What to Know about a Closet Laundry Room ConversionBefore you jump into a closet laundry room conversion, understand how it will impact your home’s resale potential. While some buyers might welcome such an amenity, others will balk at the loss of precious storage space.Of course, you’ve also got to consider how much convenience this actually adds to your day-to-day life. Or, if it’s just a desire more than it is a necessity.
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.comIn other words, this is big decision because you are sacrificing some storage. That’s always a tough decision for just about any household, no matter the size. And, you’ve also got to think about how it will work. Ask yourself if this will actually add convenience or will it just get in the way?
El Cerrito Closet Laundry Room Conversion ConsiderationsSo, if you are set on doing a closet laundry room conversion, you should know what’s involved. Remember that it’s not like relocating a small appliance. The washer and dryer need a lot more. Here’s what you need to know about a closet laundry room conversion:
- Space requirements. If you’re really set on a closet laundry room conversion, you should know if the appliances will even fit in the space. Measure the inside space to see if it will accommodate the appliances. (If not, you’ll have to extend the closet and install bigger doors.)
- Power source. Both the washer and the dryer will need power to operate. Since these run on electricity you should look into adding the appropriate outlet. This might require a good amount of electrical work.
- Water and drain lines. Of course, the washer will need a water supply, along with a drain line. Here again, you need to learn what’s needed to accomodate the appliances.
- Ventilation and floor protection. Last but not least, you’ll also need to look into venting the dryer. And, floor protection. After all, if there’s a leak, you don’t want that to ruin the floor.