The laundry room is one space that we use frequently however it comes as an afterthought when it comes to designing the space. Sometimes it’s a corner room in your home or banished to the basement where there’s usually not a lot of attention when it comes to layout.
When it comes to designing and remodeling your laundry room you need to think about what’s important to you for this space. Do you need more storage, more room in the space or more countertop space? There are many ways to reconfigure layout so you can achieve all of these. Even though that washer and dryer take up a lot of space, you can move them in different ways to achieve the goals you have for this space.
Sometimes your laundry room also functions as a mudroom or storage room for household things like vacuum cleaners, brooms, pet food, etc. So these are also things to keep in mind when remodeling this space. Making sure you have enough storage space to accommodate your needs.
If you have a stackable washer and dryer and in need of extra countertop space, then setting them side by side and installing a counter over top of them is a great way to achieve extra countertop space as well as making the room look and feel bigger. If you have the square footage, even adding an island to increase countertop space as well as adding more storage is another great option.
Adding storage cabinets above as well as below can be just the storage space you need. But if you’re utilizing this space as a mudroom as well, then adding a built in bench and locker on one wall will add a seating area, extra storage, a place to hang coats and keep shoes organized as well as adding design appeal and providing more space to move around.
Incorporating open shelving along with a hanging rack is another popular choice among homeowners when remodeling the laundry room. The open shelving adds that modern farmhouse design appeal as well as a great place to either put decor or use as storage.
Painting the space a fresh bright color and adding crown molding will make the room more inviting. Make sure to choose a color theme that’s bright and uplifts your mood. Also adding a tile backsplash can provide more design appeal making this once drab space a more comforting place to be when doing such a mundane task. Even just changing light fixtures or adding a chic lamp can change the look and mood of the laundry room.
Whatever you decide to do to upgrade your laundry room, giving this room extra attention is important since this is a room that most of us spend a considerable amount of time in each week. Now the once dreaded weekly task if doing laundry can be more appealing in a space that’s inviting, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.