The Laundry Room has arrived...are you ready?
Whether your laundry room resides in a small corner in your basement, off your kitchen or on the bedroom level of your home, it's become one of homeowner's favorite room to organize. Besides being a place to clean your family's clothes so that you can make your best appearance, a laundry room can serve as a craft area, provide space to stock up on your favorite cleaning products when you come across a great sale, and, most important, a new look to your laundry room goes a long way to making the task of washing, drying and folding clothes a pleasant chore.
Now, there are, of course, pluses and minuses in these locations:
- A basement laundry area is a typical and usual location.
- If you live in a split level home multiple flights of stairs can become an issue.
- Basements tend to be musty, cluttered or a catch area for stoarge if you haven't gotten around to finishing your room just yet... but that's another project.
- This location is out of sight and therefore not seen by many people.
- Bedroom level laundry rooms are great for convenience; however some considerations:
- Additional insulation must be installed to buffer sound and vibration.
- A base or pan must be installed beneath the washing machine to catch the possible overflow or leak of water from the machine to avoid damage to the first floor.
- It's awfully convenient to have your laundry area near where you dress and undress saving you time and effort in carrying dirty and clean laundry up and down steps.
- Plumbing lines can be tapped into from nearby bathrooms if you are able to plan your location right.
- A louvered door would need to be installed for proper venting and clearance; or you can choose to go door-less.
- Kitchen laundry room locations can be ideal
- Washer and dryer can be hidden behind coordinated cabinets within the kitchen.
- Nearby plumbing can be used.
- Convenience is key in this scenario.
- Where do you hang clothing that has to 'drip-dry'?
- Do you have folding space other than a kitchen table, island or counter?
Now that we've discussed some logistics, we hope you'll check back very soon to read our blog post about layouts, floor choices and machine types.
And, be sure to Contact Us so that we can design the laundry room you've waited for and wanted a very long time!