Our laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Some are as big as a bedroom, while others are tucked away in a tiny hall closet. No matter its dimensions, there’s always room for improvement. Creating an efficient and well-appointed laundry room will not only make doing laundry easier, but quicker as well.
If you’re thinking about a laundry room makeover, here are 5 improvements you’ll want to consider for a more functional space.
1. Install Cabinets and Shelves
Adding storage space to your laundry room is one of the best things you can do to make it more efficient. Cabinets and shelves give you space to organize and conceal laundry accessories like detergent, dryer sheets, and cleaning products. To keep a cohesive look throughout the house, check to see if your kitchen cabinets are also suitable for the laundry room.
If you’re looking for cabinetry that’s durable and easy to install, check out our pre-assembled cabinets that come in a variety of colors and finishes. You can order the exact quantity of base and wall cabinets you need to customize your space. Detailed dimensions of each cabinet are included on our site, so you can make sure it’s the perfect fit before it ships.
2. Create Counter Space
Counters aren’t just for the kitchen and bathroom. In the laundry room, they give you a place to fold clothes and keep laundry necessities in arms reach. If you don’t have the space for base cabinets with countertops, consider encasing front-loading machines with stone or a similar material for a great alternative.
3. Buy an Efficient Washer and Dryer
Energy saving is only part of what we mean by efficient. Yes, saving energy is great, but saving space is great as well! If your laundry room is on the small side consider purchasing a stackable washer and dryer. These space saving machines can open up much-needed floor space for storage and organization.
4. Check Your Lighting
Dim lighting not only strains the eyes, but can make a room uninviting (and doing laundry is already unappealing!) Combine ambient and task lighting for a brighter and more functional laundry room.
Ambient lighting is most commonly the main source of overhead light in a room. A great overhead light should brighten the room and make it cheerier. Task lighting helps you see while doing certain tasks, like folding laundry or measuring detergent. Under cabinet lights are a good example of task lighting that would work well in the laundry room. If the budget allows, add a small chandelier for an elegant touch in an otherwise utilitarian space!
5. Install Water-Resistant Flooring
While we all hope it never happens to us, washers and pipes are known to overflow and spring a leak every now and then. Water-resistant flooring is a good way to make sure those leaks don’t reach your sub-floor and cause mold. Floor experts recommend vinyl flooring and ceramic tile as the two best choices for laundry rooms. That’s because they’re durable, water-resistant, easy to clean and maintain.
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