When was the last time you showed off your laundry room? No, it’s not a trick question. The truth is, when it comes to sprucing up our homes, the laundry room may be the one room we overlook. That’s all changing, as today’s trendy homeowners are ramping up their laundry room design by unleashing their creative side and transforming this forgotten space into a room of beauty and functionality.
Doing laundry is inevitable, so why not do it in style? Here are five do’s and don’ts to consider when revamping your laundry room:
Do: Make Use of Vertical Space
Making good use of vertical space is an efficient way to add storage to dead space. Upper cabinets above the washer and dryer keep your go-to items within arm’s reach, while shelving doubles as bonus space to keep larger and heavier items off the floor.
Do: Pay Attention to Good Work Flow
Just like a well-designed kitchen, the layout of your laundry room should follow the same premise. Placing the sink away from the appliances in this L-shaped laundry room design keeps dirt away from clean clothes, while the added counter space doubles as a folding station. For general and galley-shaped rooms, the sink should be placed opposite the washer and dryer.
Do: Think “Outside the Box”
With a little creativity and some planning you laundry room can include the unexpected. Some fun “outside-the-box” laundry room design ideas include:
- Farmhouse sinks
- Wall-mounted TVs
- Dog bed or cat hole
- Wall/space-saver drying racks
- Fold-out desks
- Craft space
Don’t: Forget the Importance of Lighting
“Light and bright” is the name of the game in today’s trendy laundry room design. The more lights, the better. Fun chandeliers, recessed lighting, and under-the-counter illumination are great ways to keep the room lit in places where it is needed most.
Another way to make sure your room is amply lit is to include large windows that will let in a lot of natural light. Using both expansive windows and lots of overhead lighting is the perfect combination.
Don’t: Be Afraid of Dark or Unique Colors
Is there a color you’ve been wanting to try in your home but are afraid it’s too loud or bold? Your laundry room is the perfect place to explore your creative side and try something new and exciting. Let your wild side be your guide.
Are you ready to take your laundry room from drab to fab?
Contact Granite and Trend Transformations to schedule a free in-home design consultation. Our design team has what it takes to transform your laundry room design into the talk of the town. Who knows? You just might start showing off your laundry room sooner than you think!