With a top-notch washer and dryer and an advanced steam clothing care system, the well-designed laundry room includes the latest in technology to help make cleaning clothes less of a chore. Top-notch appliances, a wash station, an integrated mudroom and patterned walls for personality create a bright and cheery laundry room with lots of efficiency. The default location for laundry rooms used to be in the basement. There are still good reasons to put a laundry room there: noise, humidity, and overflow if a hose breaks, for example. But your perfect spot might be the master suite, close to the children’s bedrooms, or near the back door. If you choose a location near living or sleeping areas, shop for appliances with extra insulation and improved suspension that promise quiet operation and reduced vibration.