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Remodeling Your Laundry Room
Remodeling your laundry room requires careful planning if you want to create a space that’s attractive, cost-effective, functional, and enjoyable to use. Many people turn to a remodeling contractor for help; but here are some tips to help you weigh your options and ideas to make your laundry room look nicer and function better with the least amount of effort and at a price that’s within your budget.
- Budget the Cost of the Remodel
Before you start the remodeling process, you need to figure out how much you can spend. Buying appliances can set you back thousands of dollars. Room decor, building cabinets, and plumbing are also quite expensive.
- What Do You Hope to Achieve?
You need to have a clear goal for the remodel. Do you want to make the space more functional, or you want to make it look nice as well? You also need to consider if now is the right time to do a remodel, and if it is, is this a one-off project or part of a larger project involving the rest of the house.
If it’s the latter, you might want to consider waiting to do it all at once since it’s more cost-effective. You can get a better deal from your contractor, designer, and other professionals if they are doing more work.
- Consider Other Functions of the Laundry Room
Washing and drying isn’t the only function of a laundry room. Most people use their laundry rooms to store all sorts of things such as brooms, vacuum cleaners, sports gear. So you need to figure out what else you want to use in your laundry room and create space or those things. Create a smart system of cabinets to take care of all your storage needs. You can opt for floor-mounted base cabinets, open shelves, wall cabinets, or any other storage solutions that your designer will help you come up with.
- Decide On Which Appliances to Buy
The type of machine you choose will dictate the design and layout of the laundry room. So do your research to find the most suitable appliance matching the design you have in mind. If you want more space, stacked appliances might be perfect for you, but if you have short people in the family, they might find it challenging to reach the top controls.
Front-loading machines allow you to add a countertop for sorting and folding and are within reach for everyone. If you want boldly colored appliances, ensure that it will coordinate with the laundry room décor. Neutral colored appliances don’t draw attention allowing the room’s beautiful décor to shine through.
- Design the Space
Once you know which appliance to buy and have narrowed down the room’s primary function, you need to look at how you can make your laundry room more comfortable and stylish. You can use Pinterest to find inspiration and see how other people organize their laundry space. Look for rooms similar to yours in size and shape.
If you have the budget and space, you can add a large island that you can spread all your laundry onto for sorting, but if you don’t install countertops on the base cabinets. Make sure the countertop material you use can withstand spilled bleach and detergents. Engineered stone and high-end quartz countertops are solid, smooth, and have excellent resale value but are expensive. In contrast, solid surface and laminate counters are more affordable but equally smooth.
Your flooring should also be made of durable and resilient material that resists moisture and doesn’t lose dimension when soaked. Concrete, sheet vinyl, porcelain tile, ceramic and luxury vinyl are ideal for laundry room floors.
Finding a Professional Remodeling Contractor
Remodeling the laundry room can take a lot of time and effort, but these tips will help make the process smooth. If your remodeling is labor-intensive and expensive, you might want to hire a professional design-remodeling contractor to help you navigate any unexpected problems and provide you cost-cutting insights to keep you within budget. And look no further than Authentic Concepts Kitchen & Bath Design!