Organizing Your Laundry Room
POSTED ON Tuesday, February 26, 2019 IN Laundry Room
Storage solutions for your laundry room, no matter the space.
Of all the spaces in your home, consider how often you’re in your laundry room. Quite a bit, probably, since washing and drying your clothes is a never-ending cycle. But how much attention have you given the space itself? For more than a few homeowners, the laundry room is an afterthought. It’s wherever they were able to store the washer and dryer, in some cases relegated to the dark corner of a basement or garage.
But why not give that utility space the attention it warrants? With a little extra thought and care, you can remodel your laundry room to look nicer and even function better.
Laundry Room Cabinets
Adding cabinets to a new home or replacing the cabinetry in your existing laundry room is the first step in designing your space. Laundry room cabinets serve a dual purpose, providing storage and adding style to a very functional room.
First and foremost, you will need storage for laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and other items. You’ll also have to adapt to the space available. If you only have space above your washer and dryer, adding a cabinet above can keep products like detergent out of reach from any children. It’s also an opportunity to choose a style of cabinet that blends with the rest of your home. White cabinets, in particular, offer a crisp and clean look and feel.
Cabinets can also help maximize your space by providing storage and counter space, which can serve as a folding station or a sorting area for clothing and other laundry. This would be especially efficient if you are operating within a narrow space.
If you have the space for a linen cabinet or linen closet, that can help clear some of the clutter from your laundry room with storage for towels, baskets, and other items.In terms of organization, a linen cabinet can make a world of difference in your laundry room. It can serve as a catch-all for laundry and bathroom essentials, including but not limited to towels, bed sheets, dryer sheets, and other toiletries and accessories. You’d be hard pressed to find a smarter and more stylish storage solution for your laundry room.
You can keep your linen cabinet simple with a crisp coat of white paint or branch out with bolder colors to match the decor of your home. Every storage space is another style opportunity.
The next step is to customize your laundry room cabinetry. Concealed drawers, tucked away behind traditional cabinet doors, allow you to maximize your interior cabinet space and add a touch of contemporary style to your laundry room. Eliminate cabinet clutter and make sure your most indispensable laundry items are always close at hand.
Perfect for a linen cabinet in your remodeled laundry room, full extension pullout drawers provide an ample amount of storage space and ensure ease of access.
Cabinets are far from the only storage space option available to you when remodeling your laundry room. Floating shelves are a distinctive alternative to traditional shelving, allowing you to incorporate shelves into your laundry room that are both beautiful and functional.
Floating shelves are true to their name, creating the illusion of being suspended in air with no visible signs of support. This type of shelving is light and airy, perfect for cramped laundry rooms because they take up less space and create a cleaner look in your space.
Easy to install and simplistic in their design, floating shelves can provide some of the extra storage space that your laundry room desperately needs.
No laundry room can exist without laundry. But rather than allow your laundry to accumulate into piles on the floor or on top of your washer or dryer, clothing hampers are a simple but effective accessory for neatly storing your laundry and keeping it organized and out of sight. It can be a pullout hamper or even a set of large laundry baskets if you have the space.
It’s not very difficult to get creative either. Find a hamper or hampers best suited to your needs. It can be as simple as one hamper for dirty clothes and another for clean clothes. Three-piece hampers save you from having to sort through laundry and separate whites, darks, and colors. Just have everyone deposit them into the designated hamper each day.
Laundry Room Essentials
Laundry room accessories are not limited to hampers. You may also need a drying rack, a rod for hanging clothes to dry, clothing hangers, a drop-down ironing board, and whatever you feel is essential to doing your laundry. There are even collapsible drying racks to accommodate even the most narrow of spaces.
Aside from the usual items you’d expect to find, laundry rooms can also become storage for items that might not otherwise have an obvious “home” in your house. For example, your laundry room might be a convenient location for recycling bins, if the space is available.
Remodeling and organizing your laundry room is an opportunity to enhance that space both in terms of style and functionality. Make your life easier with efficient storage solutions and improve the look and feel of a room where you spend more time than you might even realize. To find out more about cabinetry and other storage and organization solutions for your laundry room, visit our nearest showroom to talk to a designer and see our products up close and in person.