Laundry Room Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Value
The laundry room. Often forgotten but never unused, a laundry room remodel is one of those areas where you can make an unexpected difference. However, since the laundry room gets used so often, it can be difficult or overwhelming to start renovations. Our experienced professionals here at Hometech Renovations are here to help!
One of the most common issues with laundry room design is a simple lack of storage. This issue can be an easy fix, so long as the current layout works for it. Shelving tends to be one of the easiest and quickest fixes. Built-in shelving boosts functionality and creates a clean, sleek look, and cabinets or a vanity add to the overall layout of the room.
Update the Walls and Floor
The walls and floor of any room can completely change the atmosphere. Light, cool colors can make the room feel open and airy, even in the basement. Recent trends have seen people adding tile to their walls. This isn’t a fad, it’s functional. Laundry rooms tend to be heavily used and abused, and the chance of dirt, water, pet hair, and coffee getting around is pretty high.
If you’re doing a laundry room remodel, you want it to last! A high-gloss paint will do the job, but tile on the floors and walls will provide better long-term protection.
Close Off the Washer and Dryer
The washer and dryer are their own “thing” in the laundry room. Separating them from the rest of the room can make the area more comfortable. You can do it easily on a budget with just a curtain. However, new doors would really up the ante for your laundry room remodel. Depending on the room, sectioning off the laundry area allows you to transform the space.
A washer and dryer will always be by the walls since they need access to plumbing and a vent. Instead of allowing them to be smushed up against a wall, you can create your own build-out for it. This even allows you to incorporate significantly more shelving with the laundry room renovation.
Create a Workspace
Work is work, even when it’s laundry. And just like work, it’s easier to get the laundry done when the area you have to work in is comfortable. If you struggle with folding clothes, set up a space where you can get it done comfortably. If you like to watch TV while you fold, or listen to music while you hang things up to dry, set up a space for that. Incorporating some table or counter space into your laundry room renovation increases the value of your home and makes your tasks more pleasant while you do them.
Add a Sink
As far as laundry room ideas go, an extra sink is a great option. Not only does it improve the laundry room design, but it’s also helpful! Sinks are a great option to pre-soak clothes or wash out chlorine and sand before you toss a swimsuit in the laundry. This can be a bit more labor-intensive, especially without pre-existing plumbing.
Laundry rooms are usually smaller spaces, so even though they involve plumbing and appliances, they can be a good place to start a renovation. The experts at HomeTech are excited to walk through all of your laundry room ideas and figure out what works best in your space. We’re proud to serve the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Contact us today at (215) 646-7477.
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