To some customers, most self-service laundries look alike. Operators know better. While there aren’t many “radical” laundry layouts when it comes to washer-and-dryer placement, many stores have subtle design features. American Coin-Op has put together a more abstract approach to laundry design. This report, filled with input from industry representatives, examines the many factors that operators need to consider when designing a store.
Some of the topics include:
- Equipment placement
- Customer preferences
- Modern trends
- Maintenance concerns
- The green movement
There is no accepted “ideal” laundry design. With this in mind, you can weigh the various design factors, and arrive at or choose a design that best suits your needs, be it for a small store in a rural area or a large store in an urban environment.
For six days in 2020, a large cast and crew took over Majers Coin Laundry to film scenes for "Everything Everywhere All at Once." The sci-fi dramedy released in 2022 won seven Academy Awards earlier this year, making the laundromat part of cinematic history. Store owner Kenny Majers recounts his laborious but moving experience.