Laundry usually piles up the most in bathrooms and bedrooms. Two-story homes with a laundry room on a lower level can be inconvenient if people have to tote several baskets of linens up and down the stairs each week. Second-story laundry rooms reduce the lifting, but homeowners who are ready to move the appliances upstairs need to continue with caution to avoid problems.
Check the Support
Basic washers and dryers are a safe weight for use in the upper levels of most homes, but older houses may need reinforcement even for smaller appliances. The installation of large-capacity appliances could mean reinforcement is a necessity even in a newer home. Have a general contractor inspect the home before you make any changes.