Laundry 101: Your Guide to the Perfect Laundry Room Remodel

Room Additions, Wichita

Laundry rooms often serve as the unsung heroes of the home—functional spaces that keep your household running smoothly and your family clean. But they don’t solely have to be functional; you can still add a touch of personal style to your laundry room! Whether you’re considering a remodel or designing an entire room from scratch, our team at Southwestern Remodeling, Wichita’s choice for room additions, is detailing several key factors to consider when designing your new laundry room. Who says practical can’t be aesthetically pleasing? Keep reading to get started!


Choose Your Location Wisely

While traditional laundry rooms are often tucked away in basements or small nooks, modern designs advocate for more convenient and accessible placements. Before diving right into a new construction project, consider how your laundry room’s placement can help streamline chores and save your back from lugging heavy baskets up and down stairs. If space is already limited in your home, evaluate more innovative options, such as integrating your washer and dryer setup into a multipurpose area like the bathroom or kitchen.

Insider Tip: Positioning your laundry units near existing plumbing lines can help minimize installation costs and ease your remodeling process!


Shop for the Right Washer and Dryer

Will your room be centered around your washer and dryer, or will your appliances fit into the predetermined layout of your laundry room? When your room is centered around a specific appliance, you’ll want to do thorough research and invest in a quality, long-term solution. Our team at Southwestern Remodeling, Wichita’s choice for room additions, encourages customers to prioritize energy efficiency, capacity, and any added features that align with their household’s needs.

What’s the Deal With Washing Machines?

Front-loading washers are eco-friendly options for homeowners who want to make the environmentally conscious choice, as they’re renowned for their water and energy-saving capabilities. Top-loading washers, on the other hand, offer more convenience and accessibility for those interested in a more traditional design.

What Do I Look for in a Dryer?

You don’t want your clothes coming out of the dryer smaller than when they were put in! Opt for models equipped with moisture sensors and adjustable settings to prevent over-drying and help conserve energy. To achieve a cohesive look and curate a specific design aesthetic, consider options that complement your washing machine in terms of style, size, and functionality!


Don’t Skimp on Storage

If you’re a homeowner, you know that the laundry room usually serves as the junk drawer of the house, home to lone socks, dirty soccer cleats, and wrinkly work clothes. But, with adequate storage and ample countertop space, you can combat these allegations and keep your space organized and clutter-free! When working with designers to reimagine your space, focus on incorporating cabinetry, shelves, and baskets where you can stow away unsightly detergents, fabric softeners, and other laundry essentials. Save floor space by installing overhead cabinets or floating shelves and integrate hampers or pull-out bins to streamline the sorting process.


Select the Right Flooring and Finishes

It’s no secret that laundry rooms are prone to spills, splashes, and lots of foot traffic! When selecting your finishes and flooring, opt for resilient materials like ceramic tile, luxury vinyl, or waterproof laminate. Not only are these materials easy to clean, but they’re resistant to moisture, helping ensure the long-term durability of your laundry room. When selecting finishes such as paint colors, countertops, and backsplashes, choose neutral tones and natural materials like wood and stone that can blend well with the rest of your home while creating a timeless appeal.


Contact Southwestern Remodeling

Need a hand with your laundry room remodel? Southwestern Remodeling, Wichita’s choice for room additions, offers free in-home consultations to all new customers. We encourage you to contact us at (316) 263-1239 to schedule yours today!