Laundry Room Additions Offer Convenience and Functionality

Laundry Room Additions Offer Convenience and Functionality

March 25, 2020

Laundry room additions in Wheeling, IL are perfect for older homes with the washing machine and clothes dryer in the basement or an unattached structure on the property, as well as for families with laundry appliances hooked up in an uninsulated garage. Having a dedicated space to do laundry is convenient. You also want to think about the features that’ll make doing laundry easy as pie, like a hamper area, a sink and built-in cabinets.

Let’s take a look at the ways a laundry room addition can provide convenience, how to choose the right room layout and some tips for personalizing this kind of space.

Convenience and functionality

As mentioned earlier, some older homes have laundry hookups in the basement, where it’s cold, dark and maybe even a little scary. A way to modernize your old home is to have the laundry room on the main level of your house, where it’s more convenient for everyone. You should also make sure the new laundry room is built with must-have features that make doing laundry an easy chore:

  • Hamper station: Some families use individual hampers in each bedroom. Consider moving all hampers to the laundry room. This clears space in everyone’s bedroom and will keep clothes from piling up on the floor. Each family member can have their own labeled hamper to toss dirty clothes into at the end of each day.
  • Sink: A deep laundry sink is useful for hand washing delicate clothing items as well as rinsing filth off people and pets. No more tracking mud through the house!
  • Drying rack: A drying rack is a convenient feature to have to cater to clothes that are “hang dry” or “lay flat to dry” only. Since you’re building a new laundry room addition, opt for a built-in, pull-down drying rack from the start.
  • Cabinets and countertops: Cabinets with doors or simple open shelves placed over the washing machine and dryer provide an area for storing detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach, clothes pins, extra hangers and more. Extra cabinets in the laundry can serve as storage space for household cleaning supplies. Cabinets that touch the floor should have flat countertop surfaces installed at a comfortable height for folding clothes.
  • Extra room: A laundry room can double as a mud room or pantry. Add hooks and cabinets for coats, shoes, bags and non-perishable goods. This will keep clutter contained.

Layout and personalizing tips

The internet and magazines are full of laundry room inspiration. Save photos of spaces you love and make a list of must-have features and accessories that are within your budget for this project. It’s beneficial to consult a professional, so schedule an appointment anytime. As for personalizing your new laundry room, you want to choose the right lighting and a wall paint color that will brighten up the space. Hang framed photos and wall décor, and set up speakers so you can listen to tunes while you wash and fold.

Contact the knowledgeable team at Arch Pro LLC for more information about laundry room additions in Wheeling, IL. We’re here to make your home remodeling dreams come true!

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