Although much of our time is usually spent in the laundry rooms, yet we tend to ignore this space while remodeling or renovating rest of the home. That is called being disrespectful to a feature that helps you a lot if you ask me. And, it is probably the big reason that most of the homeowners do not pay proper attention to the layout of laundry room while it would be under construction. Some people even use dark corners or garages for laundry purposes. If you think about the only fact that you are spending major part of your time in a confined space, you would surely be pretty convinced about paying attention to making this place ‘livable’.
Before you start remodeling, try to find answer of the questions that you should ask to yourself. For instance, you should know the reason why you are remodeling. You also need to find out the importance of features that you want installed in the laundry room. Keep in mind that answering these questions is the only way you can remodel your laundry room in a better way.
Main function of the laundry room
Laundry rooms aren’t supposed to help you just for washing and drying your clothes. If a laundry room is appropriately functional, you would think about storing everything that you don’t want to put in the attic. In other words, a laundry room can be a place that can provide you with accessibility to majority of household items that you tend to use on daily basis as well as on emergency basis.
If you consider these functions ahead of time, you will definitely be able to design the layout in this regard. However, you can always figure out about the storage organizing even with the little space but that would be pretty difficult.
The type of appliances that you want to use
The type of appliances you are intending to use is another factor that you should keep into consideration while remodeling the laundry area. For instance, if you are using top loading appliances, the area above appliances needs to be empty and spacious in order to allow the optimal usage of appliances. On the other hand, the front loading appliances can give you an option to build a counter over the appliances or you can put appliances under the countertop. It means that you can enhance the functionality of laundry space. Furthermore, you would always wish for having a backsplash and decorate it for design enhancement of the laundry room. Having front loading appliances would allow you for that. A little tip: you can make a horizontal faux brick wall to design the backsplash area.
Style of the space
Since you would probably not be an interior designer, styling of the space is something for which you can call a professional. The professional would not only help you in remodeling of the space from design perspective but he/she will also help you to enhance the storage options while keeping in consideration the space limitations.