What's the best location for a laundry room?
Take a look at these important questions to ask when comparing laundry room floor plans and standard features from North Carolina new home builders. Then, see sample photos with the pros and cons of a first versus second floor laundry room.
- Types of storage: how many cabinets are "standard" in the size laundry room you want? Does the builder offer cabinets or "shelving" which can mean open (or wire) shelving with no door? All Stanton Homes are built with painted wood shelving.
- Counter tops: are counter tops included? If so, how many linear feet?
- Flooring: do you want tile or a special flooring for your laundry?
- Windows: does the laundry room location allow for a window? If not, can your custom home builder re-arrange a few things in the floor plan to give you a window in the laundry?
Laundry Room Location on the First Floor Option #1: Near the Garage
Pros: A first floor laundry room can be located near the garage - and serve as a catch-all laundry / mud room. Just add a sink and counter top, and you've got a family and pet station.
A downstairs laundry room (or hallway leading into the laundry room) is a great place for a drop zone - a storage center with cubbies and hooks like this:
Laundry Room on the First Floor Option #2: Second Entrance to Laundry Room from the Master Closet
A secret or pocket door can give private access to the laundry room, from the master closet. Take a tour of this home, the Cabot, near Chapel Hill NC - schedule your visit here.
Laundry Room on the First Floor Option #3: Two Laundry Zones
This new home has a private washer and dryer located inside the master closet. Two laundry rooms, or a laundry room and a laundry closet, are more common in Dual Master or Multi-Generation floor plans. Get our top 20 Multigen plans, here.
Laundry Room on the Second Floor
When all the bedrooms are upstairs, it can be more convenient to keep the laundry room on the second floor. See the floor plan for this home, with an oversized second floor laundry.
These custom homes are move-in ready, or nearly available, in Chatham County. Click the house plan name for new home cost and more information: