For a room that is always in use, laundry rooms tend to be an afterthought when it comes to decorating or remodeling. Most homeowners don’t take the time to design or decorate the laundry room. After all, these utility spaces are often awkwardly shaped and small. Since we tend to spend a lot of time in them, it is time to show it some special attention! Remodeling the laundry room is a great way to improve function, make it look better and feel nicer so that spending more time in there is more enjoyable. Are you ready to do laundry in style? Here are some features you should think about when remodeling the laundry room:
Often, we do more than just wash clothes in this space. Laundry rooms are usually used to store cleaning supplies, random goods, and they sometimes double as a mudroom. While planning out how you want to remodel the room, make sure you design a space that is able to handle a variety of activities. You might want to implement more storage nooks and shelvings or switch out the flooring for something that is easier to maintain.
Do have a proper place to wash the dog? When remodeling the laundry room, consider adding a pet washing station since there’s already plumbing in this room. Why not take the steps to make your life easier?
Make Laundry Day Easier
When remodeling the laundry room, you will definitely want to consider how you do laundry. Yes, the way you wash, dry and fold are important factors because the new design should make these activities more manageable to complete. If you have a large family and you tend to do laundry a few days out the week, implementing individual hampers or baskets might be more efficient. If you prefer to fold clothes in the laundry room, adding in extra countertop space would be ideal. Mounting a television in the laundry room could also make laundry days go by much faster.
Investing in New Appliances
Tired of the clunky washer and dryer that just does not work like they once did? If you have decided to switch out your old appliances, you will have to determine what kind of washer and dryer you want. Stacked appliances can save on space, but you might need a stool to reach the controls. Front-loading machines allow you to expand countertop space over them. Many of today’s appliances are manufactured in bold hues which are great for adding style or brightening the laundry room. If you’re planning on moving the appliances out, this is a great time to also replace the floors.
Decorating the laundry room does not have to be expensive. Experiment with color, and personalize the area with rugs, artwork, and signs and photos. Use decorative or colorful tile on the walls to add a pop of color.