We are writing this blog to give you good ideas about how to make your laundry space functional and convenient.
How do I make the most use of my functional laundry space?
Whether you have a 500 sq foot laundry room or a 25 sq foot laundry closet, you can design a space that works best for your lifestyle.
How do I make my single door laundry closet more useful?
Depending on the size of your stackable unit, you may be able to add cabinetry or a shelf above for storage.
Add a thin pantry cabinet or shelving along the side of your unit with a clothing rod.
Install cool white lighting in the closet and the hallway, since this area tends to be dark.
Install a small pull-out ironing board to the back of the door. You will need approximately 4” of space behind your units for hoses and dryer vent, for room to close the door.
Accessories, such as a folding table, a rack to dry clothes & hooks can be installed on either side of the door.
How do I make my double door laundry closet more useful with stackable or side-by-side units?
Install cabinets and shelves for storage, add baskets and hamper space, if available.
Add a countertop above your side-by-side front loader machines for folding space. If you have stackable units, you can add a smaller countertop beside it.
Hang a clothes rod above counter space.
Install barn doors for a charming look and to utilize all of your closet space.
Add a decorative wallpaper design to the back wall.
Hang an ironing board or other utility items on the doors.
Install cool lighting, if needed.
How can I make the most of my pantry laundry room?
A laundry sink might fit nicely in this space, which would be very convenient.
Tiling the space behind your sink is a beautiful look & functional, it’s easy clean-up for those tough messes.
Cabinets blended with open shelving are great for kids’ laundry baskets and separating whites & darks.
Add cabinets & shelves wherever possible for any additional storage.
Decorative baskets and containers look nice to store items on shelves.
How do I make my bathroom/laundry room combo blend together when my appliances are exposed?
Add cabinets above, below and along the sides of your washer and dryer for storage & paint them to match your existing space.
Add a longer countertop on top of your front loading machines.
Make a space below the countertop to store hampers out of the way.
If you have top loaders, hang a rod for clothes or add painted shelves to store baskets & decorative items.
Install wallpaper behind your units and lighting above.
Hang a ladder above your units or stand it against the wall for a drying rack.
Create a partial wall or half-wall, although still visible, this creates a bit of separation.
How do I make my bathroom laundry closet more appealing?
Install a sliding barn door for a creative look while being able to utilize all of your laundry space.
Build out your laundry closet and add cabinets above. Frame it & add nice doors to match your existing bathroom.
Add decorative wallpaper. The peel & stick contact paper makes it easier than ever to install and remove if you change your mind.
Add cabinets and shelves inside for storage, baskets & decorative items.
Use cool white lighting for more visibility, since this area tends to be a darker space.
What is the best way to utilize my functional laundry room space?
Tile the walls or hang wallpaper to create beauty & texture. It dresses up your space & is easy to wipe clean.
Install a laundry sink if you have the plumbing set up, keep the sink near your washer for easy transition for tough messes.
If you have windows with a lot of natural lighting, hang fabric shades. They are beautiful and easy to open and close.
If you don’t have windows, add cool white lighting. It is more luminous and best for practical spaces, such as laundry rooms, kitchens & garages.
Under cabinet lighting or a decorative fixture over your utility sink would be beautiful & practical.
Add cabinetry where space is available, over your washer & dryer or along the side.
Install a counter cabinet for additional storage, such as bulk items, cleaning supplies & linens. This allows room for a countertop, to make folding clothes easy, right from the dryer.
Make room for a pantry, to store a fold out ironing board, iron and other essentials.
Have a designated space to store hampers out of the way. I love the rolling cart laundry baskets, reminiscent of those days at the laundromat.
Add shelves for your decorative items and baskets to complete your space.
How do I create a nice basement functional laundry room space?
Oh, the dreaded laundry room basement! Why would anyone ever think this was a good idea?
What can I do with my Basement Laundry room?
Paint the concrete walls and floors a color or design.
Hang curtains over the concrete walls to soften the space.
Add a cabinet with a countertop for a place to fold clothes. You can find an old cabinet or dresser to paint and use in this space.
Set-up an ironing station for easy access to iron and essentials.
Add plenty of cool white lighting to make the space brighter to work in.
Hang shelves and add baskets for storage.
Use a decorative rug to make the space feel cozy.
Hang a ladder from the ceiling beams to use as a drying rack.
What is the best flooring for my laundry room?
A vinyl plank or tile floor would be a great choice and resistant to spills and dirt.
For the typical concrete basement floor you can paint it or tile. Stick down tiles might also be a good inexpensive option.
If you don’t have an overflow drain in the floor, I would recommend a washing machine drip pan. You’ll be happy you have one, if your washing machine ever overflows.
The possibilities are endless for creating a beautiful, more functional laundry space. I hope my blog has inspired you to get creative and have fun with your project. I recommend looking on Pinterest for more creative ideas and get started!