Do check the temp, but I'd use the space if it is at the proper temp and out of the way, once primary fermentation is done you can either secondary it to get a clearer transfer to bottles, or you could just move it to someplace else that is not close to the washing machine so it could settle more easily, temp is not that important after fermentation is complete.
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Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash