4 Ideas To Create The Perfect Laundry Room
Laundry rooms can be designed in a way that is more functional and that will go well with the rest of your home. If you are lucky enough to be able to start from scratch when creating your laundry room, the ideas listed below should be helpful for you.
Before you purchase a new washer (from a local outlet such as Wiseman's Appliance), think about how you will be using it. For example, you may have an athlete living in your home and will have heavily soiled laundry. You may have a large family and will be washing large loads, and therefore you would need a larger wash capacity. Knowing your needs will help you narrow down the choices you have, which will make your decision much easier.
Decide if you want a top or front loading washer. With top loading washers, you may not be able to find all the fancy features that you would on a front loading washer, such as touch screens and various wash cycles.
With a front loading washer, you can purchase them in a capacity that would be large enough to wash large blankets and comforters, as well as heavy loads. You will also find many features, such as steam cleaning, touch screens, and a hand wash setting.
When purchasing a new dryer you need to determine the size you will need. If you are purchasing your dryer at the same time as your washer, this makes your decision much easier. This is because they match them up, such as both will have the same capacity load.
For a regular sized family, a full capacity dryer should work well. There are dryers that come much larger, however, so if you usually have heavy loads, then purchase something larger than a full capacity. Measure the area in your laundry room that you will be placing the washer and dryer and take them to the appliance store with you so you can be sure they will fit into that space. You will also find many features, such as timed dryer settings, digital displays, and a delayed start mode.
Water Resistant Materials
When designing your flooring, choose stone floor tiles. They are not only water resistant, but they are easy to keep clean and durable. If this are not in your budget, Vinyl flooring also works well as it is impermeable, which means water will not get down to your subfloor if you have a flood in this room. Vinyl is an inexpensive option, and it is durable.
To give your laundry room some character, use a backsplash behind your washer and dryer. You can choose colorful or glass mosaic tiles. To add some texture, use metal tiles.
If you do not want to use tiles, you can purchase colorful sheets of plastic panels. These are attached to the wall using screws on each corner. Cork board also looks nice as a backsplash. Connect the cork boards by gluing them to the wall, or you can use construction adhesive.
You should also think about storage for your laundry room. If you choose a front load washer or dryer, purchase a pedestal to put underneath them for a place to keep your laundry supplies.