The modern world often requires people to be on the go constantly, so being able to clean a home efficiently is important. There are still a few ovens on the market today that are not self-cleaning, but more people are choosing an oven with less maintenance. For those who still do their own laundry, energy efficiency can be an important part of their selection for a new washer or dryer. Being able to upgrade the laundry room might not be as much fun as a new kitchen, but the savings can become the new budget for that.
Water usage in many communities is now monitored and restricted, so a new washing machine can provide big savings. Being able to remodel the laundry room alone will be expensive enough, so looking down the road for ways to cut costs could make it easier. Modern appliances use less water and electricity, so they can help pay for their new area over time. Even dryers have been redesigned to save on costs, and adding them could save cooling time. For those doing an entire remake of this functional area, adding a counter for folding and a rail for hanging could save them time for more pleasing activities.