The laundry room is one part of the home most overlooked when being built. It’s often left on the back burner and then remembered as an afterthought, landing in a basement or a small section of the home. When not executed well, you’re stuck with an awkward placement of appliances and lack of storage. But your laundry room should be a space where functionality reins king. After all, consider how much time is spent in there. So ask yourself: Is your laundry room living up to its greatest potential?
If the answer is "no," you may want to consider remodeling and reimagining your clean space. But before upgrading, consider these few points:
1. Do you want to relocate or redesign?
If you were planning to remodel your kitchen or another part of your home in the near future, it may be more cost effective to include the laundry room in that project as well for a seamless turnaround. If not, consider where you'd like the laundry room to go and if it's a fit while considering plumbing, tearing down walls and more. If this is a one-time project, then it’ll be important to discuss how to get the most bang for your buck with your current space.
2. Think of the room’s purpose
Decide if the room will be focused on washing clothes only, or if you have other plans such as making it a combo mudroom and laundry room, or if it’ll also be where you house pet supplies and the likes. With a clear plan in mind, designating the correct space for each section will be seamless.
3. What is on your wish list?
A remodel brings out the fun aspect of design. Incorporate more storage cabinets with clean countertops; lighten up with a fresh paint job for a pop of color; add new flooring that is easy to maintain; and buy new appliances to help tie the room together. You can also bring in fun accessories like a drying station or storage cubbies for the whole family.
For more tips and pointers, check out this step-by-step guide on remodeling a laundry room and reach out to us with any questions you may have to get your project started today.