Convert to utility, or laundry room, is one of the most important places in the house. It is one of those rooms that supports clothes washing, ironing, cleaning and storage all in one. For a busy household with a small army of children, this can be almost a military operation in itself. We do almost 15 billion loads of washing per year and we iron more than 60 billion clothing items a year. Yet whilst bathtub design has become a bit of an art form, the utility room is often still an afterthought.
A properly designed laundry room can serve multiple purposes with the addition of custom built-in cabinets, utility sink, washer and dryer. It can help you to simplify your household chores, store sports gear and school supplies, cleaning supplies, shoes, jackets, and even function as a grooming centre for your family pets.
Since the laundry room does have the potential to function as a multi-purpose room, a remodel for this space is a great investment for you and your family. After purchasing a washer and dryer, consider installing some built-ins for your cleaning supplies.
It you have spare room left over, consider what else you could best use this space for and set aside corner space and cabinets or shelving for additional purposes. Once you have all of the functional aspects out of the way, you can move on to the fun part, decorating the space with paint, wall and window coverings, furnishings and decorative elements that will help stimulate those mundane chores.