Design Tips for the Perfect Laundry Room

Whether you have a large or small space, your laundry room is an essential part of your home and shouldn't be an afterthought. Because, let’s face it, whether we like it or not we spend a lot of time in our laundry rooms!


Here are some of our top tips for features and other considerations to make your laundry room perfect for YOU:


AWESOME DESIGN FEATURES


1. HANGING SPACE / DRYING RACKS


Left: Mel Bean Interiors (Photo by Laurey Glenn)


2. PULL OUT ORGANIZERS



3. COUNTERTOP SPACE FOR FOLDING



4. PULL OUT HAMPERS OR STYLISH, VISIBLE HAMPERS



5. SINKS



6. FOLD OUT IRONING BOARDS



7. A LAUNDRY CHUTE



OTHER DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS


PEDESTALS FOR FRONT LOAD WASHER/DRYER

Pros:

  • Don’t have to bend down as far to load / unload clothes

  • Extra storage below

Cons:

  • No countertop above W/D

  • Might be a bit too tall for the vertically-challenged to pour liquid detergents and fabric softeners into the dispensing tray


CONSIDER STACKING WASHER/DRYER TO SAVE SPACE




MAKE IT FUN!


Painted cabinets, fun floor tiles & decorative backsplashes can make doing the laundry a little less of a chore.



FINAL THOUGHTS


Your laundry room doesn't have to be a drag. Just because it's a work area, doesn't mean it shouldn't match the character of the rest of the home. So go bold with decor and splurge a little for those extra features that make it WORK for YOU!