If you're the one that does the majority of the laundry in your home then you know how much time is spent in the laundry room. The last thing you want is to be folding shirts in a dark musty basement or unfinished space. So what's the solution? Easy, remodel your laundry room!
Yes, laundry rooms do get remodeled or at least freshened up and thanks to Pinterest there is plenty of inspiration to draw from. Some tips on what to think about when remodeling your laundry room will help you have a clear direction for this small renovation.
Why Remodel Your Laundry Room?
Below are four important questions that really should be asked before any remodel project but are especially helpful for a laundry room project.
What is Your Ideal End Goal?
Basically, where do you want to end up? What is your vision for your laundry space? If you don’t have a clear picture of what you want for your laundry room, then it may not be time to move forward with this remodel.
A remodel with no direction tends to hold disappointment and unnecessary expense, not to mention frustration for you and your contractor. Any kind of home remodel can already be stressful — having a thorough plan so you don’t add a layer of stress is a wise decision.
What is Your Budget?
You need to know how much you want to spend and how much you are able to spend. When you come up with a budget for the remodel there are a few things to think about.
- Budgeting for possible surprises is a really important aspect especially if the remodel involves moving the plumbing or knocking out walls. When things start coming apart there is a chance there will be a new problem arise that has to be fixed before the project can move on. Leave some room in your budget for unexpected expenses.
- Do you want new appliances? Getting to the end of the project and deciding on a whim that you want all new appliances for your fresh laundry room will add a hefty price tag to the bottom line. This is a decision that really should be made before construction starts.
How Much Space do You Have?
If you are dead set on ayou need to know how much space it will take to make that design work. If you have a tiny laundry nook but the desired remodel result is taken from a full-sized laundry room, then it will be hard to make that work.
Do you want to move the laundry room or take down a wall or two to make a bigger space? Do you already have a large space? Knowing how much square footage you have to play with is an important part of planning the remodel.
When Would You Like it Done?
You need a time frame. Do you want it done by the holidays or before company comes for the summer? Do you have an extended time frame? You and your contractor need to be on the same page time-wise. It is unlikely you are their only job and they need to know clearly what your expectations are before the first day of work.
Contact Level 10 Builders Today!
We provide custom home building services throughout West Michigan. If you are looking for a professional to help you remodel your laundry room in the Grand Rapids area, then Contact our builders at (616) 240-3351. Level 10 Builders offers in-home estimates and a stress-free experience.