4 Steps to Help Design Your Laundry Room | The RTA Store

Got laundry? We all do! There’s always a pile of clothes that needs to be washed, and, truth be told, it never ends! When you think about how much time you actually spend in the laundry room, it makes you wonder…. Why is it the most forgotten room of the house when it comes to design?

Well wonder no more because today we are going to show you four simple steps to help you take your laundry room from a space that was once forgotten to one that will be unforgettable!

1. Layout

Your laundry room should be treated like any other room in your house when you’re getting ready to make new changes or updates. You should always consult with a professional designer to help you get a great layout that suits your needs, as well as help you achieve the desired look for your new laundry room.

At TheRTAStore our professional designers will sit and work with you to find out what your needs are for your laundry room, and show you the best way to plan out and utilize every square inch of space, so it becomes a more efficient and pleasant area to do the laundry.

2. Cabinetry And Storage

Adding in cabinetry and storage to your laundry room is a huge plus when it comes to keeping things clean and well organized. Cabinetry will allow you ample space to store large items like laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and other household cleaning agents.

When you’re thinking about what type of cabinets to select, your best bet is to go with something similar to what’s already in your kitchen and baths. But if you’re trying to match something existing and can’t find the exact cabinets you purchased years ago, stay with something simple like Shaker style cabinets.

3. Lighting

Great lighting can really make or break a space, and having enough light in a space can visually make it feel larger, especially if you have a small laundry room.

Make sure when you’re planning out the types of light you’d like to have in your laundry room that you’re including general overhead lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting.

Wall hung cabinets can sometimes cause dark shadows which may obstruct light, making it difficult to see what you’re doing.  A simple solution to this dilemma is to install under cabinet lighting.

4. Flooring How to Design the Laundry Room

The laundry room can be a great space to get creative with flooring. It’s considered more of a utility space, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to choosing ugly flooring!

There are tons of beautiful flooring choices for laundry rooms, like vinyl flooring and porcelain tile that are made to look like wood. Just make sure that whatever flooring you choose, it’s water resistant in the event you have a flood in your laundry room.

Thinking about upgrading your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room? Visit us online and let one of our friendly RTAStore designers help you plan out your next space! Need more design inspiration? Follow our boards on Pinterest!