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Post# 301394   9/4/2008 at 12:42 (3,673 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

I signed up for the This Old House newsletter and the topic is 16 ways to upgrade your laundry room. Here's the link in case anyone is interested.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO autowasherfreak's LINK

Post# 301681 , Reply# 1   9/5/2008 at 15:55 (3,672 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

nice article.... thanks for posting the link

Post# 301834 , Reply# 2   9/6/2008 at 12:40 (3,671 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

You are very welcome Rich. I would love to do something to my laundry room. It's in the basement, and it's so creepy down there. There is a room that's completely finished in the basement, that I would like to make the laundry room. I just have to get rid of the old sink and cupboards, there's even gas line there for the dryer.


Post# 301859 , Reply# 3   9/6/2008 at 14:53 (3,671 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
go for it, James!

When I was a kid, our laundry was in the basement (we lived in Pittsburgh, PA) and it was sort of drab. My mom had a 57 Westinghouse Laundromat and 55 Frigidaire Filrator and a big set of cement stationary tubs, like you would use with a wringer washer. (She still had the old Dexter wringer washer in the corner too, but no longer used it.)

There was an article in one of her magazines about "sprucing up your laundry area," and so we decided to do it. She made some curtains for the window (which was below ground, in a well) and bought some bright paint. We painted the cement block walls yellow, and the pipes red enamel. Even the outside of the stationary tubs got it in purple. I remember being so excited about being allowed to help paint at the age of eight.

It sure wasn't one of those cool laundry rooms in the This Old House magazine, but that little splash of color helped. We had six kids and she did laundry six days a week, so I'm sure it helped make the task a bit more pleasant by brightening up that corner of the basement.

Post# 301914 , Reply# 4   9/6/2008 at 21:54 (3,671 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        
I will at some point....

It's only 1 of many project that I haven't gotten around to yet.

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