What makes the perfect laundry room
Design by Studio Mcgee
Often laundry rooms are cramped and cluttered. But this is not what happens in the laundry rooms featured on this post.
Even though it seems impossible to have a space like this, there are simple tips and tricks to make your life easier. Not only to help you waste less time when taking care of clothes, but also to keep the space airy.
1. Keep it clean
Create a space for each thing you absolutely need, such as baskets for detergents or a cabinet for your iron. Keep the clutter hidden but accessible because it will be what you’ll need the most! Don’t treat your laundry room as a catchall for shoes, towels or coats. After you are done cleaning them, put them in their place right away.
2. You always need a bar
Design by Bria Hammel Interiors
Most people never think of this. Having a bar in your laundry room can help you dry those shirts that can’t go to the dryer. As well as keeping pressed shirts hanging when you are ironing your clothes.
3. Water friendly floor
Often you need to hand wash some pieces, or your damp clothes are still wet when taking them out of the washer. That’s why you need a floor that can get wet, like tiles. Cement tile is a great option as it is functional and gorgeous!
4. Countertop space
Design by Mawr Design
This is obviously crucial! You need it to fold and sort clothes. If you don’t have much space, adding a shelf often does the trick.
5. Space, storage and light
If you have a window in your laundry room that’s perfect! If not, good lighting fixtures is key. It’s really hard to remove stains in a dark space, probably you’d come outside to figure out you still have a smudge in your shirt. Storage space is very necessary. One way you can add more cabinets is by buying front loaders instead of top loaders. This way you can add cabinets over them.
Also most of us have much smaller spaces, or no room for laundry at all. Consider designating a cart for it like this one:
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Having a small apartment, I’m totally considering DYI’ing one myself. It would be awesome to transport it to any room in the house, since I wash the clothes in the kitchen and often iron them in the living room.
6. Create a lost and found
Found in Home Bunch
Get a basket and throw in there all of the single gloves and sockets you find without a pair. Every time you go to put something in there, try to find it’s pair in there. Before doing this, I would always loose them all.
See you next time!