Need to make some upgrades to your laundry room? Just as important as style and aesthetics is the level of organization you create. Laundry rooms aren’t necessarily the first area people think of when performing upgrades to their home, but there are a lot of ways you can remodel the space to create a design that is both functional and fun—and even masculine!
With this in mind, here’s what you should know about designing laundry rooms and installing modern cabinets in Phoenix, AZ.
Because laundry and utility room remodels aren’t as common as bathroom or kitchen remodels, people might not know exactly what they should expect to pay for such a project. When you think about it, a lot of the elements you include in a laundry room are also present in a kitchen or bathroom. You have to deal with some plumbing, gas and electric elements, as well as storage and cabinetry. You should be prepared to budget at least a few thousand dollars for the project if it’s a full overhaul, and depending on how you plan to use the space.
Consider your usage
Speaking of how you’ll use the space, that’s another thing you’re going to want to spend some time considering. Is the laundry room just going to be a place where you’ve got your washing machine and dryer, or do you also want spaces to stand and iron or sit and fold your clothes? Do you need countertops with prep space? How many items do you intend to store in the area, and what kinds of items (cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc.)? What size utility room sink do you want? Will you use the space for other purposes, such as bike or tool storage? These are all factors that could affect the design and layout of your laundry room.
Consider how it flows with the rest of the house
How open and available is the laundry room? Are people walking around your home going to be able to easily stumble upon the room, or is it down in the basement or tucked out of the way in a corner of your house? Is it an open area, or sealed off with doors? The way the space flows with the rest of your house will probably have at least some sort of impact on how you design it—some people simply don’t want to put much effort into making a place extremely aesthetically pleasing if it’s only going to be seen by them and only used for the purpose of doing laundry. But if you intend to spend a lot of time there, and if people can easily stumble upon the room when walking through your house, it may be worth a bit more effort.
For more information about the steps you should take when designing modern laundry rooms and laundry room cabinets in Phoenix, AZ, contact Authentic Custom Cabinetry today with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!