Building a home is stressful, and one of the most stressful elements of home building is deciding where the laundry room should best go.
At one time, the laundry room was an afterthought and relegated to a corner or back in the basement. Today, this is not the case as laundry rooms make up a major part of the home. The best place, however, is still up for grabs. Here are a few good places to consider.
Why upstairs? This is normally bedrooms and areas off limits to guests. Rather than having to drag clothes up and down stairs, having the laundry room on the second floor just seems to make sense.
The mudroom is just that; a place to come into the home and strip dirty and sweaty clothes and leave them for the washing machine. Why not put the washer and dryer exactly in the place where clothes would be commonly found.
Okay, maybe not in the kitchen exactly but close by. After a bedroom, the kitchen is the most used area of the home. Putting washers and dryers near this is perfect. Most mudrooms are actually close to the kitchen as a rule.
Laundry chutes keep the clothes from piling up in rooms and the like. Basements are perfect if you don’t mind going up and down stairs.
Space can be a premium in some homes, so the garage may be the last possible location. It is out of the way and few to no stairs. Be careful – clean clothes and dirty garage floors make for angry people who do laundry.
Ventilation is crucial. The dryer has to be vented and in the case of gas dryers, exhaust vents. Both must be led outside for safety’s concern.
One thing you should not have to worry about is laundry repair. Call Jamerson’s if your washer or dryer is not functioning correctly or you have other appliance problems. Our technicians will come to you, problem solve and make appropriate repairs quickly and without you losing too much precious time.