|Re: Washer/Dryer in Common House/Units||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Argyle (argylemines.utah.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:10:01 -0700 (MST)|
> I'd like to hear how those of you doing laundry in the common house feel > about it. Laundry rooms tend to get stuffed into leftover basement corners, a hangover from the days when ill-paid overworked twelve-year-old maids did the washing. Most architects having wives who do the laundry, they see no reason to change the location or ambience. Regard the common house laundry room as a place for socializing, and design it accordingly: pleasant, well-lit with preferably natural light, and with counters or a table big enough for several people to be folding and sorting their dry laundry at the same time without bumping elbows. Make it big enough, with extra hookups, so you can add more machines, if needed. A built-in ironing board that folds down from the wall would also be nice. In addition to being small, our laundry room features the common house furnace hanging down through a huge ragged hole in the ceiling. Ugh. They'd never have been permitted to do that in any other room. I do appreciate the big window. We have 26 units, of whom maybe half(?) have their own machines. The laundry has two front-load washers and two gas dryers. That would be enough, if so many residents didn't have similar work schedules. As it is we have laundry rush hours nights and weekends -- one more reason for this particular procrastinator to put the laundry off! Kay Wasatch Commons Salt Lake City, Utah argyle [at] mines.utah.edu *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:* _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Washer/Dryer in Common House/Units Jasmine Gold, December 11 2001
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