We know how exciting designing and becoming the owner of one of the many custom homes in Tampa can be. Every detail of the floor plan matters so there’s no room for mistakes—you want to get it right the first time. If you’re vacillating between an upstairs laundry room versus a downstairs bathroom, we want to offer you some guidance to help you make a sound decision before breaking ground on your new home.
Your Downstairs Options
Placing the laundry room downstairs will work for the same reasons you would place it upstairs. It’s all about convenience. If most or all bedrooms are downstairs, it just makes sense to put the laundry room there as well. The most you’ll have to decide is where you want it. Downstairs location options include a laundry room near the kitchen, in the mudroom, near the bedrooms, or in the garage.
Think About How You Do Laundry
You should really think about how laundry is done. For example, if you’re the type of person that sticks to a stringent schedule like doing laundry on the same day, once a week, perhaps the location may not be as much of a big deal. On the other hand, if you are an extreme multitasker that randomly pops in a load at any given time, the location of the room should be planned out with that in mind. For example, if you find that you like the idea of cooking and washing laundry, having the laundry off the kitchen would be a great option.
Before you make your decision on the location of the laundry room, we have a list of things you should consider:
- How often is laundry done? The more frequent, the more important the location.
- The person that does the laundry should have the greatest input concerning its location.
- Are there any light sleepers in the home?
- Will you use your dryer or prefer to air dry clothes (inside or outside)?
- Will it double as your pet’s living space, a mud room, or a work room?
In the end, there’s no right or wrong answer to this. You have to do what works for your family. Either way, you will be impressed by a custom laundry room designed by our custom home builders in Tampa. We take your concerns into account and come up with a comprehensive design that meets your needs.