Adding a first floor laundry room, a mudroom addition, or a combination of both is one of the fastest growing home improvements. There is often times an existing space that can be converted to bring this incredibly functional space to life. Even if this is not the case, adding an addition to incorporate these spaces is, in many cases, easily and affordably done.
Using An Existing Space
Often there is an existing room in your home that is underutilized or is just plain not used. For example, extra rooms on the first floor like a formal living room that could be used more efficiently. These unused rooms may easily be converted into great laundry rooms. Depending on where these extra rooms are located, they can be very functional mudrooms as well.
Enclosing an existing front or back porch is a great idea to add a mudroom entrance to the home. This is ultimately where people most likely enter your home and where all the muck and grime is tracked in. So, why not use this space to design a great mudroom? The laundry can also be incorporated into these mudroom space designs as well. This way, the dirty, wet clothes can go right into the washer without ever entering your house.
Adding An Addition
If you can’t use an existing space, but your lot allows for building an addition, you can still get a laundry room/mudroom. The square footage footprint is usually fairly minimal to design a well-thought-out, functional space. A design using a narrower bench layout, and using wall space for storage are all great way to provide functional space without breaking the square footage bank. Stackable washer/dryer units have come a long way and you can design them into smaller spaces while still having full washing power.
Obviously, there is a plethora of design ideas for these spaces.You can also incorporate other things into these spaces. Such as, craft areas, extra pantry storage, laundry/utility sinks, pet bathing stations, etc. – the list goes on and on. If they are well-designed, these spaces can add tons of resale value to our home. More importantly, they will add function and save you loads of time every day from cleaning dirt and grime that has been tracked into your home. And, although exercise is a great way to stay healthy; however, running up and down stairs to a dingy basement to do laundry is not how most people want to get that daily exercise.
Our talented team of professionals in Lancaster, PA can help you design the mudroom/laundry room addition of your dreams. We’ll come to your home and help you decide what option is best for you. We’ll talk through all your requirements for this space – functionally and aesthetically. Then, we’ll put together a design that meets all those needs. Contact us today for a free estimate. Let us help you bring this dream to life!