Adding a Laundry Room: Calculating Cost
Deciding to add a laundry room to your home requires a calculation of the costs associated with the build. There are factors that go into the calculation that must be considered in order to determine what your estimated cost will be.
For example, is the addition of a laundry room for your home going to be a new construction or the renovation of an old space? Will you be replacing an existing washer and dryer or purchasing a new one? These are a few of the considerations that will need to be taken into account when performing a cost calculation.
Build a List of Materials
When you determine the type of project the laundry room addition will be, make a list of all of the materials you will need. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a spreadsheet and list the materials for the addition.
Some of the materials may include:
- 2 X 4 Lumber
- 2 X 6 Lumber
- Sheet Rock Drywall
- Wood Screws
- Drywall Screws
- PVC Pipes
- Copper Pipes
- Wash Tub
- Washer and Dryer
This is not an exhaustive list but will give you an ideal of the materials that are typical in a laundry room addition.
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Calculate the Costs
On your spreadsheet, record an estimate of cost for the quantity of materials needed. You can search online for these costs using a home improvement center website or appliance retailer. Add the costs up and allow 10 to 15 percent for additional expenses that were not budgeted. This will give you a good ideal of what your cost should be for this laundry room addition.