The best feeling is planning and setting up the laundry room you have dreamed of at home. You do not have to carry your dirty laundry to the nearest laundromat with having what you need at home.
- Always set a budget for the construction and equipment.
You cannot start putting your dreams into reality without a budget. It is healthy to stay within your means because a minimalist and functional laundry room does not have to be expensive. It has to be cost-efficient. You must plan on the materials, construction costs, laundry equipment, and cleaning materials.
- Canvass for durable construction materials.
Laundry rooms have to deal with chemicals, heat, and moisture. These environmental elements can damage the materials used for the countertops and cabinets. Thus, ensure that you choose cabinets and countertops engineered with durable materials to withstand the moisture and steam inside the laundry room.
You can ask us for the best materials for countertops, cabinets, and floors. We will recommend the ones that cope better with steam and moisture. Moreover, having a clear idea of the materials helps ensure that your needs and designs are catered to. It is always better to hear a piece of advice from experts.
- Install exhaust fan for ventilation.
Adequate ventilation is essential in your laundry room. We have mentioned how your laundry room deals with moisture and steam. Forgetting to install one will lead to mould growth.
Some forget to mention that this is an essential consideration because of the existence of heat pumps or condenser dryers. Although these dryers do not require vents, installing one in your laundry room lessens moisture and mould growth. After all, prevention is better than cure.
- Consider future laundry needs when buying a washer and dryer.
When buying laundry equipment, do not consider only the now. You have to think about your future laundry needs. Choose the washer and dryer that suits your current and future household size, especially if you expect your family to grow in the coming years.
You do not need the largest capacity for your washer and dryer; an average capacity is enough.
- Maximise laundry room space.
Most homeowners shy away from the idea of setting up a laundry room because of the space of their spare room. It may be small, but you can make it fully functional if you know how to maximise every space available.
Measure the laundry equipment accurately so you can install the right size of cabinets and countertops without sacrificing other elements that you plan to install in the room.
There are several things to consider in planning and setting up your ideal laundry room, but these 5 considerations help make the process smooth-sailing. So, are you ready to start on your laundry room? Don’t forget that you can always ask a professional for your layout and design. It’s better to have an expert by your side to meet your laundry room needs.