A well-designed laundry room makes life easier. Once the area for the washer and dryer and clothes-care has been decided, you can make this room so multipurpose it will be part of daily life. Sink, counters, mudroom and storage are all elements that will make you more efficient at carrying out daily household tasks. With good planning, the right furnishings and appropriate materials, spending time in the laundry room takes on a whole new meaning!
The design of an efficient multipurpose laundry room starts with good planning and by clarifying some key elements:
For real efficiency, the laundry room should be located close to the hub of activity in the home. You’ll cut down on the number of steps needed to carry out daily activities and help de-clutter your other rooms. Proximity to plumbing and the hot water tank is, of course, imperative.
If you locate your multipurpose room just steps from the back door, or the entrance used most often, you can make a mudroom or entryway to the rest of the house. By filtering the morning and evening traffic, you can say good bye to coats and school bags strewn over the floor or sports bags no one knows where to put!
Furthermore, a laundry room
If you don’t have an extra room you can use for a laundry room, a well-designed closet is still a viable solution. Well-planned storage, adequate lighting, and without too much effort, you can create a practical laundry space.
It is essential to define the needs and expectations of the members of your household. You then must assess your options in relation to your available space. Consider the following:
Budget and work involved
Creating a laundry room involves plumbing and electrical work, as well as finishing a room or area of the house. Here are certain elements you need to consider when working out your budget:
You will probably need professionals to perform certain tasks. This will add to your costs; quite a lot sometimes. So, be sure to allow for this possibility in your budget.