The laundry room is one area of the house that’s easy to overlook. While many of us spend plenty of time cleaning clothes, it’s not the first area of the home we consider for renovations. However, by updating this area, you can ease the chores of washing, folding, and ironing. Below, I’ve outlined my top tips for upgrading your laundry room!
There are various storage systems y’all can use, but shelves and cabinets are the main two I recommend. Consider installing a shelf just above or beside the washer and dryer where you store detergent, bleach, and other cleaning essentials. Alternatively, you could designate a cabinet for all that.
Considering storage systems, you should also evaluate where to place or install a hanging rack for clothes that cannot go in the dryer. The drying rack you need depends on how many of your garments are hang-dry only.
Set a Decorating Theme
The laundry room doesn’t have to look drab, even if it doubles as the mudroom. Instead, consider your decorating theme for the rest of the house and use that to add additional pops of color and décor here. For example, if you love the rustic aesthetic, you could have a barn door or install aged-wood cabinets for extra storage.
Replace Old Appliance
A laundry machine should make life easier, but as the appliance breaks down, it may do anything but help. As these devices age, their technology becomes outdated. On the other hand, newer machines have various wash features. Some washing machines can even connect to wireless devices or digital assistants, so y’all can turn it on from another room if you’re busy.
Two key things to know before buying a washer and dryer are your budget and the need for replacement. When setting a budget, consider your spending on updating the entire room first.
Add a Sink
Another tip for upgrading your laundry room is to add a sink. Scrubbing stains out of clothes isn’t always easy, but when y’all have a sink in the laundry room, all the cleaning essentials are easily accessible. Plus, y’all can use this sink to clean off your muddy boots on a rainy day, so you don’t have to track dirt through the kitchen.
Make It Your Own
No matter what type of renovation y’all tackle, what’s most important is you consider what you like. This is your space, and every aspect of the home should reflect that. Don’t try to keep up with decorating trends for the sake of it. After all, only you can make your house a home.
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