Laundry is often far from being a favorite household chore, but it does need to be done. A well-designed laundry room can improve efficiency as well as make the whole experience less daunting. Because homeowners spend so much of their time in the laundry room, it only makes sense to put as much thought and care into a laundry room addition as you might any other room in the house. If you don’t have a laundry room or closet, consider adding one! Having a dedicated area for washing, drying, ironing, and folding can streamline laundry day and eliminate piles of clothes on the floor. Use these tips from Gainesville remodelers at Quality DesignWorks to help create the laundry room of your dreams.
Some people prefer to air-dry clothes, so permanently installed clothing rods serve as a handy alternative to cumbersome drying racks. These rods offer a convenient place to hang delicates straight from the wash and can double as additional storage when not used for drying clothes. In homes with limited space, a pullout valet rod can perform the same role.
Surfaces of differing heights are helpful for completing different laundry tasks, such as sorting and folding. If space is a concern, the tops of front-loading washing machines and dryers serve as convenient counter space for folding. In households with small children, low cubbies can be used as a short counter to encourage children to retrieve their clean laundry themselves.
Ventilation is vital for an effective laundry room. Without proper ventilation, the room will become too damp, leading to mold. When building a laundry room, make sure to include an external window or door that can be propped open while the washing machine is running. This will also provide lots of natural light, perfect for seeing pesky stains.
Cabinets and cupboards are vital for any laundry room to store detergent and other cleaning supplies, laundry baskets, and drying racks. With enough space, the laundry room can even double as a linen closet. Both under and above counter storage will help homeowners optimize their laundry room.
Conserve Space And Energy
In homes with limited space, a popular tactic is to integrate the laundry room into another room, usually the kitchen or bathroom. Homeowners who are planning an upcoming bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel might consider tackling a laundry room remodel at the same time.
If you’re ready to optimize your laundry space, our remodeling company in Gainesville is here to help. Contact us today for a consultation!