The Keys to a Great Laundry Room

Laundry does not have to be boring, a chore, or a pain.  We have helped numerous homeowners in Texas and Colorado convert space in their homes to a laundry haven. Here are the keys to creating a dream laundry room.

Adequate space. Ideally, the space should be at least 80 square feet if not larger to accommodate the washer, dryer, hampers, storage cabinets and solutions, countertops and work surfaces, drying racks, sink, ironing board, and other features that homeowners need.

In rooms where space is at a premium, we often recommend stackable washers and dryers, pull-out hampers housed in cabinetry, front-loading appliances that can be located underneath a countertop, or a combination washer and dryer.

Having sufficient countertop and work surface space is another key to a well-designed laundry room.  There should be adequate space to sort, fold, and iron laundry. For homeowners that may not need to iron frequently, we often suggest a pull-out ironing board as a space-saving option.

Similar to kitchens, a well-designed laundry room is an organized laundry room with adequate storage solutions to house laundry detergent, fabric softeners, cleaning supplies, hampers, and baskets.  Common storage solutions for laundry rooms include cabinets, drawers, shelves, baskets, and hampers. Homeowners in Dallas, TX and Denver, CO gravitate toward pull-out divided hampers that provide designated areas for whites, darks, and colors housed in cabinets.

Homeowners positively respond to quartz countertops for their laundry rooms because of their durability and ease of maintenance.  Other common countertop and work surface materials include stone, laminate, and ceramic.  Ideally, a deeper countertop provides adequate space for folding and sorting and to provide adequate space for a deep-basin utility sink that can be used for pre-treating stained clothing, hand-washing, and other tasks that can include bathing the dog.

A hanging rod and drying racks are additional must- haves in a well-designed laundry room for homeowners. Drying racks can be installed inside of cabinets to provide a clean, clutter-free look to the laundry room.  Hanging rods can be placed underneath overhead cabinets or from the ceiling.  The key is to provide enough room to hang clothes freely.  Clean lines can be enhanced by concealing hoses and appliance connections.

Like kitchens, the laundry room also needs to be properly ventilated and well-lit providing a combination of task and ambient lighting.

What features and design elements should be part of your dream laundry room? Give us a call at any one of our 6 Dallas or Denver locations or make an appointment to visit, and let us show you how to turn your dream into the envy of the neighborhood.

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