The laundry room probably isn’t your favorite part of your house, but if you have a family you likely find yourself spending time in it more often than you’d like. So why not make it a room you enjoy visiting, to the point where you might even look forward to your next load of laundry?
Whether you are designing a laundry room for a new home, remodeling your current space or just looking to refresh your laundry room’s look, inspiration can come from just about anywhere. Here are diverse laundry rooms each offering some great stylish components.
DEEP UTILITY SINK
If you use a sink to presoak lots of clothing items, such as dirty sports gear for your kids, a deep and wide sink with a wall-mounted faucet is perfect for getting the job done. Plus, the design adds a little charm.
Designers have long championed making laundry rooms’ enjoyable spaces to be in. After all, if you have to do laundry, you might as well be in a pleasant atmosphere. Introducing energizing colors, patterns and features to transform spaces, making them lively, cheerful and a bit quirky.
You can basically squeeze this into a closet, but wow does it deliver! The roll out shelf can expand for folding and ironing and push back in when it’s not needed. The wood shelves offer great linen storage and the exposed brick is a great reminder of all the hard work that has been done.
This laundry room is perfectly combined with the dog paradise. This dog wash is a great place to clean up your pets and give them the spa treatment they deserve. There is even an area to relax for your pet under the counter in the padded cabinet.
Up the charms of your laundry by installing charming elements like shutter windows. The shutters keep the room nicely shaded without blocking out the light. The green jars and potted plants break down the monotony and bring in a fun and cheerful vibe.
A newly connected hallway leading to the master suite had the added benefit of a new laundry closet squeezed in. The space was made efficient with a countertop for folding, a hanging drying rack and cabinet for storage. All is concealed by a traditional barn door.
Original to the home was a beautiful stained glass window. Natural light from the skylight above the back stairway filters through it and illuminates the laundry room. What was an otherwise mundane space now showcases a beautiful art piece.
Updating even a small wall with a quirky new print goes a long way. Choose something that is over-the-top bold. Since the laundry room is usually a little more isolated than the rest, it’s a place where you can really get away with it.
WARM IT UP
Think of this room just as you would any other in your home. Liven it up with a little color. Spice tones make the act of folding laundry seem a tad more exciting than you know it to be.
DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
There’s no need to ignore this room any longer during the festive season. If the holiday decorations are coming out, add a little holiday cheer to your laundry room.
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the laundry room is the kidneys; not the sexiest analogy, sure, but totally crucial when it comes to keeping things clean. Instead of treating this hardworking space as an afterthought, give it the TLC it deserves.