Whether you’re renovating or you just need a fresh approach to the wash-dry-fold cycle, here’s how to make laundry day easier — and even fun
Designers say the best location for a laundry room is off the kitchen. Why? Because that’s where homeowners spend most of their time. The downside of this option in multilevel houses is that the bedrooms (and the closets) are likely on a different floor. Click the link below for the pros and cons of locating the laundry room in the kitchen, a hallway closet, a mudroom, a bathroom, a spare bedroom, off the master bedroom, in the basement and in the garage. And check out the ultimate luxury: having two laundry rooms.
You’ll want to allow at least 42 inches (107 centimeters) of width between opposite cabinets and walls. Washers and dryers that are placed side by side are typically designed to fit within 60 inches (152 centimeters) of width, although some manufacturers make smaller machines.
Cabinets for laundry spaces come in standard sizes, like kitchen cabinets, with a depth of 24 inches (61 centimeters) for the base and 12 inches (30 centimeters) for the upper, and a width from 9 inches (23 centimeters) to 48 inches (122 centimeters), going up in 3-inch increments. Custom-made cabinets can be any width, but you will save money even with custom-built units if you choose the standard widths. Our guide provides you with the key laundry room measurements for creating a well-laid-out space.