The laundry room may not be at the top of the priority list but it sure serves an important function.

Fenwick 1st Floor Plan

Walking into your home from the garage and viewing the washer and dryer with clothing piled up that needs washed can be depressing and has fallen out of favor with most buyers today. They much prefer entering a rear foyer with closet, drop zone and bench with lockers. The laundry room is often located near the rear foyer but is screened with a door.

A shelf will address storage and provides hanging capabilities. The Fenwick home design has a spacious laundry room that is sized for a laundry table and sink. The table allows a surface for folding clothes and is open underneath for basket storage. Besides hand-washing some clothing items, a deep sink can be used for cleaning small animals, washing paint brushes and indoor gardening projects.

Design Basics, one of the nation’s largest home plan companies, shares some recent trends for laundry rooms include installing two dryers to speed up the time it takes to do the laundry and some plans now have a direct connection between the owner’s bedroom closet and the laundry room. This make it convenient to grab clothes straight from the dryer and hang them in the closet.

Several considerations at the time you are designing your home may yield dividends later in making the washing and drying of clothes less of a chore.