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Old 03-17-2017, 06:17 AM   #1
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Small Laundry closet remodel question


I have a small laundry room off my main floor bathroom. I got a new washer and dryer and want to spruce up the room a bit. I've looked a few ideas online, and I want to do something like this:



I will install 2" wall cabinets, a hanging rod between and a counter top above the washer and dryer.

My current looks like the attached file:


My question is, what is typically done with the shut offs and stand pipe in these types of remodels? Doesn't seem like they would be behind the units, as they would not be that accessible. Also, wouldn't you want the longer standpipe to help prevent overflows? I know I could install a nicer looking laundry box for those connections, but I'm curious about all the examples I'm seeing online where the valves and standpipe aren't visible at all. Also, since I"m planning to install a counter top above the units, If I don't change the height or location of the standpipe and shutoffs, I would have to notch the counter top or shim it away from the wall. Attached Thumbnails
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Usually the valves and drainpipe are installed closer together and a bit lower down on the wall than you have. And the white plastic box helps make things look a bit more organized and aesthetically pleasing. The box also provides a way for any minor leaks or drips from the values to drain down.

Here's the remodel job I did on my laundry closet last year. (I've since added tile backsplash.)
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That's a good question. If it was me, I would put all that in the back of the upper cabinet above the washer. Shut-off valves should always be accessible.

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I just redid/built a laundry room and did exactly as ZZZZZZZZ with the water shutoffs just above the washer dryer...... so we can easily shut it off as convenient....

Never thought of dropping it behind a cabinet..... but check plumbing specs for washer standpipes as there are specific requirements.... (I can't recall them immediately.)

Also, if you have front loaders... several considerations.

1) Some manufacturers recommend that you leave the washer door open to prevent mold... so you may design your closet accordingly

2) Those front loaders are efficient but also a PIA bending over to find the last sock. Manufactures make (rather pricey at $500) risers at about 14-15". My wife also wanted a countertop (or at least the top of the washers) available. We just built a 7-8" wood riser as a tradeoff. Seems to work fine for her.

3) If your venting will allow, they also make a recessed vent box that allows the dryer to be pushed back closer to the wall.

4) Those front load washers are heavy (counter weights in them put them at 200 or so lbs)... so you'll probably want to consider accessability of the washer if you have future maintence issues.

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As a side note, most plumbers recommend keeping the washing machine valves closed except when in use. Even braided hoses are susceptible to bursting under pressure.
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As a side note, most plumbers recommend keeping the washing machine valves closed except when in use. Even braided hoses are susceptible to bursting under pressure.
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Especially without drainage in your flooring.... we do shut ours off every time we are travelling..... actually, I wish I had an accesable shutoff for the icemaker supply.
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