Sidebar: The Laundry
The laundry is part of a generous walk-in closet situated behind the entertainment center and beside the bathroom. In terms of layout, the location made it convenient to the bedroom, and in terms of utilities, it provided direct access to the main plumbing systems. In addition, the laundry serves as something of a mechanicals room, with the HVAC blower located in an overhead space.
By May 2016, the sill plates started going down; the closet pretty much fills this view, with the laundry at the back center.
The platform, below, will raise the washer and dryer to "human height" so as to be kinder on my back.
At the far left of this view from the bathroom, the plumbing for the washer can be seen.
And at the far left of this overhead view, the platform for the HVAC blower is taking shape.
The blower platform was rebuilt in September 2017 to accommodate a different model. The access door, which occupies most of the image below (with the platform to the right), is large enough for the blower to be removed and replaced if necessary, something that was not possible before.
Here's the blower platform from above.