Friday, July 5, 2013
The laundry room. It's a place that we probably spend more time in than we'd really care to think about. Just because this room serves as a very cut-and-dry purpose (no pun intended), it doesn't mean that the room can't be useful as well.
A few weeks ago, we asked you what is on your laundry room wishlist. We received a lot of comments about what people love (and don't love) about their laundry rooms.
Here's the top 3 must-haves:
1. Folding counter
Have you ever had a hard time finding a clean surface to fold your clothes? Having a folding counter gives you a designated space to spread out and keep your clean clothes clean (and off the kitchen counter or couch). We've incorporated a folding counter into many of our floor plans, like the Hudson or the McCormick II.
2. Located on the second floor
Laundry rooms have been moving out of the basement and closer to the source of the dirty clothes. For those with two story homes, many people prefer to have their laundry rooms upstairs, like in the Cavanaugh II or Livingston plans. For added convenince, we've also started including a doorway from the master closet for easier access to put freshly laundered clothes away.
If you're not able to have a laundry room on the second floor, many people prefer to have a laundry room/mud room located near the garage entry. These helpful buffer zones allow you to have a drop off location for all the shoes, gym bags, and sports gear that tends to accumulate near entrances and exits. Our popular Preston and Hartford II floor plans allow for customization of your mudroom, including a boot bench or utility sink.