If you want to remodel your laundry room and make it more practical, here are some ideas on ways to spruce up your laundry room.
The laundry room is that one room in the house where we spend quite a lot of time, whether we like it or not. However, nobody says that it can't be a happy place. Therefore, we thought of some fun ways to spruce up your laundry room and make it your new favorite room in the house. So, check out our suggestions for keeping your laundry room neat and organized. And don't worry about the space. Whether you have a big basement laundry room or just a corner for it, these ideas can work just as well. So without further ado, here are some ideas for making your life easier while doing laundry.
1. First things first: declutter
Before organizing your laundry room and deciding on a decor style, you should declutter it. Yes, the laundry room can become cluttered with unnecessary items. For instance, empty detergent boxes, broken coathangers, or deteriorated laundry hampers. You should throw all of them out without a second thought. And if you don't have a trash can in the laundry room yet, maybe it's time to add one. You will need it in the future to avoid gathering more trash. Also, remove any items that should not be in the laundry room. Even if you share the laundry room space with the mudroom or gardening tools, keep things separated. There should be no objects left on the dryer, for example, or clean clothes put near objects that can cause contamination. Plus, you should keep your laundry workspace area clear so that you can work productively.
2. Upgrade the flooring
The laundry room is one of the most humid rooms in the house. And if you have a multipurpose room combining the bathroom and laundry, it's even worse. Not to mention having the laundry room in the basement. The possibility of flooding is much higher in such a scenario. As a result, if you lay hardwood flooring in such places, it will get damaged. However, there are solutions to this problem. You can use vinyl, ceramic, or porcelain tiles. Vinyl tiles are popular because of their practicality, low cost, and ease of installation. On the other hand, porcelain and ceramic tiles are easy to clean, and wear and scratch-resistant. You can find them in lots of shapes, colors, and sizes and combine them to add a pop of color to your laundry room.
If your bathroom is also your laundry room, we recommend using ceramic or porcelain tiles for flooring.
3. Play with the colors of the walls
Even if white is the popular choice for a laundry room, it might not be the best. Sure, it makes the room look clean and spacious, but white is hard to maintain. White walls smear quickly, so you'll have to repaint them frequently or keep washing them constantly. So instead of using paint, choose washable wallpaper. Wallpaper is simple to apply and remove, and it comes in a wide range of colors and textures. Plus, you don't have to worry about the humidity in the laundry room. Wallpaper is easy to wipe, and you can even find water-resistant wallpapers that last longer. Therefore, even if you just have a small wall space between cabinets, enrich it with colorful wallpaper. Furthermore, you can choose a theme for the laundry room and install wallpaper that matches it.
4. Create more storage space
One of the ways to spruce up your laundry room is to create more storage space. Whether you have a large laundry room or a small one, you can never have enough space. You need room for sorting, folding, lining, ironing, and so on. So, think practicality when organizing the area, and you will be golden. For example, if there is room between the washing machine and the dryer, a shelved roll cart can fill it. In it, you can place the laundry products that you use regularly. In addition, you can place cabinets over the machines where you can store other products and towels, but keep in mind that some fabrics will not do well in these humid conditions. If you want to keep your linen safe for a longer period, the best way is to rent a storage unit. Your bed sheets and linen will stay in good condition if you go with a climate-controlled unit.
You should store your towels with care in your laundry room.
5. Create areas for each task
As we mentioned earlier, a lack of space in the laundry room can limit your productivity. Therefore, you need to use what little room you have to your advantage. For instance, if you have your washing and drying machines side by side, you can place a counter on top. By doing so, you will create a new folding area. Also, you can place a folding ironing board on a wall or over the door. That way, you will save a lot of space when you don't need to iron. In addition, you can install a hanging rod or a collapsible drying rack for drying your laundry. Or, you can use wooden shelves with multiple slots to place hampers inside them. That way, you can separate your clothes before you wash them. These are all great ways to spruce up your laundry room.
6. Brighten up the place
Nobody says a laundry room can't be warm and welcoming. We spend far too much time there, so why not make it enjoyable? And you can bring a lot of joy and warmth to the room by decorating it. For instance, you can install extra light fixtures to make the place look brighter. After all, laundry rooms are often dark and dim, and they could always use some additional lighting. You can install tap lights under cabinets, for example, and some overhead lights. In addition to lighting, you can also hang some wall art in your laundry room. It will brighten up the place instantly, and you will have something nice to admire while you do your chores. Also, you can decorate with laundry items such as hampers or woven baskets. Besides being practical, they can also look pretty.
Hampers can be used to spruce up your laundry room. They are practical, and they can also look nice.
The bottom line
Whether you enjoy or despise it, you have to do laundry. And if you have to do it, at least do it in a pleasant environment. Use these ways to spruce up your laundry room, and you will have a dream space to work in. It will be warm, welcoming, joyful, and most of all, practical.
By: Lisa Roberts