Gone are the days when the laundry room was simply a cramped space in the garage or basement.
Today, laundry rooms combine beautiful aesthetics and functionality for a space you’ll want to do laundry in! If you are considering a new build home in Phoenix area, here are a few tips from our team at Reef Builders on how to design the perfect space to be enjoyed for years to come:
Add Functionality Beyond Washing Clothes
Laundry rooms are now so much more than just a space for washing and drying! The idea of a laundry room has really been re-shaped into an all-purpose space perfect for crafting, correspondence, organizing your families gear, washing the dog, and so much more. Consider ways the space can best suit your needs and plan those into the design early.
Plan for Built-In Features
Make the cabinetry in your laundry room work for you! As with the kitchen, adding details to the cabinetry that improve organization and function will create less stress in the long run. A few storage details we love are pull-out drying racks and hanging rods that blend seamlessly into cabinetry, fold-out ironing boards, hidden drawer trash cans, and pull-out drawers that ensure nothing gets lost in the back and make everything easy to find.
It never feels like you can have too much counterspace in a laundry room! Ample counterspace in your new build home in Phoenix area is perfect for folding laundry, wrapping gifts, and doing other household tasks. Consider adding an island if you have the space or making both the washer and dryer front loaders so that a countertop can be installed on top.
Add Playful Tiles
The laundry room is the perfect place to add a splash of color, and we are seeing many modern laundry rooms with geometric tile, bright contrasts like black and white, and pops of color. Opt for something that fits the overall look and feel of your home, but don’t be afraid to step out of the box a little in the design too.
Ample Lighting is Key
As with any space in the home, the last thing you want is a poor lit room. Make sure your laundry room is no exception. Install recessed lighting for overall ambient lighting, task lighting under your countertops, and decorative accent lighting to warm the space. Another option is to add natural lighting with windows to flood warm sunlight into the space and make it an enjoyable place to work.
Designing a New Home in the Phoenix Area? Need More Laundry Room Ideas?
If you’re designing a new build home in Phoenix area, give our team at Reef Builders a call today for a consultation. Our firm specializes in custom design/build projects, meaning we supervise the process from start-to-finish, creating less stress for you during the building process. We take great pride in creating beautiful spaces to be enjoyed for years to come.