Improving your laundry room is a great way to add freshness and functionality to your home. Whether your laundry room is in the garage, basement or closet, an upgraded laundry room can make you feel differently about your entire home–maybe even about your laundry.
If you don’t already have a separate laundry room, choose your location carefully. Set up your laundry close to where dirty laundry collects, or near the bedrooms where clean laundry goes. Here are a few options to consider when thinking about location:
- Near the back door
Waterproof floors under the washing machine are essential, as unexpected flooding can occur. This is especially important if your laundry room is located on the second floor.
The vibration of the washing machine can create unnecessary noise. If your placement options are limited, we may use some materials to limit machine noise.
Here are some simple laundry ideas to organize, add value and refresh your space.
Add Some Color
Paint is a simple way to update your laundry area. Our decorating team can help your choose themes of bright colors that will raise your mood. Don’t forget the interior of the laundry closet. This is a great place to add some color or a fun wallpaper.
Counter space is key in the laundry to make sorting and folding laundry easy work. Create a custom laundry room design by adding a counter over your side-by-side washer and dryer.
If you have the square footage, add an island to your laundry room to increase counter space.
Want to take your laundry room to the next level? You might consider installing kitchen cabinets around your washer and dryer. A simple cabinet contrasted with a bright wall color or paper is a fun combination. Changing out hardware and adding a shelf or towel rack is a great way to add a little style.
Creative Washer and Dryer Mounting
If you don’t have enough space to keep your washer and dryer side by side, stack them vertically. This is a great way to work with smaller spaces while still having a functional laundry area.
Enhance your washer and dryer area by eliminating bending to load and unload the washer and dryer. Create a storage area in the space under the washing machine and dryer. Some manufacturers of washing machines and dryers offer elevated storage units on matching electrical surfaces.
Wall cubicles, floating shelves, baskets and clothes bars are all good storage options in a laundry room. Be sure to add a dirty laundry sorting system to save time when doing laundry.
Laundries are often found in dark spaces or rooms without windows, so good lighting is important. Add lighting under the cabinet or large top lamps to illuminate and expand the space. Good lighting will also make it easier for you to see what you are doing.
Beautiful lighting fixtures are not only practical, but they enhance the design of a laundry room.
Accessories That Hide Laundry
A wall or cabinet mounted drop-down ironing board is a great way to hide clutter. Most designs not only hide the ironing board away, but have enough room for storing your iron and laundry supplies. A wall-mounted drying rack is another smart option for air drying delicates like lingerie or sweaters.
Multi-purpose Laundry Room
Of course you don’t have to use the laundry room for just laundry. Creating a Multi-function laundry room is a great solution if you have limited space. Here are some other ways you might share your new laundry space:
- Mud Room
- Craft Room
- Household Storage
- Sports Equipment Storage
Ready to Make a Change?
Are you ready to do something new and fun with your laundry space? Contact our design team and start sharing your ideas. Then let us take it from there.