It doesn’t have a lightweight, so I completely hate getting in there at night time. The ground is layers of plastic, particle board, and business carpeting positioned over what I presume is the unique patio. A few years in the past, an animal chewed a gap within the very skinny wall, and a possum acquired in and couldn’t discover its method out and died within the nook. So the room simply freaks me out. I maintain the doorways in the back of the music room closed 100% of the time, and any time somebody has to come back again right here, I apologize profusely. I’m uninterested in doing that. I need this room gone so badly.

When you’re confused about the place this room is, let me make clear. That is the room that’s simply past the again music room doorways, that are at all times closed.

See this closed up window above the washer and dryer?

That’s the window that was once within the hallway rest room.

hallway bathroom before - edited 2021

Once I transformed that rest room, many individuals couldn’t perceive why on the planet I’d take away a window.

Properly, it’s as a result of that window wasn’t an exterior window. So right here’s what the ground plan of our home appears to be like like proper now…

And the purpose is to tear down that sunroom, in addition to the unique tiny “grasp rest room” (which continues to be sitting there, however is now utterly inaccessible), and so as to add on three rooms, together with a laundry room.

I lengthy for that day! I’m so grateful for my new washer and dryer, however I’m able to have an precise laundry room that I’m not afraid to stroll into at night time, and that doesn’t have a squishy particle board flooring, and that I do know will likely be free of untamed animals. However for now, I make do with what we have now. It’s the one possibility I’ve.