Many homeowners too often overlook the laundry room. It may not be as exciting as the living room or the kitchen, but it’s still an essential part of any home. After all, you wouldn’t be able to wash your clothes without it.
Instead of relegating this space to the sidelines, give it the care and attention it deserves. Smart homeowners invest in the proper tools and improvements for their laundry room. Regular maintenance is also essential, such as dryer vent cleaning.
If you don’t have a lot of space for basic laundry such as washing and folding, here are a few pointers for making the most of the space you have. We also included a few ideas for organizing and decorating. Let’s begin!
1. Utilize wall storage
Laundry is often relegated to the smallest room you have, so you need to make use of all the available space. If there isn’t enough room for cabinets, use wall storage instead. For instance, you can hang a wire rack for laundry supplies such as dryer sheets and detergent. They’re also an excellent place for hanging light items to dry.
2. Mix multiple cabinet types
If you do have the space for cabinets, then don’t limit yourself to a single type. Mix both open and closed cabinets to store linens and laundry essentials. Use closed shelves for bottles of detergent and fabric softener and store towels and blankets in the exposed cabinets. Alternating cabinet types will open up the space and make it look more attractive.
3. Change the layout
Laundry rooms are practical, but that doesn’t mean you can’t focus on the visuals. Changing the layout allows you to balance design and efficiency. If you have a front-loading washer and dryer, you can position cabinets above it for easy access. You can also place a sink between the two appliances.
4. Install an indoor drying rack
You don’t have to do dry clothes outdoors. If you have a high ceiling, you can place a ceiling drying rack inside the laundry room. With a small ladder and a drying rack, you can hang your delicates and other items to dry. The goal is to utilize every inch of the space you have.
5. Use wheeled hampers
If you do a lot of laundry, but you don’t have a lot of space, a wheeled hamper allows you to move clothes around your place with minimal effort. You can also store it anywhere, freeing up valuable space in your laundry room. If you have a family, you assign each member their own hamper to help them manage their own laundry.
6. Use white paint
Dark colors and wallpapers make a space feel smaller and more confined. Repainting the walls white makes your laundry room feel more open and inviting. White walls look crisper and cleaner as well and lend a professional feel to the space.
Too many accessories can make your space feel more cluttered and cramped. If possible, do not decorate your laundry room. A retooled layout, clean cabinets, and cool paint are all enough to make a space more visually appealing.