By Gina Varela Domenichini, Owner, Studio 38 Designs, Inc.
Many homeowners continue to invest in their homes to make them more functional, enjoyable, and valuable. A desire for a better home is particularly widespread among homeowners working part-time or full-time from home. It makes sense that the more time homeowners spend at home, the more often they seek more efficient, effective, and beautiful kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms, among other spaces.
There are Several Key Considerations to Creating a Dream Laundry Room
Consider the Usable Space in Your Laundry Room
An important consideration in designing a laundry room is having sufficient space for your needs. A minimum of 80 square feet is necessary if homeowners want a laundry space that features storage cabinets, a sink, a washer and dryer, and room to maneuver and fold clothes. We can help homeowners create the space they need to make a laundry area the envy of their neighborhood.
Consider How You Will Use Your Laundry Room
Today, the laundry room is for more than just laundry. Every homeowner’s habits and hobbies are different. Here are some additional lifestyle considerations when planning your laundry room:
Homeowners with children often have additional needs for their laundry space. The laundry room often needs to do double duty as a mud room or drop station for young children involved in school, activities, and sports. A designer can help select additional features, such as low cabinets, benches, and cubbies, to include in the laundry room design.
Do you have pets to care for that you need to consider in the laundry room design plan? Pull-out feeding bowls and a pet bathing station are helpful features pet owners can incorporate into their laundry room spaces to make the most of their space.
Crafts and Hobbies
Crafters and hobbyists often have different needs and may require appliance storage for sewing machines, equipment, notions, and supplies. The right design plan ensures that the laundry room can do double duty to accommodate their hobbies.
Many homeowners found themselves working from home but without the dedicated home office space. We have a few clients who wehave helped carve out office space in their laundry room. Many additional in-cabinet features can be added to a laundry space to accommodate a work-from home space.
Look to the Kitchen for Inspiration
Many conveniences that make a kitchen more functional and enjoyable can be applied to laundry spaces. Much like pull-out trash cabinets in a kitchen, pull-out hampers provide a convenient and hidden space to deposit clothes that need to be washed. Pull-out cabinet shelving also provides added convenience in the laundry room as well as in the kitchen. Drying racks in the laundry space are another welcome feature. Floating shelves, a convenient and functional kitchen design element, are also moving into the laundry room.
For design inspiration view our interior design gallery. Additionally, Wellborn Cabinet offers a helpful Inspiration Gallery that allows the user to browse by room.
To Get the Most Out of Your Laundry Room, Ask a Designer
If you want to create a laundry space that will provide the performance and convenience that your family wants and needs and can greatly enhance the value of your home, please call us at (408) 776-3838. Or make an appointment to meet with one of our designers and let us show you how to create a space that makes doing laundry a pleasure.
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