Although a front-load washing machine and a top-load washing machine both share the same purpose, they have quite a few differences. A front-load washer is most convenient when placed on top of something to keep it elevated such as a pedestal. You can also use a stackable washer and dryer. You must have the room to accommodate one on top of the other and also comfortably be able to remove the laundry out from the dryer. Continue reading
You know the economy is coming around when homeowners are putting as much thought and planning into their mud rooms as they once put into their kitchens. Here at Design Build Planners, we have been designing an increasing number of multi-purpose laundry and mud rooms for homeowners throughout the United States.
We spend a lot of time in our laundry rooms, even more time than we spend in the bathroom, actually, and often times that time is spent not doing the most pleasant of tasks, like cleaning or scrubbing or trying to get stubborn stains out of clothing. So shouldn’t we try to make those spaces as functional and pleasant as possible? That way, we can both spend less time in the laundry or mud room and enjoy our time there as much as possible. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your laundry, mud room, or bathroom.
Selecting a Washer and Dryer for Your Laundry Room
Before you remodel your laundry room, make sure the washer and dryer you have, or are purchasing, will fit the space you planned. You should also be aware of what your needs are and how much laundry you actually do. If you have a large family requiring daily laundering, you will need something distinctly different from a single person or a couple with no children. Deciding what you need will determine what size of washer and dryer you need, what cycle options are important, and if you are energy-conscious. There are several options and model availabilities to meet whatever requirements you have.
A mud room and laundry room are important spaces within the home, but they are typically underutilized. The mud room, which is a small area in between the front or back door and the rest of the home, is a place to store shoes and coats. It prevents family members and guests from tracking dirt, water, and other elements into the home. A laundry room, sometimes also known as a utility room, is often located in the basement or near the master bedroom in more modern homes. Continue reading
Today’s mud room may have more possible uses than any other room in the home. That is why it should not be overlooked or just casually considered when designing a new home or major first floor remodel. Over the past year, wish list requests from homeowners planning construction projects include mud rooms more than ever before.
There’s nothing more depressing than having to do your laundry in a dismal and dreary room. Houzz users seemed to understand thats, since all of the most popular photos from 2011 are light, bright, and well-organized spaces. Houzzers wanted to see spaces that they’d want to do their laundry in — rooms with beautiful cabinetry, unique storage solutions, beautiful wall colors, and easy-to-implement design ideas.
Take a look at the most popular laundry room photos uploaded in 2011, and tell us which one you like the most! Continue reading