Do you have two rooms in your home that just seem like they should be swapped? Our recent clients in Keller, Texas, have a beautiful home that was built in 2002. The original laundry room came directly off the garage and was very small, creating a bottleneck of thru traffic. The room also lacked counter space and sufficient storage. Neighboring this tiny laundry room was a much larger room that the previous owner had used as a music room for her piano. Because the clients have two young children, this room became a playroom and makeshift mudroom to store shoes, jackets, and miscellaneous items. From the time the clients moved into the home 4 years ago, they both felt that it made more sense for the larger room to be the laundry room, leaving the smaller room off the garage as a mudroom. They came to us with their issue and the idea of swapping the spaces, and our designers got to work conceptualizing the new floor plan. See the full story in our blog post.
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 laundry room isn’t usually the first room that comes to mind when homeowners consider remodeling. Nonetheless, it is an important room that is frequently used and needs to be as functional and user-friendly as possible. We have narrowed down the top 7 basic features that we believe provide the best value and functionality for a laundry room remodel:
1. Storage Space
Closets, cabinets, drawers and shelving make all the difference when it comes to cleaning up and staying organized. It’s better to have too much storage space than not enough!
The addition we started in May to the historical home is complete. Eight weeks from demo to completion, and it’s a beautiful custom project from top to bottom. The porch has new patio doors coming from the dining area, new siding, sconces, stained concrete, and a metal roof with exposed framing that is painted sky blue.
Check out the very cool vanity Michael and Hector crafted from an antique dresser and a beautiful piece of marble the homeowner found in an antique shop. The washer and dryer and hot water heater are tucked behind louvered doors. The floor is stick-on vinyl; it looks great and is very durable.
Here is a peek at the next project for this home, the kitchen. We are in the design stage; cabinet installation will be in a few weeks. We will post pictures when it is complete.