What Should I Consider in a Laundry Room?

Submitted by Capstone Homes on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:23pm
Capstone Custom Homes

The laundry room is one of the most important parts of any home. To make the most of this space, homeowners should consider their access and usability needs when choosing a floor plan and evaluating laundry room options. Here are some factors to consider.

Add to an Existing Dropzone or Mud Room

One popular option is to incorporate the laundry room with the dropzone/mud room area. The laundry room requires water and drain hookups, and will often include a utility sink next to the washer and dryer. Placing these appliances near an entrance where dirty items will be discarded can simplify doing the laundry and help you avoid tracking mud throughout the house.

First Floor Access

Many homeowners prefer to have the laundry room on the first floor, but this isn’t always the case — especially if your floor plan has bedrooms on multiple floors. Maybe you’d like to use that space on the first floor for an extra closet or some other function, and put the laundry hookups in the basement instead. Your laundry area should be where it makes the most sense for you, and some of our customers request the laundry hook-ups in the master suite.

Storage and Organization

The laundry room needs more than just electrical and plumbing upgrades. Ironing boards, laundry detergent, and other supplies take up a lot of space. We can also create custom cabinetry so you can fit everything you need in the laundry room. We offer a wide range of design selections to match any decor taste.

By considering how your family will use your home in the future, you can find a laundry room layout that works well for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our design team for more tips as we help with your custom home.