A laundry room remodel is probably on the majority of homeowners’ wish lists, but it’s not as common of a project for us to complete as kitchen or bathroom remodels. The reason being that many laundry rooms lack the space for a significant remodel and adding square footage requires the right circumstances and a larger budget. Luckily, for our recent clients in Arlington, Texas, they already had a large laundry room that provided a lot of space to play with. We were able to re-design the space and manipulate the layout to create the laundry room of their dreams!
The original laundry room was somewhat functional, but definitely not as efficient as possible. As you can see in the before photos, the room was a good size, but lacked adequate countertop and storage space (hints the piles of laundry sitting on the floor). This is a great example of how poorly laid out spaces result in inhibited functionality. Not only did the use of space need improvement, but the look of the room desperately needed a facelift! The striped wallpaper, clothesline border and single box light in the middle of the ceiling screamed “outdated!”
Neighboring the laundry room was the garage with some space in between housing storage closets from each side. Our solution to add some square footage to the laundry room was to remove the closets and streamline the separating wall to the garage, allowing us to push back the wall in the laundry room (shown above). We were also able to remove the water heater closet by installing a tankless water heater in the attic. Again, the circumstances were perfect for enlarging this space due to the layout of the home. If the garage had not offered the closet space or if there were another room there, it would have been less likely that the laundry room could have been enlarged and the layout optimized.
FLOOR PLAN: BEFORE
FLOOR PLAN: AFTER
Once we had a little more space in the laundry room, we were able to incorporate additional counters, cabinets, drawers, pull-out laundry baskets, and clothing racks into the design. Our draftsman took the photos and measurements of the existing laundry room along with the floor plan modifications and was able to create 3D renderings to help our clients visualize the remodeled room.
After the designs were approved by the clients and the selection items were delivered, we were able to start construction to bring the dream laundry room to life!
The completed laundry room remodel features a full-sized refrigerator with large storage cabinets above. A long 3 CM Granite counter space was installed extending the length of the wall beside the fridge, perfect for folding and sorting laundry. Below the counter are 4 pull-out laundry baskets for convenient organization. Above the counter is a clothing rack for hanging items and individual cabinets for added storage space.
On the reverse side of the room, we stacked a new washer and dryer for a better use of space. Another counter area and wash sink were installed directly beside the washer and dryer, with storage drawers and cabinets underneath and a pull-out broom closet on the end. Another clothing rack was installed above the counter along with upper storage cabinets. For the backsplash, a neutral glass tile was laid in a herringbone pattern to create visual interest.
The walls were painted a beautiful Caribbean blue with a dramatic peppercorn charcoal used for the ceiling. We love using dark colors to paint the ceiling when chandeliers are included in the design – it really makes a statement and draws the eyes upward!
A dividing panel was included in the pull-out pantry, providing a place to hang brooms or dust trays. The top drawer below the counter houses a convenient hide-away ironing board.
The original window was enlarged so it could be centered and allow great natural light into the room.
The finished laundry room is a huge upgrade for the clients and they could not be happier! They now have plenty of storage space and counter space for improved organization and efficiency. Not only is the layout more functional, but the bright paint color, glamorous chandelier, elegant counter tops, show-stopping backsplash and sleek stainless-steel appliances make for a truly beautiful laundry room they can be proud of!
We’d like to thank all of the designers, project managers, craftsmen and vendors that helped make this project possible:
Structural Design: Mike Medford, Sr.
Aesthetic Design: Stephanie Milford
Draftsman: Brandon Jinkins
Renderings: Kourtney Davis
Project Manager: Michael Medford, Jr.
Carpentry: Dave Broadfield, Neil Norris, Donovan Cole, Michael Edwards
Cabinets: Bailey Cabinets
Glass: Kindred Glass
Plumbing: Express Plumbing
Electrical: Marc Miller Electric
Drywall: Alex Green Drywall
Brick: Slayton Masonry
Paint: Philip Painting Company
Flooring: Hiltons Flooring
Tile & Counters: HRG Granite
HVAC: Southern Air
Photography: Impressia Photography
If you have a laundry room or another space in your home that needs to be reconfigured, redesigned or just upgraded, we’d be happy to help! Contact us today for more information.
The Medford Remodeling Team