When we bought this house, the laundry room was off of the kitchen on the main floor of the house. As much as I loved the orange laminate counter top (I should have taken a close-up of it, it's sort of hidden in the photo) and the linoleum backsplash, we decided to make some changes.
Because upstairs in a bedroom closet was a second kitchen. You heard me right, a second kitchen, in a bedroom closet. And I didn't really want my toddlers to have access to a stove in their bedroom in the middle of the night.
And since we were tearing out the kitchen, and it already had plumbing, it seemed like a good place to move the laundry room.
We are happy to leave the last year of using the laundromat behind us.