Laundry Room Ideas:
Where You'll LOVE Doing Laundry!
All it takes are a few simple
laundry room ideas
that anyone can handle
to transform a tired,
uninspiring space into a room that blows you away (and wouldn't you
LOVE to do laundry in a room like that?)
The Department of Energy estimates that you'll do an average of 400
of laundry this year. For most people, that comes
out to five or
more hours per week spent doing laundry!
And if your space is
uninviting, unorganized, or drab, you're missing the opportunity to
this household chore.
And you really CAN create a well-designed
or area you love
to do laundry
Here are some of the simplest, most effective laundry room ideas:
1. Clear out
the clutter and organize the space
2. Clean out
the lint and dust
your laundry room has become a catch-all for the miscellaneous
items that don't have a 'home,' do your best to get that clutter out of your
laundry room. The
more the room is designed to support washing and drying clothes,
ironing, and folding
(and not all that other stuff), the
more you will
Some simple laundry
tips can make a huge difference as well.
For a room where
you clean your clothes, most laundry rooms are surprisingly not all
3. Repair and
laundry room has those lint dust bunnies that could easily take over
the household if you let them...but you don't need to. Keeping the
laundry room clean and tidy doesn't need to take long, and will make
the entire room look and feel so much better.
30 seconds to
wipe off the washer and dryer with a towel right before
you toss the
towel into the wash, and your appliances will stay cleaner, longer. If
you spill laundry detergent or bleach, wipe it up right away (nothing
makes more cleaning work than letting laundry soap meld to the washer
emptying out the lint
trap after every dryer cycle will help reduce the
lint in the room as well.
When you sweep or vacuum the rest of your house, take an additional few
minutes to do the laundry room, too.
laundry rooms are neglected when it comes to repairs, upgrades, and
decorating...but don't make that mistake. A few simple laundry room
ideas help you upgrade the room from dingy to delightful.
If the laundry room walls
are scuffed, dingy, or dark, an easy remedy is to paint them
a couple of
coats of paint in a light, airy color. Nothing,
and I mean nothing, has the power to change a room faster than a fresh
coat of paint.
4. Add ample
and stylish lighting
If you have exposed wiring, pipes, or other not-so-pretty functional
apparatus, why don't you consider finishing off the room? It doesn't
need to cost much, and you will truly love the difference a finished
laundry room makes.
A dark and dingy laundry
room doesn't inspire freshness, does it?
A very easy fix is to simply add
more lighting to the room, which can
make a dramatic difference in the space.
higher wattage bulbs, update the lighting fixtures, or even add a
window if possible (and keep it sparkling clean...you will
difference a clean window makes in creating a cheerful ambiance!)
The finished touches can
make or break your laundry room...and they're so easy!
Adding cabinets above
the washer and dryer can help you neatly organize and store laundry
detergent, bleach, and any other laundry products behind closed doors.
Wire shelving adds extra
storage space, and those special hanging
gadgets for your iron and ironing board keep everything neat and tidy.
If you keep your laundry in the room during the week, why not add a
as well, so as you add your dirty clothes when you're
through with them, you can sort them at the same time?
Laundry room ideas can be very simple (or as elaborate as you
like!)...and easily transform what is often the most uninspiring room
of the house into a room
you actually enjoy doing laundry