Is it crazy to spend money decorating a laundry room?If it is, a lot of people are going crazy!
In a National Association of Home Builders survey, 92 percent of new-home buyers said they want a laundry room that is convenient and luxurious.
Homeowners are fixing up their laundry rooms so they rival their kitchens. Now both rooms are showpieces.
The ideal: a laundry room that’s big, flooded with light, full of personality and crammed with high-end, cutting-edge appliances and customized cabinetry.
Tired of lugging loads of laundry to a dank basement or garage located far from the master bedroom where your soiled socks and skivvies stack up? Move the laundry room so it’s next to the first-floor kitchen. Or put it upstairs so it’s near the bedrooms where the family dresses.
Some homes have two laundry rooms.
In that National Association of Home Builders survey, more than 90 percent said they would rather have a laundry room than an exercise room, a library or another niche nook.
It’s no wonder: In a Sears, Roebuck and Co. survey, 55 percent of women homeowners said they craved a laundry room makeover, complaining their laundry rooms are too small or cluttered, disorganized or poorly decorated. And they don’t care how much it costs: More than one-third of the women in the survey said they would pay up to $2,000 for the upgrade, and 21 percent would pay more.