The Renovation project slowly continues. Just before we were leaving for a drive from Atlanta to upstate Massachusetts, our washer decided to die on us.
With lots of laundry to be done, this unexpected incident helped us make some decisions regarding our water heater and laundry set up.
We have a huge 50 gallon tank sitting where the dryer once was in out laundry. This prevents the washer and dryer form being side by side. Unfortunately, there is not enough space on the other side of the room for our dryer so it sticks out and makes any sort of organization a challenge. We looked into relocating a water heater back into its original crawl space location, but the logistics (and price) did not make sense. A “low boy” would cost $3,000 and a tankless $4,000. Replacing the current water heater and leaving it where it stands will cost approximately $1000.
So, our only option for gaining some space to sort and fold clothes and to maximize space in the room is to stack the washer and dryer. Luckily, I had picked up a stackable dryer off a Facebook garage sale group for $75. Now, we just needed to replace the washer. We ended up getting a front loading, stackable Kenmore from the Sears scratch and dent store and this thing is cool. It senses the amount of clothes you have and adjusts the wash accordingly.
Next, we need to have the electrical moved to accommodate the dryer and then we can stack the two. We will then give the room a fresh coat of paint and new shelving to accommodate a place to sort clothes into baskets I’ll also get a new counter top and have a place to fold. We’ll be working on this over the next few weeks! Check back in to see our progress!