Perfect Laundry Room Tips
A laundry room is increasing in popularity as a necessary household improvement. If you are wondering where the best place to add a laundry room would be, think of convenience first. Set your laundry room up near where dirty laundry would collect, or near the bedrooms where clean laundry gets sent. Some other favorite laundry room locations include near the entry, mud-room adjacent, in the kitchen, in a bathroom or near a closet or dressing area.
Another consideration when deciding on a laundry room location is the noise from the machine’s vibrations. Laundry machines that are located on the second floor should be fitted with vibration pads that dampen the noise that occurs when the machine is in motion.
Here are some laundry room tips that organize, add value and upgrade your space.
Choose a Vibrant Laundry Room Color Theme
Make the laundry room workspace bright and cheerful with paint. Paint is an easy, inexpensive upgrade. Choose a color theme that’s bright and uplifts your mood. Some good paint color options are vibrant citrus tones like lime green, yellow or orange. A crisp, bright white is another good option that brightens the room and the mood. Paint your walls or cabinets in the color of your choice.
Even in smaller spaces, we try to create a countertop surface for laundry rooms. You'll need it to treat, sort, and fold clothes. One good go-to layout is using a front-loading washer and dryer and adding a countertop over it.
If only we can all do laundry by natural light! Unfortunately, the reality is that dream is usually not the case. We not only like to focus on good lighting for functionality, but a pretty light can also work as a beautiful focal point of a room and take the design to the next level.
A unique light bulb that combines a beautiful moment in time and an industrial vibe. Each bulb is one of a kind, colorful creation that can add ambiance to your laundry room.
Sometimes you want to hide your clutter, but in a laundry room — it's the clutter you need to reach for the most! We use trays and baskets to group products.
The Pull-Out Drying Rack
Do you like to have a place to hang some of your clothes to dry? I know I have a few items that I prefer not to pop in the dryer if I can help it.
Well, with this neat pull out drawer you may be able to have a drying rack in a smaller laundry room and not have it take up much space.
Hang a Pegboard Wall
The laundry room can easily become an unorganized drop spot. Corral your cleaning supplies, lint roller, and dog's leash on the wall so you can easily grab what you need.
The Cat Hole
This idea is for all cat lovers out there. It would work in any room, but I store my litterbox in our laundry room. I have a couple of indoor cats that I love dearly, and I know they’d love if I added this to our home.
So you just cut a hole in the door, and you can even add brushing attachments so they feel like they are being rubbed/brushed as they go through the door.
Add More Hanging Bars
Fill unused wall space with simple tension rods for air-drying and to hold freshly laundered items before they go into the closet. Plus, baskets on wheels make it easier to move clothes to and from the washer and dryer and around the house as needed.
We want flooring that isn't afraid to get wet — accidents happen! Also, we like warming up the laundry room with indoor/outdoor rugs, since they are low maintenance. You can literally hose them off!
The Washer Notes
This is a really neat idea that anyone can do. If you have a special care item in the wash that you don’t want to forget about, then you simply use a dry erase marker to write a reminder on the top of the machine.
Plus, you can actually purchase markers that have magnetic lids so they’ll stick directly to your washing machine. Pretty neat idea, huh?