Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized laundry room? It makes even the most unexciting chore of all a somewhat pleasant experience. When it comes to redesigning a room, you have to consider three things: your space limit, your budget, and the theme. In today’s post, we are listing down practical tips to turn even the most disorganized laundry area into a stylish, well-organized cleanup center.
For Small Laundry Areas
To free up more space, get stackable washer and dryer (assuming that you’re shopping for these, of course). Stackable washer and dryer are best for very small spaces, making them a must for modest-sized laundry areas. You can also move conventional washer and dryer to save more space. Don’t be afraid to play with the washer and dryer positions!
Developing a Layout and Remodeling
It helps to consider the electrical system, the plumbing, and venting when developing the laundry area. The same thing goes for the appliances themselves. For example, the washer is always on the left and the dryer is on the right. Don’t mix things up or it will leave you reaching awkwardly.
But if you’re remodeling and not designing from scratch, consider adding a wash sink. Place the wash sink next to the counter. You can also get a wash sink with a built-in counter. The wash sink will require plumbing and come in an array of designs. It will add functionality in your laundry area.
Building a Sorting and Hanging Area
Before and after laundry, clothes have to be sorted. Instead of using other parts of the room to sort your clothes, why not add a sorting area to your laundry room? You don’t need to smash a wall for it. Just add several colorful bins then arrange them vertically or horizontally. The bins will make sorting a breeze!
As for the hanging area, just install a hanging rod and you’re done. Find the most convenient part of the laundry room for the hanging rod. You can also get a retractable clothesline or any hanging novelty items for that matter. This way, you don’t have to bring your clothes outside to dry.
Installing an Ironing Board Cabinet
Adding a built-in ironing board is another convenient addition to the laundry area. Instead of dragging an ironing board inside the laundry room, you can drop open the cupboard and set up the ironing board. Best of all, the ironing board can be tucked in neatly after use.
You want to keep bottles of laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softeners in an organized manner. The size of the room will dictate the best storage solution for the laundry area. You can add shelves, cabinets, and even colorful trays. Optimize unused nooks and cranny to achieve a great storage set up.
If you’re designing a laundry area, consider adding a double storage area on the most convenient parts of the room. You can also add cabinets and a small counter space. These additions will make the space even more functional despite the small size.
Décor and Wall Paint
Choose bright colors to liven up the space. Add home decors to accentuate certain areas of the room. You can also add framed photographs, perhaps a vintage washday photo, to dress up naked walls.