The laundry room has been gradually making its way up in the world from the dark, crowded basement to its own special alcove. While laundry rooms don’t have a designated size like other parts of the home, there can be a few notable signs that your laundry room just isn’t big enough for your family.
The average family in the U.S. does approximately eight to 10 loads of laundry every week, and whoever is responsible for that week’s dirty socks should be able to come and go from the laundry room with ease. That being said, how do you know if your laundry room needs a serious upgrade? Here are a few signs your laundry room might need a little bit more wiggle room.
Getting around doors is a struggle
It’s understandable to want to keep your laundry room compact. After all, it’s a room that only has one function compared to other parts of your home. But if you have to routinely close and open the doors of your washer and dryer to get around them, you might want to consider adding a few extra feet. If taking down walls isn’t an option, home addition renovations are a great way to give your family the laundry room you need.
You fold your clothes somewhere else
Your laundry room isn’t just a place for you and your family to wash your clothes. It’s also a place where you can leisurely fold them and get them ready to put away. If you have to move from your laundry room to somewhere else, such as your kitchen table or island, to find the space to fold properly, it may be time to consider renovating for a larger laundry room.
You move back and forth from the laundry room to the kitchen
If you only have a few handwash-only items, washing these delicate items in the kitchen sink may not seem like a problem. But if you have multiple handwash-only items, going back and forth from the laundry room to the kitchen and back again can be time consuming. Instead, you might consider renovating your laundry room to include a sink. That way you can do your laundry all in the same place.
Interested in laundry room remodeling or home addition renovations? The design build remodeling contractors of McBride Remodeling have you covered. For information on our renovation processes or to schedule a consultation with our team, contact McBride Remodeling today.