Doing laundry can be a tedious and tiring task, especially in the absence of the right appliances and tools. An effective laundry designs and planning should make the room more organized and ease the tasks involved in laundry management. Many laundry management plans leave out important factors such as waterproofing the flooring, interruptions in water supply, needed storage spaces, and proper ventilation. Overlooking such factors decreases the overall efficiency of the laundry room and the business pays for it in the long run. To help ensure that you never find yourself in such a position, in this blog post, we present the four cornerstones of effective laundry room design. Read on.
1. Tailored Cabinetry
Be it storing laundry supplies, such as detergents, stain removers, iron and floor cleaner, or keeping dirty clothes, the need for storage space is always there. Using custom cabinets optimizes the storage spaces in a laundry room. Wall mounted cabinets or standing cabinets are used to store equipment and clothes, giving your room a clean and sharp look. Before washing, clothes need to be sorted into different bins, depending upon their fiber material and color shade. For this purpose, sorting bins or shelves could be used, leaving counter space clean and empty for other procedures.
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2. Organized Appliances
Simply stacking appliances such as washers and dryers will not help you make room functional. Appliances are positioned in the room according to their usage, ease of access, and necessary supplies. Some washers are placed under the storage spaces, so cabinet spaces are custom made depending upon the dimensions of the washer. Different types of washers such as top and front load washers, are available on the market these days. You can choose from various options according to your needs and budget.
3. Optimal Work Space
Work space and floor space plays an important role in improving efficiency of the laundry room. During washing, different detergent and solvents are required, and accessing cabinets each time will be tiring and time consuming. To ease up this, counter spaces should be included in laundry room design as much as possible, so that you can place the supplies on top of that and use that for space ironing clothes too. For improving floor space, appliances should be placed in such a way that opened washer door or storage bins do not hinder your movement in the area.
4. Power Outlets and Fixtures
Washing, bleaching, drying or ironing, almost every operation in the laundry room is powered by electricity. To make appliances operational, multiple power sources are required. There may be a situation where you need to place the iron board at a different position in the room, at that time you’ll require the nearest power outlet to iron clothes. Fixtures like hot and cold water mixer, corner sink, drying hangers and wall mounted baskets, improves functionality as well as provides aesthetic look to the space.
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