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The Laundry Room/Utility Sink Dilemma

With the remodeling of laundry rooms on the rise, some are wondering if a laundry room utility sink is a necessity. Homeowners’ questions include: “Wouldn’t that space be better utilized as storage?”, “What are all the uses for a utility sink?” or “Will not having a laundry room effect the resale value of my home?”  All of these are great questions.  So, let’s breakdown the full use of the laundry room and utility sink. download

Having a separate laundry area is a big plus for home owners or those looking to buy a new home. Laundry can be a messy, untidy business, so its nice to have a separate space to keep this confined. Having storage in a laundry room is also an important feature.  It gives you a place to keep not only your laundry supplies, but other household cleaning items. But what about the utility sink? Is it necessary to have a utility sink in your laundry room?

It really comes down to space and what other chores you do in your laundry room. A utility sink is a great place to spot treat stains or hand wash delicate items. You can use it to fill up watering cans and mop buckets, as well as clean up after other household chores. It gives your family another place besides the guest bathroom to wash up after all those dirty outside jobs and gardening projects. If you have a pet, you can use the utility sink to bathe them or wash their food and water bowls.

There are many more uses for a utility sink, but what if you have limited space?  If you have to choose between storage or a utility sink, which should it be? Again, your lifestyle will have to determine this. If you have limited storage throughout your house, but you don’t have room in your laundry room for both storage and a utility sink, you may want to choose more storage.  Storage is something that can always be used, and is considered a good selling point if you put your house on the market. Not having a utility sink does not seem to effect the resale of a home.  However, if you decide to not have a utility sink in your laundry room, you might want to consider adding one to your garage if you have the space.

If you are remodeling your laundry room and are putting in a utility sink, there are a few important things to know. Utility sinks are not just your old, ugly plastic tubs anymore. There are other choices, such as an all-stainless steel sink. Some homeowners are installing nice cabinetry in their laundry room with a deep, stainless steel sink similar to their kitchen, or even an apron sink. Others are looking for old farmhouse sinks that will give their laundry room a more rustic, farmhouse appeal. Antique single and double sinks can also be used.

Whether you choose more space or a utility sink for your laundry room, make your laundry room work for you and your family. It can make doing an unpleasant chore more enjoyable.  And your laundry room can help reduce dirt and clutter throughout the rest of your home.

Have more questions? Call us- we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day.  If water runs through it – We Do It!