28 Jun Laundry Room Design Ideas
Do you have a love-hate relationship with laundry or your laundry room? We spend an average of 16 minutes a day on laundry. That’s nearly eight hours a month! And if you have a large family, you probably spend much more time than that gathering and sorting, washing, drying, folding, hanging, and putting clean clothes away.
While some people claim that doing laundry is akin to meditating, others prefer to spend as little time as possible on the task. Whichever camp you belong to, one thing is certain: having an organized laundry room can make your clothes-washing routine much easier. Here are some suggestions for creating a laundry room that’s clean and efficient.
Do you love the feel and smell of warm clothes fresh from the dryer but hate the sight of your disorganized laundry room? That’s understandable. Most laundry rooms tend to become dumping grounds for all sorts of things — dirty and clean laundry, clothes that need to be mended, old cleaning supplies, etc. To keep the mess from piling up, take 15 to 20 minutes every couple of weeks to clear out anything that’s taking up unnecessary space. You may also want to add tilt-out hampers, like the ones offered by Closets by Design. When you add multiple hampers, you can designate one for colors and another for whites, or one for dirty clothes and one for clean clothes that need to be folded. It’s much easier to get your laundry done when you don’t have to step around mounds of clothes.
Use All the Space
If you don’t already have cabinets in your laundry room, think about installing them to make full use of the vertical space that’s available. A combination of cabinets, drawers and pull-out shelves allows you to store cleaning products behind doors and keep frequently used items within easy reach. With Closets by Design custom cabinets, you can incorporate an ironing board drawer or a wall-mounted board to keep that ugly but essential tool out of sight. Both options save space while still making it simple to access your ironing board.
Even if your room is small, you probably have storage space that you aren’t utilizing. At a minimum, you may be able to install a countertop over your washer and dryer (so you have a place to sort and fold clothes) or a pull-down hanging rod for drying delicate items.
Make the Laundry Room Multi-Purpose
Laundry rooms are often located near a secondary entrance, like a garage or side door. As family members come inside, they frequently leave rain boots, jackets, umbrellas, sports gear, and other items piled in the laundry room. Why not go with the flow and create a multi-purpose mudroom? Group your machines, ironing board, and other laundry essentials on one side of the room and add cabinets, shelving, and hooks to the other side. You can even assign cubbies to each family member, so they have a dedicated place for their stuff. There are so many storage options available that are both functional and stylish. In addition to their wide array of cabinet styles, Closets by Design offers wall storage systems that will help you turn your messy space into a well-organized, multi-functional room. To see some of our fantastic designs in action, check out Closets by Design on Facebook or Instagram.
Let an Expert Help
If you’re spending the equivalent of an eight-hour workday in your laundry room every month, shouldn’t that space be working for you? The professionals at Closets by Design can create a custom design plan that will make your laundry room beautiful and efficient. As industry leaders for forty years, we offer the highest quality product construction and the best value in the business. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation.