Laundry Room Remodeling Cost

How much does it cost to remodel a laundry room?

The laundry room is an often overlooked space in the home with lots of potential for useful space and storage. Remodel projects can cover a variety of projects, included painting, rewiring, installing shelves, and even tearing down walls. The average cost of remodelling a standard 80 square foot empty space into a laundry room is $6000-$7000. Smaller laundry room remodel projects can be done on your own, but larger projects definitely require the help of a professional.

Cost breakdown

  • Materials: material costs depend on the projects being completed, but most laundry room remodels include:
    • New flooring: the most common type of laundry room floor is laminate, which costs $11-$20 per square foot.
    • Cabinets and countertops: expect to spend $2000 for granite counters and cherry cabinets, with less premium materials costing less money.
    • New washer and dryer: the average cost is $350 for a washer $300 for a dryer.
    • Paint: most paint averages $30-$50 per gallon. The amount you'll need depends on how much of the room is getting new paint. Plan on one to three gallons for a standard 80 square foot laundry room.
  • Labor: labor requirements and costs will depend on the specifics of your project, but most laundry room remodels include:
    • Plumbers: typically charge $45-$65 per hour, depending on the type of project. A laundry room remodel could involve re-plumbing the sink and washer and dryer, which should take one to two days ($360-$1040).
    • Carpenters: run around $70 an hour for installing drywall 1 and other cabinets. Depending on the size for the project, they might take one to two days ($560-$1120).
    • Painters: charge $20-$35 per hour, but should be able to finish such a small space in just a few hours.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Other possible remodelling elements include a new sink and faucet ($750 total) and a new window ($300-$700 per window).
  • Leaking pipes and faulty connectors for your washer and dryer can slow down progress and add an extra $200-$300 plus labor charges to your project total.
  • Installing higher-end appliances can increase your cost by up to $1000 per item, but come with extra features like extra cycles, more efficient washing and drying, and higher capacity.
  • Expanding the existing space to make a larger laundry room will obviously increase the overall cost. Plan to spend about $250 per square foot you add to the original space.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Installing energy-efficient appliances may make you eligible for a tax credit. Consult your appliance specialist or contractor for specific information.
  • You likely won't need a permit to remodel your laundry room, but check with your contractor just to be sure.
  • Save money by repairing or repurposing items when possible; this can include reworking cabinets or shelves to fit a new room layout.

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1 Drywall: Type of plasterboard, commonly used to build walls and ceilings, composed of gypsum that is layered between sheets of heavy paper

Cost to remodel a laundry room varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Allen Park, MI
+16%
Anaheim, CA
+21%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Auburn, WA
-1%
Augusta, ME
-24%
Billings, MT
-12%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Bowie, MD
+16%
Brandon, FL
-5%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Caldwell, ID
-35%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Columbia, SC
-10%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Concord, NC
-15%
Cypress, TX
+8%
Dallas, TX
+10%
El Paso, TX
-28%
Fair Oaks, CA
+6%
Foley, AL
-11%
Fontana, CA
+6%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fremont, CA
+35%
Garland, TX
+8%
Greensboro, NC
-9%
Houston, TX
+24%
Hutchinson, KS
-33%
Inglewood, CA
+9%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
La Mirada, CA
+19%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Laurel, MD
+26%
Littleton, CO
+2%
Long Beach, NY
+31%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Miami, FL
+1%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Monroe, NC
-6%
Mukilteo, WA
-14%
Murfreesboro, TN
-7%
Neenah, WI
+6%
New Orleans, LA
+35%
Orlando, FL
+2%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%

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