New Laundry & Bath in Yorktown
Bring Luxury and Storage to Your Well-Used Laundry Room
With Americans washing approximately 35 billion loads of laundry per year, it’s no wonder that we spend so much time in the laundry room! So, who wouldn’t want this space to be a welcoming one? With a few changes in a portion of this home’s layout, the laundry room was taken from small to open and cheerful.
Just a few paces from the Arinello family’s kitchen dining area was a boxed-in laundry room next to a more spacious three-quarter bath. Ultimately they wanted just the opposite which would mean cutting back to a half-bath and allowing more space for laundering with both rooms getting a few upgrades along the way.Once demolition of both rooms was complete, and the wall separating the two was removed, reconstruction began with the new layout including an angled doorway to the bathroom. Since the rooms were to be “flip-flopped” there were plumbing and electrical changes to accommodate the new location of the bathroom sink, commode, light fixtures, washer & dryer, as well as the removal of the existing shower. A modern, space-saving pedestal sink and elongated commode were selected for the new half bath. At the homeowners’ request, we were able to save and reinstall their wall cabinets above the washer & dryer. Added to the new laundry room was a built-in folding table with a rod installed above it for hanging clothes. The former laminate flooring was upgraded to ceramic tile throughout which ties the area together and provides a water-friendly surface. A pale and cheerful shade of yellow paint was chosen for the walls, adding visual appeal to the new area.