One of the best parts about building a custom home is working through the details of each space to ensure it works for your everyday life. For example, the laundry room. While it’s not a home’s most glamorous space, it is well used. When designing your dream laundry room, it’s important to consider the following.
Consider the Location
Some of our clients want to locate their laundry room on the main floor, allowing easy access from the main living spaces. Even if the bedrooms are upstairs and laundry baskets are carried up and down, this location works best for them. Sometimes, when it works in a plan, a well-placed laundry chute can be a handy feature. Other clients prefer to have the laundry room close to the owner’s suite, or in the owner’s closet, especially in a plan with one level living. In other cases, a two-story home with bedrooms up, for example, many of our clients prefer to place the laundry space upstairs between the bedrooms. There is no right or wrong, just preference and lifestyle.
The laundry room is one of the hardest-working rooms in your Twin Cities custom home, which means it needs to be able to withstand everything you can throw at it. We recommend using the same types of materials found in bathrooms. Stone or quartz countertops make it easy to wipe up spills, and the smooth surfaces prevent clothes from snagging while folding. Also, durable materials will resist damage from bleach and detergents, so your laundry room stays stylish and functional for years to come.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Even though many first think of the great room or kitchen when they imagine building their custom home, the hardworking laundry room can also be a great space to use fun wallpaper, paint color, and interesting tile layout. Why not ensure your laundry room is a pleasant space to spend time in?
The professional team at L. Cramer can help you achieve the perfect blend of style and functionality for all the spaces in your custom home. To discuss your custom home, call us at (952) 935-8482 to schedule your consultation today.