The Family Room Laundry Room
If you've got athletic adolescents, then you've undoubtedly spent myriad hours sorting through and washing team uniforms, often in that windowless cave otherwise known as the basement. For Dana Cristee, wife to Jeff and mother of three sports-mad boys, doing the family's usual three loads a day in their old house also meant schlepping overflowing clothes baskets from second-floor bedrooms. "I was always going up and down the stairs to our basement," says Dana. "And spending what seemed like more time down there than in our living room."