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More and more homeowners are searching for efficient and accessible areas to do laundry. Locating and converting existing space may be just the solution you're looking for. You can easily transform a hall cupboard or kitchen cabinet into a workable laundry area.

Whether you're looking to relocate your current laundry room or are creating one from scratch, here are some tips on finding the perfect location.

Picking a Convenient Spot

Near the Source

Where is most of your laundry generated? Placing your laundry room in close proximity to where you shed your clothes cuts out the time and effort of hauling around laundry baskets. If you have a multi-storey home, look for a spot on the second level near bedrooms to place your washer and dryer. A laundry room closer to the source of dirty clothes makes for more convenient washing.

Central Hub

The kitchen is typically the heart of every home. Integrating a laundry station near an area where you spend most of your time makes just as much sense. Additionally, you streamline your house-keeping chores by condensing everything into the same space.

However, use caution when cooking. Washers and tumble dryers produce lots of lint and dust that could find their way into your meal. Likewise, food and grease threaten to stain freshly laundered clothes.

One-Stop Washroom

The bathroom is another logical place to incorporate a laundry station. An existing water supply and plumbing stacks make this area an easy and affordable one to convert.

Plus, think of all the advantages of a double-duty bathroom. As you hop in the shower, skip the hamper and throw soiled clothing directly into the wash. Or, snuggle into a warm towel after a bath by pulling one straight from the dryer.

Ensuring Adequate Space

Laundry rooms, even tiny ones, require adequate room for appliances and access. Take proper measurements of the designated space to make sure it will work.

Here's how:

  1. Measure the width of the space from side to side. Add about 2.5 centimetres to promote proper air circulation around machines.
  2. Measure the depth of the space from back to front. Add at least 15 centimetres to accommodate ducting, vents and hook ups.
Measure the height of the space from top to bottom. Add about half a meter for top-loading washers.

It's also necessary to make sure appliances can clear doorways and stairwells upon delivery; make sure you have about a metre of extra space for clearance.

Planning for the Future

Prepare now for future upgrades. Eventually you may need or want to replace your appliances. There's a chance they won't have the same measurements as your current set, so leave yourself some room for larger machines.

Determining Noise Levels

Clothes dryers have noisy motors and spinning drums. Washers with high-speed spin cycles generate enough power to vibrate adjacent rooms. If you establish your laundry station near living or sleeping areas, consider shopping for appliances with extra insulation or motion-arresting pads.

Many dryers list a decibel rating, so choose one with a low decibel level that operates quietly. If quieter appliances aren't an option, try masking the sound by enclosing your laundry room behind a pull-out pocket door or custom cabinet.

Hiring Professionals

Ultimately, you need a laundry room that's going to satisfy your needs and your budget. Discover all your laundry solutions and options with the help of professionals. They can assist you in locating the most appropriate and safe space for a washer and dryer, one with proper power supply and ventilation. They can also offer design and layout suggestions for maximum efficiency and functionality.

Simplify your life; use these tips to create a new or improved laundry space.

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