||08-23-2009 01:14 AM
Moving Washer and Dryer upstairs from basement
My husband and I just got done moving our w/d upstairs. His back is bad, and I had knee replacement, a few months ago..We are in our 50's. I am sooo tired of going up and down those basement stairs to do laundrey. We were lucky, our master bath had room, for w/d. We had to redo some plumbing, to move our commode. (we had room for that on the other side of the room). We ran a electrical outlets for appliances. We also had to tear our T&G wood off the walls, ran a outlet for dryer, and we ran a outlet for washer. We put the outlert for the washer up high so I can unplug it. We have a whirlpool duet washer, so we reinforced the subfloor, below in the basement. We also put installation in bathroom walls for noise control. Our brother in law got the dryer up, but we had to call a appliance company, who were very nice and came out, and got that heavy washer up stairs. I must say, that duet washer is the best washer I have ever had. Really cleans the clothes, and saves money. I always unplug it when it is not in use. I had a TV get a lightening strike one time, don't want that to happen to my washer. I generally unplug mostly everything, that is possible, when not in use. Anyway, we are pooped, but it was well worth it. I am a happy woman! My life is better, not climbing those stairs three times a week, three to four loads, everyother day! I bet it would of costa up two to three thousand dollars to have someone else do it. it took about a month, doing a little each day, but like I said i am a happy woman!! Now if we ever sell the house, new owners will have two choices of where to put heir washer and dryer!