LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
If your kitchen and the laundry room are connected, it makes sense to remodel both at the same time as the essentials like plumbing and electricity will be linked. Choose a consistent style to give the feeling that your kitchen design is larger. If you don’t have a suitable space next to your kitchen remodel for a laundry room, there are many other places you can decide on for a location. As long as you have ventilation and preferably some natural light, you’re good to go.
It could be positioned in or beside a bathroom design, in your garage, or even in a purpose built space in your backyard with a covered walkway for all-weather access. A laundry room could also be located upstairs. As most clothes are stored in bedrooms, it makes sense to wash and sort them nearby. Just ensure that the door is solid, and your appliances are rated low decibel to ensure noise control. Placing thick rugs on the floor also helps with sound absorption.
How do you decide on a layout when creating a custom laundry room? First, measure the walls of your designated space.
- If you’re working within a small space, a galley design is the best option as it positions your appliances together on one wall, keeping plumbing and wiring together. Having your cabinets, washer, and dryer on one side facilitates ease of movement in a tight area.
- A galley layout works in any size laundry room but if you have more space then an L-shaped layout gives you more potential. With this layout, you can keep a mudroom, sink, or sorting area at the hidden end and position the rest, galley-style in the entrance section.
- An ample sized laundry room could be designed with an island layout, placing the island at the center as a work and storage space.
Whatever layout you choose, maximize your vertical space with hooks and shelving. This keeps your layout true to its aesthetic origins and frees up floor space.