Whether you abhor doing laundry or it’s a moment of zen for you, the laundry room is often an afterthought, and there’s no reason why you can’t make laundry happen in a space that you love! Read on for some tips and ideas for a laundry room that fits your needs and mood.
You Don’t Have to Have a Huge Room
Let’s face it; devoting an entire room to laundry can seem like a lot, but smaller rooms or converted closets can feel cramped. With careful design choices, even a small laundry room can be an inviting space, like this space that incorporates wainscoting in a sweet pink shade.
Make Sure Utility Comes First
If you focus too much on appearance, you might lose sight of functionality. For example, stacking your laundry units will give you some more floor space, but some people find lifting the laundry from a stacked unit to be painful.
This laundry room includes a small utility sink, cabinets to store supplies, and this neat built-in drying rack that can be pulled out when needed!
Make use of Lost Space (and Prevent Lost Socks)
We love this small cupboard that fills the gap between the washer and dryer. It’s a snug fit, so there’s no chance of losing things in that space, but enough room to hold detergent, dryer sheets, and other items
Consider Putting Your Laundry in a Different Room:
In many countries, it is standard to have a compact washing machine in the kitchen; the smaller size means it fits under the counters. Many people love the convenience of the kitchen setup because it makes it easy to just toss dirty dish towels directly into the machine. For people who hate doing the laundry, this might also make it a little easier to keep up with the laundry, because you can start a load while making a cup of coffee.
Hide your Machines with a Curtain
Have an old washer/dryer set that keeps on working, but looks a little dated? If you like the farmhouse look, consider setting up a little curtain with a sturdy cotton canvas to hide the machines away when they’re not in use.
What are your favorite design tips for your least favorite chores?