The new year is right around the corner, which makes this a great time to think about remodeling your laundromat. As a laundromat owner, you’re likely constantly dreaming up ways to make the customer experience better than before. Remodeling your laundromat to make it a more pleasant place to spend time is often a worthwhile way to get higher returns on your investment. Read on for a few laundromat remodeling ideas that are sure to turn first-time visitors into forever customers.
Laundromat Remodeling Ideas
Examine the Details
Before you embark on a full remodel, make sure to take note of the small details that might make your laundromat more hospitable. First, make sure your facility has undergone a full deep clean. Then, assess your lighting at the surface level. Are there darker areas of the facility that may make customers feel uneasy? Are any of your lights burned out or dirty? Finally, take a look at your equipment. Are all of your machines in good working order? Do you have adequate washers, dryers, and change machines? Do you accept credit cards for customer convenience? Once you’ve assessed these factors, you can start daydreaming about larger remodel plans.
Get Creative with Design
In the Instagram age, aesthetic is everything. So many laundromats get caught up in bland color schemes, relying on shades of white and beige instead of playing with colors and textures. If you’re hoping to appeal to a younger crowd, consider a bold, colorful design that centers around vibrant colors. You also might consider adding wall art or even interactive customer-facing tools like dry-erase boards. If you’d like to lean into the earth-friendly laundromat craze sweeping the nation, consider incorporating modern wood furniture with bamboo accents. Investing in a new aesthetic for your laundromat might seem like an unnecessary expense, but it’s likely to generate more repeat customers.
We mentioned lighting above, but proper lighting goes far beyond making sure your fluorescent bulbs are in good working order. The power of lighting as an interior design tool can’t be overstated. Make sure that your laundromat’s lighting makes the interior feel warm, safe, and clean – but not antiseptic and harsh. Keep in mind that certain lighting choices – incandescent lighting, for instance – can make your space feel overly warm, which might not lend itself to a clean feel.
Upgrade Your Exterior
Finally, don’t neglect your laundromat’s exterior. Consider painting your exterior a fun, bright color. From there, make sure your signage is easy to read from the street. This is also a great opportunity to update your signage with new fonts based on your desired aesthetic. A signage professional can help you select a font – cursive, modern, and everything in between – that will suit your remodeled facility.
If your new year’s resolution involves upgrading your laundromat, there are several factors to consider. Ultimately, while a full remodel may be a considerable expense, keeping your laundromat updated will help ensure your customers feel comfortable.
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