Tips for Remodeling Your Laundry Room
It’s one of those spaces in our home we take for granted. We are spending so much time in laundry rooms, but we aren’t willing to give it a serious thought regarding potential remodeling and investing. Who is to blame us? There are no standard laundry room shapes or sizes. However, you would be surprised how much can be achieved with some time and money invested in your laundry room remodeling. Here are some useful tips to help you with this task.
Set up your laundry room remodeling priorities
Here’s a simple question to begin with. Why do you want to remodel your laundry room in the first place? You should be aware that your priorities will strongly influence your remodeling budget. This also means that you will have to make some choices between improved functionality or new eye-catching look, for example.
How far are you willing to go with your remodeling work?
This may seem like a trivial question to ask, but you should have a clear objective in front of you all the time. Do you just want to buy a new appliance or two for your laundry room? Or, you are willing to knock down the walls and completely reshape the space where you do your laundry?
When it comes to appliances – think twice pay once
What kind of appliances do you want to include in your laundry room remodeling plan? Your choice of appliances will influence both your budget and available space. Among other things you will have to choose between stacked or side-by-side appliances, top-loading or front-loading appliances. You have to balance all of your functionality, available budget, and space requirements.
Extra features come with an extra price
Just like in any other remodeling work it’s a thin line between the basic functionality and costly luxury elements. It is easy to entertain yourself with the thoughts about additional features and appliances. Yet, you need to know how and when to hold your horses before you invest in a feature that may prove itself of not being a wise idea in the long run.
The wrong thing to say: It’s just a laundry room, isn’t it?
Your remodeling journey will end before it even starts if you underestimate the importance of your laundry room. Your investment can be properly rewarded with improved functionality and new appealing look, if you just give it a chance.
Should I do it myself or hire a pro?
DIY vs. professional remodeling has a long list of pros and cons for each choice. Long story short, if you are a remodeling enthusiast then you can afford to invest more time than your money.
Don’t forget the finishing personal touch
Even the simplest detail such as nice looking rugs, a piece of art, or a soap holder can do a lot for your laundry room. So, give it a try and enjoy in your newly remodeled laundry room. It’s going to be worthy of your time and money.