A reader writes: “What is your professional opinion of having a washer dryer in a master suite closet? I have had people either love it or hate it, so I had my architect draw up a separate utility room that would be accessible from the kitchen in my home at Westlake. I also have a full size stackable area with a pocket door upstairs so it is not the only W/D area in the home. BTW, great homes, less than $500,000…”
Gosh, I’m torn on this. This is like the question, is it better to have the laundry room up or down? (I’m bad: I say, both.) I tend to be a “downstairs laundry” off the garage door type-gal, but when we’ve stayed in vaca homes (like the gorgeous one last weekend, at Cinnamon Shores) where the laundry room was off the master, I loved it. I mean, this is where all the laundry ends up: clothes, towels, sheets. In my perfect home world, I would have the laundry in or off the master and then have a small stack unit in the kitchen for kitchen towels only. I have this thing about laundering kitchen towels (“toallas de cocina”) separately from any other items in my household because I’m so OCD. But others worry about leaks from the machine that might destroy your clothes, or make the closet smell damp. I don’t know, what do you think?