Not enough space in your home? Need to move some things around to add more room? Why not take your laundry room to the garage for a more convenient location. This is a great way to conserve space and to reduce noise in the house. Well let’s get started with some tips to make this happen for your home.
The first step you need to take is to take a look at what your weather situation is so you know what improvements you will need to do to make this happen. If you are in a place where it is or it gets cold, you will want to get the garage heated, most likely with an air conditioner. If you are in the reverse type of climate, you should get your building insulated as well. Now that we are discussing temperature, remember to not dry your larger laundry, such as comforters, and large sheets inside your garage. This will raise your humidity level and leave you feeling quite uncomfortable. If you have to dry them inside, be sure to use a dehumidifier to help offset the temperature.
What Are the Benefits to a Laundry Room In the Garage
If you are like most people, then it is important to determine what you can gain from something when you are doing it. It is not a bad thing, but just simply a part of being human. Well, let’s go over some ways you can benefit from placing your laundry room in the garage.
A laundry room in your garage will create a purpose to a mainly unused area of your home. It will complement your home creating a nice extra touch of personality. This will also be convenient for less sound in the home as these machines can certainly be noisy. Another benefit to this is adding additional furniture to the garage to store more, such as a second refrigerator or freezer. You can even create an outside pantry. There are more ways to benefit from adding your laundry room to your garage, but you will have to come up with them on your own!
How You Do It
Here’s where we get to the important stuff, such as actually deciding where the laundry room should be placed. It can ultimately be placed in any part of your garage, but you need to keep a few things in mind when deciding. You will need access for plumbing in the location that you choose in order to have running water for the washer and dryer as well as for drainage. You will also want to create a vent for the dryer to clear out the moist air.
You will also need to look into where to place or use electrical outlets for your machines. If you do not have these skilled trades as a profession, you may want to call in the professionals to ensure you have a job done right. If done incorrectly it can damage or even cause harm to you or the equipment. You will have more time to decide what else you can do for your laundry room area, such as carpentry or even adding a false floor. This is great for a hot laundry room/garage to lower the temperature.
There has been a lot of things that we have covered, but there are still a few more to go over. The first thing you may want to consider doing is to paint your garage, walls, ceiling, and even the floors. This will help bring out your garage better and will make it look nicer. If you are painting the ground, be sure to use epoxy paint to achieve the best results and maximum durability. You can also add additional lighting to create a brighter area, and add some additional shelving to create storage space. Lastly, it may be time to consider downsizing your storage and clear away that clutter to make more room, your local charities will thank you!