Laundry Space / Mudroom Design Ideas
Though small, mudrooms and laundry rooms can make great additions to any home. When creating one of these spaces, functionality is key. Though aesthetically pleasing is nice, the real goal of mudrooms and laundry rooms is to make your home more useful.
Comfortably keep shoes out of the house
A mudroom’s primary function is to serve as a barrier between your main house and the dirt of the outdoors. Typically, this is where people take off their shoes to keep them from tracking in dirt. It may be obvious to you that a mudroom will need storage for shoes, but it also needs a comfortable place for people to remove their shoes.
Try installing a wooden bench. Benches can be built with storage racks for shoes underneath while also providing a place to sit and remove shoes. You don’t need anything fancy. Since mudrooms aren’t a place that people will be relaxing for long periods of time. Just having a nice aid in shoe removal and storage will work.
For entryways and mudrooms, there is a lot of traffic and a lot of dirt. This means that your flooring options should be easy to clean and durable. Ceramic tile flooring with dark grout works great for this. If you need a cheaper option, vinyl tiles can be effective in your entryways. If tile just isn’t your thing, hardwood can be a good entryway option. You’ll need to be careful of water damage, but wood is good for entries because it can be refinished after wear and tear. If you hire HTPB for your projects, you will be provided with exclusive, easy access to our preferred suppliers to ensure you get all the right finishes for your space.
The Right Doors
Because both mudrooms and laundry rooms are used a lot for storage and transition, there are some fun options for doors to make the room more functional.
Consider a sturdy door that blocks noise. Whether noise is a washing machine or people coming in and out of the entrance to the house, a sound barrier may be appreciated. Another thing to try is a Dutch door. This type of door opens in the middle as well as the bottom, so someone in the room can have a view of the rest of the house. Leaving the door open may not be an option in a smaller space.
Laundry Room Layout
When creating a laundry room, there are some unique considerations in layout. If you need help designing the right layout, check out HTP Builders home design services. Layout is key. Having a place to wash and dry clothes is not the only focus. You may also want to have an area to fold or iron laundry or use hand-held steamers.
In planning a laundry room, noise and vibration should be a consideration. When planning where to make a laundry room or where to put the washer-dryer units, consider how noise and vibrations will carry. In addition to your door selection mentioned earlier, you may want to include sound control measures such as sound resistant drywall.
Consider how easy it will be to use your laundry room. Since this isn’t a place you will be relaxing in, long-term comfort isn’t the primary concern; access is. Make sure your washer-dryer units are easily accessible with storage nearby for laundry baskets to be stacked, stored, and moved around the machines.
Make sure you understand the space requirements of your appliances. For instance, front loading washing machines require more space to function properly, but you can also build a countertop above them or add upper cabinetry to make better use of vertical space.
Creating your Laundry Room / Mudroom
If you are looking into adding a laundry room or mudroom to your home, High Tech Pacific Builders wishes you all the best. Sometimes these projects are hard to handle on your own. So, if you are looking for further advice or help in your remodeling project HTPB would love to be of assistance.Share