Custom Laundry Rooms
Struggle with keeping your laundry room in good order? Having trouble keeping up with your washing, drying, ironing, and folding? A custom laundry room can help get you on track and save you time and hassle!
From concept to completion
Thinking about Remodeling Your Laundry Room?
The laundry room is one of the busiest rooms in your home – it’s also one of the areas mostly ignored, often left cluttered with clothes and miscellaneous stuff. Building a custom laundry room with New Key Construction will improve the functionality and style of your home while breathing new life into a once cramped and possibly neglected space.
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You Can customize the room to your needs
How Do You Design A Laundry Room?
The most important room in your home might not be your laundry room, but it can enhance the mood in the room and remove the gloominess of these everyday tasks by designing your laundry to be an efficient and attractive work environment. To get started, think about how you would like your laundry room to look. Second, try drawing a concept while taking into account the following:
The size and type of your washing machine, where you want to position the sink (if any), the amount of counter space you need to operate comfortably, where you want the cupboards to be located, etc. We’ve broken up the different phases of designing a laundry room to support you on your journey toward laundry perfection.
You may find that some limitations will keep you from achieving the exact vision you had for the laundry room, but that doesn’t mean that these limitations can’t be worked around. Let’s start.
Stage 1: Appliances
You should consider one of these choices if you want to buy another washer and dryer: piling your washing machine and dryer or placing them under the counter next to each other. Both these options would save you a lot of room, and it would be better to purchase a front-loading washing machine and dryer in both cases.
You should still have your laundry room built around your washing machine and dryer. The explanation is straightforward: electrical points and water supply are components that will not change without substantial expense. So, if you need to move your appliances, the water supply connections and electrical outlet sockets will also need to be moved.
Stage 2: Work Space
Let’s be honest, we all use a multipurpose room in our laundry rooms. It’s a spot for pet food preparation, holding the ironing board, covering the vacuum. If you don’t have enough workspace, you can feel exasperated. The room will appear quite disorganized, particularly when, besides washing and drying clothes, your laundry does double duty for something. With an abundance of counter space, having a well spread out room will not only allow you to do the washing, but it will also open the doors to many other tasks and uses.
Stage 3: Storage
Each kitted laundry room needs plenty of storage space, as many potentially dangerous things need to be safely packed away. Stuff such as detergents for drying, detergents for washing, and other chemical supplies, not to mention the ironing board, brooms, dusters, dustpans, and other required equipment for maintaining your house.
Stage 4: Finishing Touches
It is necessary to keep the room looking well-organized and neat. That’s why your laundry can have a huge effect on the final touches, and give the room some much-needed character.
Those prepared from an angle of both comfort and convenience are the best laundry plans. It goes without saying that by doing the laundry, you will spend a large amount of time and energy, so you should make the room a friendly space, and maybe even fun to be in.
Does a Custom Laundry Room Add Value To A Home?
Yes, of course! A utility room is an area built for the main purpose of holding larger household appliances and performing daily activities, such as ironing and laundry, inside the home. Having a utility room helps the homeowner to perform tasks that in other areas of the house, especially the kitchen, would otherwise cause mess and clutter, so their popularity has increased along with the rise of open plan living.
Utility rooms serve as a place where many homeowners store refrigerators and freezers, as well as washing machines, tumble dryers, and ironing boards synonymous with the laundry room, the term most widely used in North America.
Why You Should Consider A Utility Room
The workhorse of the home is its utility room; an environment for all the mucky, grimy, dirty jobs to take place. That doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful in their own right, far from it, but if you want to keep the rest of your home pristine… particularly those of you with kids and/or pets, they’re worth considering!
Like many of Steve Jobs’ items in his prime, a utility room is something you need… even if you don’t realize you’re already doing it! Consider this. Wouldn’t you rather have a dedicated space for laundry baskets, pet bowls, and litter trays, old coats and boots, etc. in your home than have them strewn across the house or even take up precious storage space? Thought so.
Do Utility Rooms Offer A Good ROI (Return On Investment)?
Again, the ROI of a utility room can depend on a variety of items. If you go and excessively splurge thousands of pounds, then your ROI will fall pretty easily into minus percentage territory. On the flip side, though, not only would a well-thought-out utility room give you somewhere to do all those activities, it could also win you a bob or two down the road… particularly if you expand it to accommodate it.
In today’s housing market, additional square footage means more rent, but only if you use the extra space wisely. For a large number of customers, a utility room would tick a lot of boxes, so it is a worthwhile investment to make. Having that said, sadly, we can’t give you a hard and fast figure on exactly what your return will be.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Laundry Room?
Low Cost (Up to $1,000)
Work in this limited space is mostly based on adding simple storage and maybe even a short period of countertop for a lower cost laundry room extension. Either the flooring remains in place or is replaced by clear yet practical flooring.
Either you have a dedicated laundry room already, or a small side room like an enclosed porch. Typically, this means that the layout is straight, or maybe L-shaped, and corridor type.
You can buy sturdy, usable flooring, such as economy-grade luxury vinyl tiles or planks or sheet vinyl flooring, for a budget laundry room addition.
If you’re not careful, the cost of laundry room cabinets will drive your budget out of the low-cost zone. Consider purchasing cabinets for mobile storage. Choose a simple base cabinet and matching wall cabinet if you want permanent cabinets, each with a lower cost finish, such as thermoplastic or melamine.
Although remaining well within budget, laminate countertops will give you the workspace you need.
Low-cost upgrades to laundry rooms typically rule out floor drains or utility sinks that are professionally designed. If connections to the utility sink are already available, you can install it reasonably easily by yourself.
A low-cost addition to the laundry room seldom adds a lot of overall, lasting value to your house. Much of the value corresponds to the immediate needs being met.
Medium Cost ($1,000 to $5,000)
Most homeowners who are serious about adding a laundry room would stay within a medium-level budget: large enough to sufficiently equip the room with sufficient storage and features, low enough to realistically sustain construction costs.
Your addition to the laundry room can accommodate an L-shaped or U-shaped layout.
Both luxurious vinyl floors and ceramic tiles suit well within the budget of a mid-range laundry addition. Installing the luxury vinyl flooring on your means more cash for cabinets and countertops available.
For any mid-range laundry space, permanent cabinets are required, in the form of base cabinets, wall cabinets, and even a mobile unit or two. Cabinet boxes with matching solid-wood doors may be faced with hardwood veneers, such as maple or oak.
On top of the base cabinets, every medium-cost laundry room addition would have one or two countertops installed. The chosen countertop material for a mid-cost laundry room is solid surface or, at least, high-quality laminate.
To install a utility sink or a floor drain, you should have ample cash in a mid-level laundry room budget. You can mount a fold-down ironing board or clothes racks on your own if you wish.
Space should be brought into line with the efficiency of the rest of the house by a medium-cost laundry room addition.
High Cost ($5,000 and More)
You will want to push your budget beyond $5,000 or more, usually more if you have a higher-end home. To ensure that your laundry room is filled with everything you need, no cost is spared and that most of the materials used are of the highest quality.
In this range, a laundry room addition can accommodate any design you want, whether an open plan, L-shaped, or U-shaped layout. You might even have space for an extra table for folding clothes in the center.
For a laundry room in this cost range, you can wish to use ceramic or porcelain tile, natural stone, or premium rigid-core luxury vinyl plank flooring.
Cabinets are similarly high grade for any high-cost laundry room addition. All finishes are hardwood, and to optimize interior space, cabinets are frequently frameless.
Countertops will almost always be quartz (engineered stone), natural stone, or solid surface for a premium-grade laundry room addition.
The high-cost laundry space is specified by extras; no extras are left out. A floor drain, utility sink, ironing board, dedicated folding area, and more are provided in the space.
Not only can high-cost laundry room additions meet the present needs of the homeowner, but also their long-term needs when it comes to selling the house.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT Custom Laundry Rooms
What Is The Best Flooring For Laundry Room?
Ceramic tile is one of the best flooring solutions for a laundry room from the perspective of design and durability. They are resistant to water and chemicals, and natural-finished ones are more scratch-resistant than high-polished ones.
What Is The Best Size For A Laundry Room?
The minimum size for one of these rooms should be 9 feet wide by 11 feet tall, based on nearly 40 years of dealing with laundry rooms. Better is larger. At least 32 inches wide should be the door that leads into the room. The majority are only 30 inches tall.
What Is The Difference Between A Utility Room And A Laundry Room?
Generally, a utility room is a place where washing is performed, which is the scullery’s descendant. In British English, the utility room is more widely used, whereas North American English typically refers to this room as a laundry room, except in the Southeast of America.
Do You Need A Window In A Utility Room?
Although a utility room does not need a window, it must be ventilated according to local code.
What Do You Call A Sink In The Laundry Room?
If you have the space for one in your home, a laundry room sink, also called a utility or laundry sink, can be a major convenience. For hand-washing clothing, treating stains, or even just cleaning up the home, these sinks are useful.
What Is Classed As A Utility Room?
A utility room is a room inside a house where equipment is stored that is not used in day-to-day operations. “Utility” refers to an object that is meant to be useful or practical, so most of the objects kept in this room have functional attributes in turn.
Can You Move A Laundry Room Upstairs?
It would be quick to relocate a laundry room upstairs. It seems to make a lot of sense at first glance, too. Clean the clothes close to where the clothes hang.
Is A Second Floor Laundry A Good Idea?
No more going up and down the stairs with laundry! The dirty clothes, sheets, and towels that makeup 95 percent of our laundry are made on the second floor, avoiding the lugging of laundry baskets up and down the stairs by getting the laundry room upstairs.
Do You Need Sink In the Laundry Room?
Whether you do or don’t have a sink, most customers will probably not care. Sinks were ideal for hand washables, but a handwashing cycle is now available for most modern washing machines.
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