The funny thing about laundry rooms is that these are the spaces we spent a lot of time, yet we consider these places while doing an afterthought after the home remodeling project gets finished.
This is the major reason we do not plan well about the size and layout of the laundry room while building the new home or doing remodel. In fact, most of us treat this place in the most awkward way. Want proof? You may be able to see most of the laundry rooms in messed up condition. Well, it doesn’t have to be like this. As discussed above, laundry room is the place where we tend to spend a lot of time, having this place in undesirable condition is only going to bring tiredness and anger in our behavior. On the other hand, a well-organized and tidy laundry room will not make us feel bad about doing laundry even for an entire day.
Having that said, there are a few things that you should take into consideration after you have finally decided to remodel your laundry room.
Focus on the function
Although main function of laundry room is…. well…. laundry, you need to think about it more specifically. Washing clothes is certainly not everything you would want to do in the laundry room. You will also not want to make this place boring in any way. Therefore, you will have to make sure that your laundry room provides you with enough room to carry out the activities you can do to stay fresh.
People usually want their laundry rooms in different ways. For instance, laundry room can serve as the storage room too. Vacuum cleaners and other equipment used for cleaning and maintenance purposes can find a better place in the storage made in laundry rooms.
The way you do laundry
The way you like to do the laundry can also be helpful in deciding the way you want to remodel this space. For instance, the way you want to dry and fold your clothes can be supported well by the laundry room’s structure. If you have bigger family, you may want to use individual baskets for everyone in order to keep the laundry room organized. Therefore, you can arrange items in your laundry room this way.
The kind of appliances you want
The kind of appliances and the way you want to arrange those appliances can influence your decision about the way you want to remodel your laundry room. For instance, you may want to put big appliances side-by-side or in the form of a stack. Stack option can help you save the space but it’s not suitable for the short people.
This is the big thing. You will have to see if the current budget you have lets you bear the cost of appliances and renovation according to your preferences. You can discuss all this with your contractor to have nice advice about the matter.