Remodeling Your Laundry Room Roanoke VA
New Castle, VA
Roanoke Window Cleaning by Larry Puckett
Jones Installations Inc.
Action Electric Co
Remodeling Your Laundry Room
Effective planning can help create a multi-purpose, usable laundry room.
Laundry is an ongoing chore, like dishes, and organization is the key to getting it done and done fast. If you are looking for a fall remodeling project, let me suggest looking at that crowded catch-all laundry room. Gone are the days of the washer and dryer in the basement or crammed in a corner off the garage door entrance. Laundry rooms have always been a necessity, but today's version is not just your grandmother's laundry room anymore.
Today's laundry rooms need to function in more than one capacity, often doubling as a mud room for the gardener and kids' muddy shoes in the wet season. How about a sewing center or arts and crafts area for the kid's homework and projects? The laundry room has even made it above the first floor, near the nursery or off the master bedroom . Most any free space could become the new laundry room, even along the hallway .
There are a few things to carefully consider when you get ready to remodel or even if you are building new.
- Good planning. Seek help from a professional when designing a new laundry room. Plan for the room to be closest to where the dirty clothes are. If this isn't possible, think about a laundry chute to keep from lugging the clothes from upstairs to downstairs . This would save on your back and time.
- Install plenty of counter space. Folding the clothes in the laundry room saves having to lug it somewhere else to fold it. It al...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine