At Mountain High Appliance, we understand that doing the laundry can be a tedious task for many. However, there are ways to make this chore a more enjoyable task. That's why we've crafted a helpful guide to help you transform your laundry room.

More than just a cosmetic makeover, enhancing this space means making it work better for you—making laundry more efficient and your daily routine smoother. Whether it's just for you or your whole family, we're here to help you make the most out of this essential chore.

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How To Remodel Your Laundry Room

Assessing Your Current Laundry Room

Start by assessing your current setup. Identify pain points—lack of storage, poor lighting, cramped space—to pinpoint areas needing improvement. Assess usability, flow, and the overall vibe to envision your ideal laundry oasis.

Design and Layout Considerations

Designing an ideal layout is crucial. Begin by picturing where appliances, such as washers, dryers, and utility sinks, will best fit in your laundry room. Consider factors like proximity to water sources, electrical outlets, and ventilation. Opt for a layout that minimizes unnecessary movements—creating a workflow that allows for easy movement between the washer, dryer, and any folding or ironing areas.

Flooring and Surfaces

Selecting the right flooring and surfaces for your laundry room is paramount to ensuring durability and easy maintenance. Waterproof materials like ceramic tiles or vinyl flooring are excellent choices, as they withstand water spills and can be easily cleaned. These materials offer resilience against potential leaks from washing machines and accidental soap or detergent spills.

Additionally, consider countertops made from robust materials that resist the wear and tear commonly associated with laundry activities. Materials like quartz or granite provide durability and are resistant to scratches and stains. Opt for a smooth surface that simplifies cleaning and maintenance while maintaining an aesthetic appeal that complements your laundry room's design.

Storage Solutions

From shelving units to storage containers, make sure to have a solution to declutter and organize laundry essentials. Transform compact areas into functional spaces and utilize wall-mounted racks and multipurpose furniture to optimize every inch without compromising on functionality. If you have limited space for shelving, we recommend you consider a laundry pedestal.

A laundry pedestal is a platform designed to elevate your washing machine or dryer from the floor, creating a more convenient height for loading and unloading laundry. Additionally, many pedestals feature a built-in drawer or compartment beneath the appliance, offering extra storage space. These drawers are ideal for storing laundry essentials like detergents, fabric softeners, and other accessories, making them easily accessible in your laundry room.

Laundry Appliances

If your laundry appliances are old and clunky, investing in modern and energy-efficient appliances can enhance your laundry experience. Explore washer and dryer options with advanced features like steam cycles, energy-saving modes, and compact designs for small spaces. Additionally, you should consider eco-friendly appliances. Look for ENERGY STAR wash-certified washers that incorporate smart technology for energy savings.

If you are looking for space-efficient solutions, consider a stackable washer and dryer. These units feature a washer at the bottom and a dryer stacked on top. An alternative option would be a washer-dryer combo or an all-in-one washer-dryer. This is a single unit that features a washer and dryer, allowing users to wash their clothes and transition to the drying cycle without transferring between separate machines.

Space Saving Laundry Machines

If you are unsure about specific laundry appliance models that would help you save some space, here are some recommendations from our experts at Mountain High:

LG Single Unit Front Load LG WashTower™ (WKE100HVA)

Why We Like It:
The WashTower(TM) elevates any laundry room's aesthetic with its sleek design, featuring scratch-resistant tempered glass doors and elegant rose gold trim. Experience intelligent fabric care through built-in sensors employing AI technology. These sensors detect fabric texture and load size, automatically customizing wash motions and dry temperatures without requiring manual intervention. Plus, with ThinQ Care in the ThinQ app, receive notifications and control your laundry appliances conveniently from your smartphone.

Whirlpool 4.5 Cu. Ft. Ventless All In One Washer Dryer (WFC682CLW)

Why We Like It:
Streamline your laundry routine with the Wash & Dry Option, allowing you to wash and dry an average-sized load in just 3.5 hours, all within a single appliance. Add detergent once and eliminate refills for up to 40 loads thanks to the Load & Go XL Dispenser. Extend freshness with the 12-Hour FanFresh option, keeping clothes fresh for up to 12 hours after the cycle ends. This feature activates a built-in fan, gently tumbling clothes for an extended freshness window, giving you the flexibility to finish laundry on your schedule.

Whirlpool 3.5 cu.ft Gas Stacked Laundry Center 9 Wash cycles and AutoDry™(WGT4027HW)

Why We Like It:
This 3.5 cu. ft. washer capacity provides ample space for your regular loads. Choose from four drying cycles—Normal, Delicate, Air Only, or Timed Dry—to suit each load's specific needs. Forget about overdrying concerns with the AutoDry™ Drying System, which detects optimal moisture levels and ends the cycle accordingly. Experience dual-action cleaning and convenient fabric softener dispensing with the dual-action agitator, ensuring effective cleaning and softening precisely timed during the cycle start.

Improve Your Laundry Experience Today

By integrating our tips and considering our recommended laundry appliances, you can transform your laundry room into an efficient and aesthetically pleasing space. If you have any questions about our tips or recommended appliances, make sure to contact our appliance experts or visit one of our appliance store locations in Colorado Springs, Denver, Glenwood Springs, Littleton, or Louisville.

Explore our entire collection of laundry appliances. At Mountain High, we offer top-load washers, front-load washers, electric dryers, gas dryers, laundry accessories, and more.

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Commonly Asked Questions: Remodeling Your Laundry Room

What are some cost-effective ways to revamp a laundry room?
Consider simple updates like repainting walls, adding shelving for storage, using peel-and-stick wallpaper for a fresh look, or incorporating organizational solutions like baskets or hanging rods for a budget-friendly transformation.

How can I maximize space in a small laundry room?
Utilize vertical space with wall-mounted shelves or cabinets and consider a stackable washer-dryer unit. Additionally, use foldable or retractable elements like tables or drying racks, and opt for multipurpose furniture.

Are there eco-friendly options for laundry appliances?
Yes. ENERGY STAR® certified appliances are designed for energy efficiency. Choose models with water-saving features and shorter wash cycles. You can also find units compatible with eco-friendly detergents to reduce environmental impact.

What role does lighting play in a laundry room’s functionality?
Adequate lighting is crucial for visibility and functionality in a laundry room. Natural light helps create a pleasant atmosphere, while well-placed artificial lighting enhances visibility and functionality.

Can I DIY my laundry room revamp if I’m not skilled in home improvements?
Absolutely! Start with simple tasks like decluttering, painting walls, or adding easy-to-install shelving or storage solutions.