February 10, 2016 by Caleb Haniquet
Ways to Spruce up Your Laundry Room:
When people think of home remodels, the laundry room isn’t typically the first room in the house that comes to mind. However, remodeling your laundry room is a great chance for you to add more space, storage, countertops, sinks, and even some new washing and drying appliances, because after all, the laundry room is an area that is used almost every day in some households. Yes, doing laundry is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be a chore if you turn your boring laundry space into a roomy, organized, bright and lively area that won’t make washing clothes seem so tedious.
When choosing your flooring options for your new and improved laundry room, you need to really be careful with your options, because the laundry room, like the bathroom, is a room that is subjected to moisture and water stagnation, which can certainly ruin many floor types. Luxury vinyl is a great choice when remodeling your laundry room, because it is durable, inexpensive, and low maintenance. Ceramic tile is also another option for your laundry room floor because it shares the same advantages as luxury vinyl. The best thing about these two types of flooring is the limitless options they have to offer when it comes to variety. You’ll be sure to find the look that suits your desires for your new laundry room.
Countertops and cabinets are smart additions when remodeling your laundry room because they provide extra space and storage. Countertops are nice for a separate folding and sorting station so you aren’t rummaging through piles of clothes and dropping newly cleaned clothing on the laundry room floor. You can also add a built in sink to your countertop for those instances where you have to hand wash clothing. Additional cabinets are a fantastic way to provide more storage options in the home where you could not only stow away your laundry supplies, but also keep other household items that you have yet to find a home for.
Probably the best part about remodeling your laundry room is the fact that you get to shop for a new washer and dryer. Front-loading machines tend to be a bit more expensive than top-loading machines, but are far more energy efficient, fit more clothing, and are easier to reach into, therefore, you are definitely getting more bang for your buck. When shopping for dryers, it’s important to not get fooled into buying a big complicated machine with fancy features and spending well over your budget. The main features a dryer should have are the heat levels, fabric options, and timed and auto-dry, the rest is just there to burn a hole in your pocket.
Remodeling your laundry room should be a fun and exciting task. It gives you the opportunity to turn a normally boring, monotonous room into something you can be proud of. The general contractors at Center Island Contracting are here to help you make washing clothes a little more enjoyable. Give us a call at 631-465-9765.