|we got one|
We decided to go for the dryer. I think the clincher was when I realized it could fit next to the bathtub, and I wouldn't have to put it in the cellar. But you'll see that the plug is hanging out the side. That's because the nearest outlet is on the opposite wall, in an odd position above the mirror.
|well, hello there|
There's another reason a dryer is key to my laundry system, though. Awhile back I decided that we'd each have one set of sheets and one towel, plus one set of each for guests. This way, I don't need to store any spare sheets and towels. It's a minimalist thing, I guess. I simply wash the towels and put them right back on the bar the same day - same with sheets. When they wear out, I get new ones. If there's an "emergency," we improvise. I love this system and was not ready to give it up. But you've gotta have a dryer to make it work, or you can end up stuck without sheets for a couple days while they dry!
The drying is still not incredibly efficient - you have to empty the condenser frequently (sometimes a couple times mid-load!), but luckily the bathtub's right there. And it can take a few hours to dry a large load. But I feel much better having one around.
So now you know.