When to Convert a Closet into a Laundry RoomOne of the most common reasons for a closet-laundry room conversion is for the sake of convenience. Meaning, it’s better to relocated the washer and dryer to a certain location so it’s more readily accessible. Because, it places the washing machine and dryer in an easy to reach space.
In real life, just having a convenient spot to do laundry is foremost and the extras are gravy. If you must use a laundromat, community laundry room or even a basement or garage laundry space, there may be a space in your home that can be converted into a workable laundry area. An in-home laundry space is especially convenient for young parents and as we age. —The Spruce.comAnother benefit of a closet-laundry room conversion is the fact that it can actually make the house more sellable. Since it makes the house more user-friendly so-to-speak, it’s a wonderful marketing tool. And, it does free up a little space in another location. Plus, you can “swap” spaces or convert the current laundry room to a closet or pantry and transform the closet into a laundry space.
Bixler Closet-Laundry Room Conversion GuideTo make the remodel less foreboding and far less expensive, align it with a closet that’s against or nearby a bathroom or kitchen. This way, the plumbing and electrical wiring is easily accessible. (If not, it’s going to cost a whole lot more and may not provide any real ROI.) Regardless, here’s how to go about a closet-laundry room conversion:
- Measure the inside space. To ensure you have the necessary space inside the closet, take some time to measure it. (Do this at least twice and write down the dimensions.) Note the width, height, and length. Then, measure the appliances, plus the space between the washer and dryer, as well as the distance between the appliances and the wall.
- Install flooring protection and plumbing. You’ll need to protect the floor from accidents and to install plumbing. This is work best left to professionals and might even require a permit to do the work.
- Fit the space with power outlets. You’ll also need the right size power outlets for both the washer and dryer. Here again, you should rely on a licensed professional.