It's a home entry room attached to the side or garage where family members enter to remove shoes, wet clothing, snow boots and other "muddy" items.

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review your home laundry/mud room needs. It assembles information you need and outlines it using a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any laundry/mud room implementation, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to laundry room (remodeling) vs. buying a new home.

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estimate the cost of your project
get your home value

 

Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in laundry/mud room is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • laundry room pics,
  • mud room pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • laundry/mud room information,
  • laundry/mud room shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of laundry/mud room considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each utility element such as washer/dryer, utility sink, mud room cabinetry, electric, plumbing other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with an appliance and room remodeling contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for laundry/mud room design and addition. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be replaced, connecting appliances and plumbing where needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
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find home inspector

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View Laundry/Mud Room Ideas

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The 2nd step in home laundry/mud room is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing laundry/mud room ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Laundry/Mud Room Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for laundry room and storage.

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laundry/mud room
home storage
green home

 

 

View B: House Plans & Resources

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects and 3rd party resources.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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mud room
laundry room
small laundry room ideas
mud room cabinet ideas

3rd party resources

1) Laundry Efficiency
2) 10 Tips for Energy-Efficient Laundry
3) Laundry Tricks

 

View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for home utility.

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gallery: laundry room
gallery: mud room

 

View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: laundry utility room
search: mud room
search: storage area

 

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A Selection of Laundry & Mud Room Topics For Your Home

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Why Not a Mud Room?

You wish you had when there were kids in the home. Coming home after a fun day in the mud. Wouldn't it be nice to direct them to a room where all dirty clothes can be discarded and then washed.

It is a nice room for all older adults too coming home from work. Start with this step-by-step guide after you review the mudroom ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your mudroom development.