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Your laundry room gets a lot of use, but do you give it the same attention to detail as your kitchen or bathrooms? Many homeowners approach laundry room design as an afterthought, which can result in a crowded, inefficient utility space relegated to the garage or a dark corner of the basement. Laundry is a chore that will never go away, so why not make it more enjoyable? Here’s what to consider as you remodel your laundry room.
What are your project goals?
Determine why you’re renovating your laundry room. If you simply want to modernize the space, buying new appliances and painting the walls may be all you need. However, if you hope to relocate it to another part of the house or expand the space by knocking down walls, you may need help from a designer or architect.
How do you want your laundry room to function?
In many homes, the laundry room is for much more than just washing and drying clothes. You may want it to double as a mudroom or storage space for cleaning supplies. Perhaps you plan to keep the dog’s food and water dishes or the kitty litter box in there or use the room as a home gym or craft space. Whatever you have in mind, any added functions should be part of the design from the very beginning.
How do you do laundry?
Do you pace yourself with a batch a day or have a designated laundry day once a week? If you have a large family, you may appreciate a hamper area to sort loads or a spacious countertop to fold clothes. Do you prefer to hang damp clothing rather than run it through the dryer? A built-in hanging rod provides a convenient place for this.
Front loader or top loader?
Your laundry appliance preferences will greatly affect your design decisions. If you like front-load machines, this creates the opportunity for additional counter space. You can also stack the units to conserve square footage. If you prefer a top-load washer, you’ll need a larger laundry room overall, with extra countertops and square footage to maximize the usefulness of the space.
What special features do you want?
Once your other design preferences and needs have established the basic function of your laundry room, the last step is to decide how to make the space as comfortable and stylish as possible. Top special features include:
- Utility sink
- Pet-washing station
- Rolling laundry carts
- Fold-down ironing board
- Sweater drying racks
- Additional storage cabinets
The professionals at USA Cabinet Store are prepared to answer all your design questions. We can remodel your laundry room into a beautiful, well-designed space that meets your needs without compromise! From gorgeous cabinets and countertops to high-end faucets and deep utility sinks, we have everything on your wish list and more. Contact us for a free consultation to begin your laundry room renovation in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, or Houston, TX.