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Laundry Room Solutions
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
• 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.