When you think of your favorite room in your house, the laundry room probably doesn’t make the top of the list, perhaps because most people view doing laundry as a chore. Still, this kind of space can be quite useful, as it can help you organize your unwashed clothes without leaving them all over your house. Unfortunately, not all homes come with laundry rooms, which makes this task even more tedious. Therefore, getting creative is the only logical solution.
Luckily, even the smallest of places can be turned into something beautiful. For instance, some people take it upon themselves to transform their basements into laundry rooms. Some even use their closets as dedicated laundry spaces.
So, whether you have a laundry room or you want to create a dedicated laundry space in your home, we’ve got a few solutions for you. Keep reading to find out more.
Organization Is Key
Whether you have a laundry room or closet, organizing things should be your top priority. Without proper organization, it’s hard to find joy in doing your laundry. We recommend adding shelves above your washer and dryer, as they are bound to boost your efficiency.
For additional functionality, add wicker baskets or boxes. These will help keep your space clean and tidy. You will also avoid clutter, which is extremely important in smaller rooms.
Add a Countertop
Creating more space in a small laundry room or closet can often give you a headache. Luckily, people have tested plenty of innovative solutions that will surely help create more space. For instance, you can purchase a practical countertop, which will help disguise the appliances, keep them from spillage, and create more surfaces for folding and sorting laundry.
If you can’t afford a countertop, you can do it yourself. Simply take a plank of wood and cut it to fit the top of your washer and dryer.
Opt for Shiplap and Quality Boards
Whether you have a large or small laundry-dedicated space, shiplap is a great solution. The material looks fantastic on walls, especially in all-white or light wood colors. The place won’t feel cramped, as white appliances will blend in, thus giving the illusion of more space.
Similarly, you’ll need high-quality mold-free floorboards for your laundry room. Magnesium oxide boards are the perfect solution, as they’re durable, mold- and asbestos-free, incombustible, and impact-resistant, among other things. They’ll keep the space safe while also looking great.
Hang a Drying Rack
If you live in an apartment building or don’t have the option for an outdoor drying rack, you should consider hanging one in your laundry room or closet. The size of your laundry-dedicated space is not as important because drying racks can be custom-made. Besides, this way, your unfolded clothes will be kept out of the way, and you will have more room to maneuver.
Add Hanging Bars
Installing hanging bars in the laundry room is one of the best tricks I’ve encountered. It’s a simple and efficient solution that will keep your shirts, jackets, dresses, and similar types of clothes wrinkle-free.
Furthermore, you can use them for air-drying clothes, or, if you don’t have enough closet space, you can store some of your things on them.
You may even want to consider adding two rows of hanging bars for all of your clothes. Either way, try to utilize your wall space as much as you can.
Keep Important Things Within Reach
It doesn’t take a lot of space to keep laundry-related things within reach. For example, keep the ironing board somewhere in the room to make the whole ironing process a bit easier. Also, leave a hamper nearby in case you need to rewash some of the clothes.
I also recommend a dedicated lint bin next to your dryer. For instance, you can take a small plastic box and hang it on the wall to save space.
Don’t forget to add a ladder if you’ve previously installed hanging bars and high shelves. You can even store it between the washer and dryer to make sure you don’t trip over it while in the laundry room.
Style Is Individual
If you need some style tips on how to decorate your laundry room or closet, I can offer plenty of them. However, since preferences are rather individual, I’ll just give you a few ideas that might inspire you:
- Create a rustic nook
- Add an accent wallpaper wall
- Paint the ceiling
- Try slate and mahogany
- Incorporate art
Feel free to experiment and try something that you haven’t before. You never know — you might end up falling in love with your laundry room!