THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION
When deciding on the location of your laundry room, there are several key factors to consider.
Proximity to other rooms – Ideally, you want the laundry room near the bedrooms and kitchen for ease of carrying to and fro. Water supply – The laundry room must be close to a water source to hook up the washing machine easily. Proper ventilation – Good ventilation is key to preventing mould or mildew build-up and letting warm air from the dryer escape.
PLANNING YOUR LAYOUT
Laundry renovations can be a big project, but you can make the space highly functional with careful planning. The first step is deciding how you want to use the space. Once you have a clear idea of your needs, you can start planning the layout.
Consider space for a folding station, a hanging rod, and an ironing board.
If possible, try to create a symmetrical design. Be sure to leave plenty of space for doorways and windows. To make the room feel more homely, consider including some personal touches, such as artwork or photos.
COMPONENTS OF YOUR LAUNDRY
Apart from the washing machine, you should have a place to keep dirty garments. A laundry sink is handy as it gives you a place to pre-treat stains and soak heavily soiled items.
Decide on a side-by-side or stacked washer and dryer combo, depending on available space.
Choose a countertop material that can handle spills, laundry liquid, grease and dirt from soiled garments. A durable and non-porous material like quartz is easy to wipe down.
MEASURING AREAS FOR APPLIANCES
It is essential to take accurate measurements of the laundry room to ensure that you purchase the correct size appliances or that your current ones will fit into the space, while leaving enough room for storage and other amenities.
Calculate the square footage by multiplying the length by the width of the room. Once you have the square footage, you can begin to plan the layout of the space.
Some important measurements to take:
Your washing machine and dryer measurements. Although this seems straightforward, sizes can vary significantly between models. Wall-to-wall. If you still need to tile walls, remember to account for this. Floor-to-ceiling. Size and location of doors and windows and how much room they need when opened. Location of existing and future powerpoints and light fixtures.
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