The laundry room has become a necessary household improvement because it helps you turn house chores into a manageable activity.
Besides the fact that it has to be organized and up to date, the laundry room has to be beautifully designed, so that you can enjoy the time you spend there.
Whether your home is under construction or you go through a renovation project finding a the most suited place for your laundry room is extremely important.
Laundry room location
If you are wondering where the laundry room should be located in your house, there is one word you should have in mind: convenience.
Usually, the laundry room is located in the basement, because the washing machine and the dryer tend to be quite noisy. However, as technology evolves so are these machines which have grown more silent, so homeowners choose to set their laundry room near bedrooms and bathrooms.
Did you know: Your basement offers extra space without having to build a home extension.
Other suitable location of the laundry room would be:
- near the entry
- an extension to the mudroom
- in the kitchen
- close to the dressing room
Keep in mind: Laundry rooms are prone to flooding, so make sure you waterproof the floors.
Laundry room design
Regardless of the space it offers, with creativity and careful planning you can design a beautiful and efficient laundry room. Here are 6 ideas to help you:
1. Add counters.
Folding clothes sounds easy, but it can be a difficult job especially if you have to bend for a long time. Having counter space in your laundry room makes your job much easier because it allows you to keep a straight position while folding clothes.
2. Add cabinets.
Storage space is extremely important in the laundry room, because it can help you stay organized. For a high-end look you can create custom cabinets around the washer and dryer.
3. Creative placement.
If the room does not allow you to place the washer and the dryer side by side, place them vertically. This is an effective way to work with smaller spaces and keep the room fully functional.
Did you know: You can place the washer and the dryer off the floor and avoid the need to bend and hurt your back. You can create storage spaces under the machines and make use of all the space.
4. Incorporate storage room ideas.
From floating shelves, wall cubicles, baskets or clothes bars, there are many ideas that can help you create storage in your laundry room. Make sure you also create a sorting system for white clothing and colored clothing.
Bonus tip: Ask your family members to sort their laundry in the proper bin – this will save you a lot of time.
5. Design a multipurpose laundry room.
In the same room you can have:
- A craft room
- A mud room
- A household supplies room
6. Add accessories.
For example you can add a drop-down ironing board costumed in a wall or a cabinet. This will allow you to save space and keep the ironing board away when there is no use for it.
Although your laundry room may not see visitors on a regular basis, it is important to give it the attention it needs. By keeping an organized and clean laundry room you will manage to have a nicer time doing home chores.
At Gialluisi Custom Homes we know that a beautiful home is the combination of smart planning and creative design ideas. Whether you choose you remodel your laundry room, your closet, your hallways or any part of the house, our professional designers and builders are ready to help.
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