Your laundry room’s function can be for much more than washing and drying clothes. Here are five ideas to create a more practical laundry room space in your home.
Laundry rooms come in all different shapes and sizes. They can also house more than just a washing machine and dryer.
Your laundry room space should be a practical area of your home, meeting both your laundry and lifestyle needs. Whether it is a fresh coat of paint or a few shelves here and there, your laundry room space can easily be a friendly, functional, and aesthetically pleasing space that makes washing and drying feel less like a chore. It can also provide additional storage and additional functions to your home.
5 Practical Ways to Create More Laundry Room Space
Here are five ideas to transform your dark and dingy laundry room space into a much more practical area of your home that can be used for a variety of purposes other than just laundry.
#1 Create a Command Center
Life gets busy; why not have a space in your home that allows you to easily navigate its hustle and bustle? Transform your laundry room into a functional command center where the odds and ends have a home and purpose.
For example, you can install hooks to hang your keys, a whiteboard to outline your week’s food menu, a calendar to keep track of everyone’s schedule, and small bins to sort the mail.
You might also want to consider installing open shelving or closed cabinets for additional storage and cleaning product home heroes.
#2 Add a Countertop
Your home’s laundry room is a working room. And every workspace needs a flat surface to work on. Adding a countertop to your laundry room allows for extra room to store items and work on tasks.
If you have a front load washer and dryer, you could add a countertop right above them for easy access to detergents, softeners, and dryer sheets. If you have a stackable washer and dryer, consider adding a countertop next to them or along the adjacent wall to better maximize the floor, shelf, and cabinet space.
#3 Use a Curtain Rod as a Drying Rack
Not everything that goes into the washing machine will get transferred into the dryer. Some fabrics are best left to air dry. Instead of using a bulky drying rack that occupies too much floor space, consider installing a sleek, modern curtain rod to hang the pieces that need to be air dried.
#4 Add Cubbies to Your Space
Adding cubbies to your walls is not only a great storage idea, but cubbies are also perfect organizers for family members, especially children, to sort their soiled clothes and pick up their washed, pressed, and folded items too.
You can even place a few cubbies within the kids’ reach and fill them with toys to keep them entertained, so you can keep an eye on them while doing the laundry.
#5 Combine Your Mudroom and Laundry Room
If you have plenty of square footage in your laundry room, you can even make it a mudroom, too. One side would function as the mudroom, storing shoes, jackets, and umbrellas and the other side for the washing and drying.
By combining the two, you can make it a more functional space where the catch-all items actually have a place, and muddy shoes and soaking wet jackets can quickly and easily get washed and dried.
Make Your Laundry Room Space Practical for You
Whether you hire help to handle the laundry or do it yourself, washing and drying clothes is a necessity. At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we understand how important every room in your home is to you--including your laundry room.
Our expertise as builders and renovators of luxury homes allows us to provide our clients with the services and knowledge necessary for the successful planning, designing, permitting, and construction of your home.
With the right design and storage solutions, you can transform your dark, dingy laundry room space into the functional inviting space you need. Contact us today to get started.