well as a 30 amp breaker. Youll need to devote a weekend (or two) to getting rid of a few things. Jami from An Oregon Cottage shows ideas for remodeling a garage living area. The cost for having a new washing machine and dryer installed varies depending on the existing plumbing and electricity connections, the location in the home, and the machines themselves. Im not saying that you need to go vacuum your garage floor (although you could if that kind of thing makes your heart sing but starting with a good, thorough cleaning would make your laundry room/garage seem 100 times better. Are the windows where you could put up a nice valance? Prevent trouble before it starts. A handyman is likely to charge 25-150, depending on how much labor is required.
The trick to this step is implementing your fix before the temperatures become extreme. Installing machines, once the hookups are in place, installing a new washer and dryer is a simple, straightforward project. Design Dilemma, my washer and dryer is down stairs under next to the garage. First of all, depending on where you livewhether its very cold or very warmyour garage should be insulated and heated (or air-conditioned). Not sure about resale value if a washer and dryer is moved to a garage. You could even convert a corner into a space for your favorite pet, which will make the whole family responsible for keeping the corner clean. You know your own style.
The installation cost can be 350-600 in a space close to existing water, electricity and gas lines; connecting the space to more distant water, electricity and gas may cost 700-2,000, depending on the amount of labor required. Frozen pipes are no fun. Sweep down all of the cobwebs, get rid of the spiders, giveaway any and everything that needs to go to a new home, and sweep the floor meticulously. If your garage isnt heated or if its difficult to keep it at a moderate temperature, you should consider installing a false floor. Share your best tips. I can promise you will be much less cranky if you choose to install that garage fan in 70 degree weather as opposed to 98 degree weather.
Installing electrical circuits, dryers require a 240V circuit, while washing machines use a standard electrical outlet. They can email you an estimate for a service call or theyll even be happy to come to your home to fix whatever problem youre having with your garage door. If the wall that separates the garage from the rest of the home is insulated, the insulation will also serve as soundproofing, reducing transmission of the noises and vibrations coming from the washer and dryer.