If you find yourself running out of space in your home, don’t forget to consider alternative uses of your garage space. Maybe you need some extra storage space in your home and need to find somewhere else to put your washer and dryer. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, TX has a handy guide for you for creating a garage laundry room.
Start Your Garage Laundry Room with Hookups
The first thing you need for your new laundry room is electrical outlets, water supply lines, a drain, and a dryer vent. For all three of these, you’ll want to hire a licensed contractor to make sure that everything is run properly. Decide a few spots where you would like to place the washer and dryer, and then consult with your contractor.
Prep the Garage
Once the behind-the-wall work has been done and all your lines have been run, you can prep the garage to be a little more user-friendly. If you have bare block wall, consider putting up drywall and paint it with a pleasing color. You could also clean up the floor by putting down an epoxy flooring to give a more colorful, less industrial look.
Don’t forget to insulate your garage since you’ll be spending more time in it doing your laundry. Insulate the walls during installation, and make sure your garage door is well insulated. It’s very difficult to insulate the floor, so you may want to consider our next step as well.
Build a Raised Floor
Constructing a platform for can have a lot of benefits for your new garage laundry room. If your door from the house to the garage has stairs, you can build the platform level with the door so you have an easier time getting your heavy laundry in. You can also include storage drawers under the platform where you can keep all your supplies.
What if you also built a table on the platform for doing all your sorting and folding. You’ll never have to pile your laundry on your bed or couch to do the folding ever again!
Install the Equipment
Now that your laundry area is all set up, it’s time to do the final installation. Bring in your washer and dryer, hook up all the power, water, and vent lines, and start that first load of laundry! You’ll be surprised at how much space this can free up in your home.
Call Us For An Insulated Garage Door
To make this garage laundry room work well, having a well-insulated garage door is going to be critical. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, Texas is here to help you make sure that your door is up to the challenge. Whether you need insulation installed or an entirely new door, we’re ready to outline your needs and get you all set. Call one of our friendly customer service representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we’ll get a technician to your home in as little as an hour to get started.