laundry room addition contractor poway ca

Having a special room in your Poway home that is just for doing laundry makes an everyday task more enjoyable and more efficient too. Extra storage, laundry sinks, and the latest in energy-efficient and/or smart appliances are just some of the elements to consider for your new laundry room addition or remodeling project.

Laundry rooms have come a long way since they were tucked away in dark corners or unfinished spaces in the garage. They’re becoming attractive functional rooms that make doing laundry more pleasant and convenient. More convenience makes your life easier. With a laundry room addition that is set up properly you can get that chore done faster and easier. Imagine getting all your chores done faster so you can get on to doing things that are more fun!

A beautiful laundry room addition can also add to your home’s resale appeal and overall value, too.

Laundry Room Addition Items

Depending on whether you’re doing a laundry room remodel or a new laundry room addition, here are some items to consider that you may need.

  • Flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Drying racks
  • Windows
  • Utility Sink
  • Wall Tiling
  • New appliances
  • Appliance installation
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Light fixtures
  • Dryer vent
  • Drain line
  • Refinish appliances
  • Paint, trim, other finishing touches

Washer and Dryer Hookup Installation

If you’re changing how your laundry room looks, you’ll need to move where the washer and dryer connect. This includes things like the hot and cold water pipes, drain pipes, electricity (110v for a gas dryer, or 220v for an electric dryer), and the vent for the dryer. Make sure to think about the money it will cost to set everything up unless you’re making a completely new room and are going to install the appliances on your own.

Cabinets and Storage

A great new laundry room addition wouldn’t be complete without plenty of useful storage! Seriously, having good storage is super important. It helps keep things looking neat and clean, with laundry soaps and stuff tucked away where you can’t see them. Here’s a cool idea: you can have two bins; one for clean laundry and another for dirty clothes. This way, you won’t have piles all over the floor or taking up space on the countertops.

If you want to make your laundry room even more versatile, you can make it a multi-purpose space. That means it can be a bit bigger to fit extra things like a utility sink, an ironing board, a garment steamer, a rack for baskets, and other laundry tools and things. Having these extra features makes your laundry room super handy for all sorts of tasks!

Drying Racks

In the past, people used to have portable drying racks and clotheslines to air-dry their clothes. Surprisingly, even today, clotheslines are still a popular way to dry clothes! Another nifty option is folding drying racks, especially the ones that can be mounted on the wall. These racks can be neatly folded against the wall, making it super convenient to store them out of the way when you’re not using them. So, even though times have changed, some cool ideas from the old days are still around and quite useful!

In Wall Ironing Board

Instead of using a bulky free-standing ironing board, you can have a built-in wall cabinet for it. Just open the cabinet door, fold down the ironing board when you need it, and when you’re finished, fold it back up and close the door. It’s super neat and easy!

We can also put electrical outlets inside the small closet for the iron. Since most irons have short cords, having an outlet nearby is really handy. And if there’s enough space, we might even add a little storage area inside the cabinet for the iron and other things you need for ironing. This way, everything is organized and within reach when you’re ironing your clothes!

Countertops and Backsplash

If we are installing low level storage cabinets then countertops may be in order. Countertops are fantastic for sorting, folding, and ironing clothes. The cost depends on the material you choose. If you want something upscale, popular choices include slate, limestone, marble, and Corian. But if you’re looking for more budget-friendly options, laminate and ceramic tile are also excellent choices.

For a stylish touch, you can add a backsplash to the wall just above the countertop. It not only looks good but is also practical, helping to keep cleaning chemicals off the walls. So, whether you’re going for a high-end look or keeping things more budget-friendly, there are great options to make your laundry space both functional and stylish!

Utility Sink Installation

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Sample of utility sink in laundry room addition courtesy iStockPhotos.

Some folks just have a washer and dryer in their laundry room, but others love the extra convenience of a utility laundry sink. This sink is usually deep and spacious, allowing you to pre-rinse, pre-treat, or soak your clothes to your heart’s content. It adds a touch of luxury to make your laundry tasks even more convenient and enjoyable!

Upstairs Laundry Room Addition

upstairs loft laundry room addition

Sample of upstairs loft laundry room addition courtesy iStockPhotos.

Generally most laundry rooms are downstairs. However due to certain circumstances you might want or need yours upstairs.

If you want to move your laundry room upstairs, or into a new loft addition, then you want a utility laundry sink. Be prepared to spend a bit more, and the cost will depend on the size of the room and the materials you choose. You’ll also need a plumber to extend the copper pipes, install faucets, and add a longer drain line to connect your appliances. It’s an additional investment, but having a utility sink can enhance the functionality of your laundry room, making various tasks more convenient.

Closet Laundry Room

A standard side-by-side washer and dryer set typically needs a floor space of 4’x5’. However, if you have a stacked washer and dryer unit, you’ll need a smaller area, about 4’x3’ to install them. Keep in mind that these units are usually over 6 feet tall, so if you plan to install overhead shelves or cabinets, make sure you have sufficient ceiling height or consider building upwards into attic space. This way, you can optimize the use of space in your laundry room.

DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor

Adding a new laundry room or a internal room addition is a major task. It requires the knowledge and experience of a general contractor. And also plumbing, electrical work, flooring, and drywall, to name a few other professional services. For that reason, it’s wise to outsource your new laundry room addition to a contractor near you who can confidently direct all aspects of a large-scale project.

Whether your new laundry room is a solo addition or part of a larger home remodeling project, a professional laundry room addition contractor near you can help ensure you’ll have a space that’s done right, and that is just right for you.

Contact Information

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If you’re in Poway CA or San Diego County and looking for the best contractor you can find then contact Marc Gieselmann at HK Construction. He can answer all your questions, provide licenses and insurance documents, and give you examples of his work that you can see.

Company: HK Construction, Inc.
Owner: Marc Gieselmann

Phone: (858) 748-6580

Location: Poway, CA. Serving all San Diego County.

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Home Remodeling Reviews:

Room Addition

“Dear Marc, Chad, & the rest of the HK Construction crew,

We wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our house. We love the addition and are enjoying all the extra space. It has been a pleasure working with all of you from the demolition stage to the final touches.

We will be certain to pass your name on to anyone who is thinking of having work done on their house. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!


Kurt & Lynn Hildebrandt”

Construction Project

“Dear Marc, and Chad and entire HK staff,

We hope you can use these goodies in the basket to celebrate the completion of yet another fine construction project! ‘Thank You” is not enough to express our gratitude for making our house a home and making it more beautiful than we thought possible.

You should all be proud of the fine work that you do. All of our friends have paid you the highest of compliments as they have visited us this season. Your commitment to excellence and integrity is reflected in the fine workmanship in your remodel.

We would especially like to take time to thank those who ‘lived’ with us on a day to day basis: Dustin & Dominic (you guys rock!), George (you were awesome!), Jason and Jesus (great guys and fantastic efforts!), Kerri (thanks for fielding my crazy call!) and Chad (master planner). We will miss you knocking at our door at 7am.

Canette Family”

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