By Charmaine Simmons
House floor plans have changed significantly over the years. Everyone has an opinion on where things are best suited. So one of the questions we get asked is “why is the laundry room on the second floor?”
McKee Homes developed all of its floor plans with living in mind. We thought about how people use their homes and what makes the most sense for ease of use. While we offer several ranch floor plans that have the laundry room on the first floor, we also have many two- and three-story floor plans that have the laundry room on the second floor.
Most people have experienced lugging laundry baskets, bundles of bedding and hangers up and down stairs time and time again. With a laundry room on the second floor your days of lugging up and down the stairs are over. Since the majority of laundry and bedrooms are on second floor, why not have the laundry room up there as well. In all of the laundry rooms, folding stations have been added. A folding station is an open front cabinet with cubbies and a flat top to make folding and sorting laundry easier.Many of our floor plans also offer sinks in the laundry room to assist with those messes that need a little extra attention.
Now some people might worry about the hassle of getting the washer and dryer to the second floor. While it might be slightly difficult initially, you likely won’t be moving the appliances. In a McKee home, the stairwells are wider making moving furniture and washers and dryers easier. Another concern that homebuyers may fear is the washer overflowing. McKee Homes has created a solution to this problem. In all second floor laundry rooms, McKee Homes has installed trays that the washer sits in with a drain that connects to the main plumbing drain line. This way if your washer overflows you won’t have a big mess to clean up.
So here at McKee Homes we like the second floor laundry rooms (in two- and three-story homes) because it helps make our homes a little more livable. Come by one of our neighborhoods and check out the laundry room for yourself.