While the laundry room may not be the first space you think of when completing a large-scale renovation or designing a custom home, it is a vital part of your living space. That is why it is always worth taking some time to think about some important laundry room design considerations to ensure that your new or revamped space is functional, efficient, and appealing. As leading providers of large-scale renovations and quality custom homes, the team at Alderidge Construction knows how difficult it can be to design a room with each of these qualities. That is why we have compiled a list of important elements to consider for your laundry room to help you create the perfect space for your needs.
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4 Elements to Consider When Designing Your Laundry Room
To ensure that your laundry room is perfect for you, your family, and your home, it is important to consider the following elements:
1. The Appliances and Fixtures
Before designing your laundry room, you will need to determine whether your washer and dryer will be stacked or standing next to each other as this will significantly affect the amount of vertical or horizontal space you have. It is also worth thinking about sinks, tubs, and water connections as these elements will determine where shelving and other items can be placed.
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2. Worktop Space and Floor Space
Laundry rooms are often utilized as a multi-purpose space. Whether you are storing cleaning supplies, using the space to iron clothes, or storing other household items, you need enough space to do so. At the very least, it is always worth ensuring that you have enough worktop space to fold or iron clothes. In addition to surface space, be sure to consider the amount of floor space in your laundry room. A room that is too small can be difficult to move in while a room that is too large can be overutilized as storage space and create clutter.
3. Storage Options
Installing shelves, base cabinets, and freestanding cabinets can maximize the storage capacity of your laundry room while making it easier to keep everything organized. These units can either be constructed as part of the room or purchased as separate units and installed later.
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4. The Location
While many traditional homes will feature a laundry room on the ground floor, this location is not the most efficient or convenient for most homeowners. Since most laundry is generated from the second floor of your home, it is often best to have your laundry room on the second floor to maximize efficiency and convenience.
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