The past few years have seen many rooms redefined in the average American home. Basements have become entertainment centers, attics have become spare bedrooms, and kitchens have become dining rooms as homeowners find new, creative ways to utilize their space instead of resorting to an addition or moving. Throughout all these changes, however, laundry rooms have been left out to dry, advancing very little (if at all) from the cramped, dim, entirely utilitarian space it always was. But no longer! Today you can brighten, freshen, and completely renew your home’s laundry room with just a little inspiration, organization, and creativity!
A Place for Everything...
As with every room in your home, the primary purpose of your laundry room should be clear to anyone who steps inside and while the washer and dryer set may be a really good hint, a disorganized, dark, and irregularly cleaned laundry room will never do justice for the room dedicated to keeping your family clean and comfortable. That’s why finding a reliable way to organize the laundry room is just what so many homeowners are looking for today. The best way to begin your home’s particular laundry room organization project is starting fresh with everything but your fixed features cleared from the room and then reintroduced in a layout that maximizes available space both on the floor and on counters. Consider novel layouts like having a countertop installation set up above your washer and dryer, or stacking your washer and dryer if their usage will allow for such a layout.
And Everything in Its Place!
Once you've designed a laundry room layout that feels comfortable and makes the most it can of the space available you can work on the most important step for keeping your laundry room organized over time: storage installation and surface installation. It’s not hard to recognize that the major reason laundry rooms get so messy and disorganized is often because of the lack of space to put things! Consider installing new working surfaces and ensure that you organize your laundry room’s storage around your family’s unique habits. For example, instead of fighting against a corner remaining a dumping ground for dirty clothes, look into affordable laundry hampers/cabinet sets! These small additions will do wonders for the look and feel of your laundry room as a whole while also keeping the room’s functioning as convenient and efficient as possible.
Strive for Stylish Functionality
While your main goal for laundry room remodeling may be to have a more efficient and orderly space to keep your family clean and comfortable, you’ll be amazed by the effect that just a bit more development can have on introducing your laundry room to the interior design of your home as a whole! Employing light or neutral paint to your laundry room’s walls along with improved lighting can give the often cramped space the feel of a much larger room and carrying themes, design points, or accents from your home’s interior design over into the laundry room can create a seamless flow from decoration to function, something which will lend a whole new feel to the space aside from it’s utilitarian roots.