What’s On Your Laundry Room Wish List?

laundry-roomWhile staying on top of dirty laundry may not be anyone’s favorite household task, having a well designed, organized laundry room can certainly turn the job into a more tolerable experience.

Are you considering remodeling your laundry room? Keep in mind that budget and space availability can determine your design possibilities, so check with your home remodeling services contractor in Scottsdale about what may work well for your home.

Before forging ahead, it’s a smart idea to create a wish list to determine what features will realistically fit into both the space and within your budget. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Do You Want to Rearrange the Layout?

If you plan to purchase a new washer and dryer, consider a stackable washer and dryer, especially if you are hoping to gain some usable space. For those with limited space, a combination washer/dryer unit is one option. These appliances feature both the washer and dryer in a single appliance, so it takes up approximately half the space.

What About Adding a Utility Sink?

If your current laundry room doesn’t already have a sink, you might want to consider adding one during the remodel. Utility sinks come in a wide range of styles and prices, and require plumbing.

Dreaming of Storage?

Always consider storage space when remodeling your laundry room. Depending on your space and appliance styles, the best storage option might be overhead horizontal cabinets and shelves, or vertical cabinets.

Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Have a Sorting and Hanging Area?

For most people, before they begin actually doing their laundry, the clothes need to be sorted. If you are remodeling, design a sorting and hanging area, instead of trying to awkwardly accomplish this job in the middle of the laundry room floor. Try incorporating various laundry bins, arranged horizontally or vertically – each container can represent a laundry load. Also, look for an ideal location to install a hanging rod. It should be located close to the dryer, helping you to easily pull clothes from the dryer and quickly slip onto hangers.

Don’t’ Forget About Folding and Ironing

Instead of tossing your clean laundry in the middle of a bed or couch for folding, design a folding area as part of your laundry room-remodeling project. And if you have room on one of the walls, think about installing a built-in ironing board cabinet. This way, instead of dragging out and setting up an ironing board in another room of the house, you only need to open the cabinet door to release the ironing board.

At Republic West Remodeling, we can help with all of your home remodeling services in Scottsdale. Whether you want to remodel your laundry room, refresh your bathroom, improve your kitchen or build an addition onto your home—we can bring your vision to life!

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