Let’s start out by asking you – how often are you in your laundry room? Based on the size of the average family, someone is doing laundry roughly two to three times per week. That means you probably visit your laundry room even more than you initially realized.
Now, how much time did you spend designing your laundry room? Not that much, right? You probably just made sure you had the essentials and stopped there. Well, it is about time to get in there and get it straightened out so that it functions well for you and your family. A well-functioning laundry room can reduce the amount of time you spend doing laundry.
Here are 4 questions that you should ask when you are designing your new laundry room:
What are your goals with your laundry room?
Is there a reason why you are finally designing your laundry room? Are you trying to make it a nicer place to tackle this never-ending chore or make it more inviting for others to do their own laundry? Do you want a place where you can wash, dry, fold, and iron in the same location?
How do you want this space to function?
Part of this question will have been answered above, but you will also want to consider whether or not you will use this space for other things. For example, will you store items like batteries, flashlights, winter coats, and boots in here?
How do you do your laundry?
This may seem like a crazy question, but your answer will determine how you design your space. If you do laundry every single day, you might not need as organized of a system as someone who only does it once a week. If you hang a lot of your laundry to dry, you will want to incorporate enough hanging space for that, whereas it wouldn’t be needed otherwise. Depending on the time of day you do your laundry, you may need to implement additional lighting in this space as well.
What type of washer and dryer do you want?
You can choose from a washer and dryer that stacks or ones that sit side by side. Then there are front load and top load, with the front load giving you an extra countertop option. Everyone has their own personal preference, although sometimes it comes down to the space in your laundry room.
Design and Build Your Laundry Room with Us
Once you have answers to these four questions, you can begin to have fun and design your new laundry room. You can create it to work well for your needs, so that you will never find yourself walking into your living room to find a mound of laundry on your couch again – unless that is where you prefer to fold your clothes.
As soon as you design your new laundry room, you will have room for all your detergent, your dirty clothes, room for folding, room for drying, and a space for ironing. It will even be beautiful and relaxing, so you may find that you will want to sneak in there for a breather on occasion, just to get away from it all. Call us at 301-948-0100 if you’re in Gaithersburg or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss remodeling your laundry room or building a mud room with us.