How To Set Up A Stylish And Practical Laundry Room
This may come as a surprise but for some the whole concept of a laundry room is strange and unusual. When you think about it, it’s definitely great to have a separate room just for doing laundry, a place to keep the washer, dryer, all the different detergents and other related things. Sometimes that room can be the bathroom as a way to save some space. In any case, you need to find a practical and proper way to organize, furnish and decorate this space. Perhaps the following projects can inspire you.
When you start to add up all the things that should or could be included in a laundry room the list starts to get pretty big. There’s more than just the washer and the dryer. You can add all sorts of useful and cool accessories and features to this room, like pull-out laundry basket storage, an ironing board, a rack for hanging small and delicate things to dry and, of course, plenty of storage for everything else. This laundry room featured on thesunnysideupblog has it all.
A laundry room doesn’t have to be very big in order to be practical. In fact, a lot of them aren’t. The most important thing is to have enough room for the big appliances and a certain amount of storage for the detergents and other such things. A few hooks on a wall could also be practical. Check out how charming this space is. We found it on Camerasandchaos.
If you don’t have the space for a separate laundry room or if you simply don’t find it practical or necessary to have this space separate from everything else, you could include in the bathroom or mudroom. Ideally you’d have this option when designing or remodeling your home. You can check out thisoldhouse to see how such a combo could look like.
Even if the laundry room is mainly a utilitarian space that doesn’t mean it can’t look beautiful. You can use a similar design strategy to that applied to spaces such as the kitchen or the bathroom. You could have a sink with a vanity, a countertop, a backsplash, storage cabinets and a few other elements.
Obviously, you’d want to match your laundry room to the rest of your home which means adopting the same style. We find a rustic or farmhouse style to suit this space particularly well. We especially love the look this sink.
The laundry room doesn’t have to be used exclusively for doing laundry. You could also use it as a more general storage room and you can even make some room in there for your pets. Perhaps you could keep the cat’s litter’s box under the sink or set up a cozy sleeping nook for your dog inside the closet. You can find more inspiring ideas like these ones on sodapopdesign.
If you think a separate room just for doing laundry is a waste of space you have plenty of options to remedy that. As we mentioned before, this can be a multipurpose room. It could be a laundry room but perhaps also a home office or a craft room.
Speaking of multifunctional combos, check out this stylish laundry room/ home office featured on Houseofturquoise. It looks like a very well balanced space and we love how simple the decor is. The pastel blue walls and the white furniture keep the space airy and welcoming.
When it comes to spaces like the laundry room, dressing room, pantry or storage room you should definitely make the most of every bit of space, especially if you have a high ceiling. You could stack the washer and dryer to save floor space and you could add storage on top. As before, the source of inspiration is hardenburgdesigns.
As far as looks and ambiance are concerned, there are plenty of ways to make a laundry room look quirky, attractive and inviting. For example, you could cover the walls with patterned wallpaper. You could also customize the space with cute storage baskets. Also, a wooden floor would really help to make the room feel warm and welcoming. Find more tips and ideas on birdsofafeatherdesign.
Speaking of ways to customize a laundry room, let’s not forget about color and furniture. These two things go hand in hand so consider either ordering some cabinets in a bold, attractive color or giving the existing ones a colorful makeover. Let this post from jaredmedley inspire you. Check out how the grey walls tone down the decor and create a pleasant ambiance in the room. The wooden floor plays an important role as well.