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Laundry Room Solutions
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


In the past, when it came to a home remodeling project, the laundry room was rarely considered a space worth investing money in and it often fell through the cracks. However, in recent times, homeowners are realizing just how much time is spent in the laundry room. Just like transforming the kitchen or bathroom into an efficient space, the laundry room can be remodeled to make your life just that much easier.

Often times, there is one member of the family that typically handles the laundry for the entire household. In such cases, their input on the remodel would out weigh the others. Take into consideration who will be occupying the space and how to optimize the current arrangement.

Several aspects should be taken into consideration when remodeling the laundry room. As a homeowner, you can decide which elements would suit your life style and make your laundry room experience more enjoyable. Below are some considerations you may want to consider when remodeling your laundry room:

• Effective Lighting: Doing laundry requires you to pay close attention to colors, matching articles, and using particular detergents, softeners, and bleaches. Making sure that the lighting is uniform throughout the space will make these tasks easier and ensure that steps run safe and smooth.

• Efficient Space: Having enough space hang your clothes, iron them, and fold and sort them is essential. Consider installing a countertop for folding and making room for sorting bins. Also, it is a good idea to provide a separate space for hanging wet articles of clothing.

• Location: More and more homeowners are realizing that easy access to the laundry room makes their lives ten times easier. Carrying baskets of clothes up and down flights of stairs is not only dangerous, but time consuming. If your current laundry room is located in the basement, consider re-locating it to the main floor.

• Upgrading: During a remodel is it often a good time to consider upgrading your current washer, dryer, and sink. New technologies have brought incredible high speed, energy efficient products to the market. Not to mention the additional features that the machines are equipped with to make your life easier.

• Décor: Last but not least, put a creative edge on your laundry room and transform that dark, damp, colorless space into a bright welcoming retreat. After all, whether you enjoy doing laundry or not, it is something that needs to be done and you will find yourself spending hours on end in that room.

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