When planning for a renovation project, most homeowners just consider the bathrooms and kitchen as their first picks. And although the laundry area is critical in most homes, it's often the most frequently overlooked rooms. However, you need to know that your laundry area reflects your lifestyle needs, personality and value in a big way. In fact, when your laundry space isn't in good condition, you need to renovate it to make laundry work more enjoyable.
Laundry renovations are fun when properly planned. Whether you will also redecorate or repaint the laundry room or even replace some laundry appliances like the dryer or load washer, see what you shouldn't forget during the laundry renovation process.
Adequate Storage Space
A laundry area without adequate storage space can make laundry work annoying. Getting the dryer sheets or detergents from another room can be tedious and time-consuming. However, every homeowner feels good when they have storage space for their dryer sheets and washing detergents or even any other item they may need to use.
Actually, hanging racks, shelving, and even drawers are some of the storage ideas you can use when renovating the laundry area to maximise storage space. Without adequate storage space, the clothing could quickly pile in the laundry area in a disorganised manner and even make it hard to effectively sort the clothes or treat the stains.
Any time the dryer and washer run at the same time, the laundry space is likely to be steamy, making laundry work unenjoyable and tedious. If your laundry area is steamy often, ensure you add a new vent when renovating it to improve ventilation. If the area isn't properly ventilated, the excess moisture may cause considerable mould growth. Although the window could help minimise that steamy air, installing a vent could do it more efficiently.
Proper Drain Placement
One of the costly mistakes you shouldn't make when renovating your laundry room is placing the drain wrong. The floor drain should always be placed at the lowest floor point. Where possible, the floors of your laundry space should dip or perhaps slope toward the drain. This ensures that water doesn't accumulate on the floor as a result of a broken sump pump, leaking pipe or even excess water from some other appliances. With a properly placed floor drain, it's hard for the laundry space to flood when any of the laundry appliances malfunctions or even experience water damage.
As you can see, renovating your laundry area or room is a far-fetched idea for every homeowner. However, most homeowners consider laundry renovations an afterthought, which is a great mistake. To renovate the laundry area more successfully, consider drain placement, ventilation and storage space, and also involve a competent remodelling contractor in the renovation process. For more ideas, reach out to a professional who provides laundry renovations.Share