A laundry room is so much more than just a place to put your washer and dryer. A well-designed laundry room with adequate accessories and an accessible layout can make laundry day an easier and more efficient process.
So, how much does it cost to remodel a laundry room in Arizona?
According to FIXR, the average cost is around $6,000. Of course, the cost you end up paying could be higher or much lower than that price depending on your budget and overall goals.
Cost can be determined by handful of factors, including:
- Room size and layout
- Cabinets and flooring
- Installation and labor
In this article, we’ll explore these cost factors in greater detail so you can figure out which type of renovation makes the most sense for your goals and budget.
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Cost Factor #1: Room size and layout
The size and location of your laundry room will impact overall remodel costs. For example, remodeling a main-level laundry room with a solid plywood subfloor will be cheaper than remodeling a corner of a basement that needs waterproofing or extensive concrete work.
Sticking to an existing layout will also decrease costs. However, if you’re looking to add functionality and your current layout isn’t cutting it, changing the layout may be worth the added cost. Open, L-shaped, or U-shaped plans work best and allow for the most variety when it comes to arranging appliances and accessories.
Cost Factor #2: Cabinets and flooring Cabinets
For most laundry rooms, permanent cabinets are a necessity. You can add in new cabinets or work with an existing layout. At Cabinet Coatings, we always add 2-3 applications of our ultra-durable coating product to your cabinet boxes and provide new, solid wood doors.
Adding cabinets to your laundry room can add to your overall cost. If adding new cabinets will push you over of your budget, consider buying mobile storage cabinets or choose a basic base cabinet and matching wall cabinet.
Because laundry rooms deal with water, your flooring should ideally be water-resistant. This way, if a flood were to occur, the flooring would be more likely to survive. Both vinyl flooring or ceramic tile are great options. If you’re interested in something higher-end, such as ceramic or porcelain tile, natural stone, or premium rigid-core luxury vinyl plank flooring, it will increase your overall cost.
If you’re looking for a budget flooring option, you can purchase durable, functional flooring such as economy-grade luxury vinyl tiles or planks or sheet vinyl flooring. Depending on your comfort and skill level, you can always go the DIY route and install your flooring by yourself, which will save you on installation and labor costs.
Cost Factor #3: Appliances
The washer and dryer are the two most important pieces of your laundry room and you have many choices. There are pros and cons to every appliance, and choosing the right washer and dryer will depend on your budget and individual needs.
Some different kinds of washer/dryers include:
- Washer/dryer combo: Great for smaller spaces and use less energy and water, but aren’t ideal for larger homes.
- Side-by-side: Takes up more space. Many options for style and load type.
- Stackable: Eco-friendly, space-saving, and typically front-loading. Because they’re stacked on top of each other, some bending is required. More expensive than other options.
- Front-loading: Uses less water and detergent, eco-friendly, faster drying. May have size restrictions. More expensive than other options.
Cost Factor #4: Installation and labor
A laundry room remodel will typically require several different professionals (such as a plumber, carpenter, painter, cabinet refinisher, etc.) for proper installation. You’ll want to consult with a general contractor about who can handle the various parts of the project.
Out of the average $6,000 total, you can expect to spend around $2,000 on labor, with the rest being made up of materials.
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