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What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

Posted by Stanton Homes on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

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.

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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?

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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.  

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

 

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: 

 

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

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.

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

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.


What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans

 

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.

What's the Best Place for a Laundry Room? Chapel Hill House Plans


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:

The Glenview 3,311 Sq Ft | First Floor Master | 4 Beds, 3 Baths | 2.3 Wooded Acres

The Autumn Brooke 3,150 Sq Ft | First Floor Master | 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths | 1 Wooded Acre

The Mackinaw 3,360 Sq Ft | First Floor Master and Guest Suite | 4 beds | 3 baths | 2.1 Wooded Acres


 

 

 

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Raleigh Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 05:12 AM

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Access Through the Master Closet

Raleigh Home Plans

Raleigh Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to MasterFloor plan designs typically place the master suite and laundry room on opposite ends of the home.

A separated layout keeps washer and dryer noise down, and it directs traffic patterns away from your bedroom.

Stanton Homes is seeing a shift in new home requests, with more home buyers asking to see floor plans with the laundry room next to the master bedroom, with or without an additional door straight into the master bath or master closet.

Here are a few favorite North Carolina new home designs - with a laundry room close to the master bedroom.

 

(This laundry room - located directly across from the master suite - is taken from a version of The Dinsmore.)

 

 

 

The Timber Ridge - Max Fulbright Design

The master bathroom leads directly into the laundry room in this Max Fulbright design.

Separate his and hers closets wrap behind the dual vanities. Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

The Ingram - Alan Mascord Two Story Home

In this version of the Ingram, a two story Alan Mascord home design, the master bedroom has direct access to the laundry room / craft room through the walk in closet.

A two story design - with the master bedroom on the second floor - has the added benefit of keeping the laundry room on the same level as all (or most) bedrooms.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

 

The Halstad by Alan Mascord

In this main floor master design, the laundry room is located just around the corner from the master bedroom.

Ample storage cabinets, a built in ironing board, a sink, and two counter tops create a functional design - with easy clothing transportation between rooms.

A separate mud room keeps the working laundry room clear of outdoor gear and everyday clutter.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

The Sherri - Custom home design by Stanton Homes

In this version of The Sherri, the master bedroom includes a private entrance to the laundry room, through the walk in closet.

Access between the master closet and laundry room couldn't be easier.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

The Madison - Max Fulbright Designs

Inside The Madison, the first floor laundry room is located just steps away from the master suite.

Across the hall, a linen closet offers tucked-in storage space.

Floor Plans with Laundry Room Next to Master

 

Floor Plans wtih Laundry Room Next to Master

 

In this laundry room, doors lead to the master closet and main hallway.

An extra large drop-in stainless steel sink with spray faucet adds a sleek and practical design.

 

 

 

 

Raleigh New Home Design Ideas:

Get more ideas for your master bedroom layout and laundry room design, here:

 

Floor plans with a mud room - with drop zone photos

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Master Suites with outdoor living spaces

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