Three Laundry Room Ideas for a Remodel
Some of the best laundry room ideas for new builds and remodels are focused on creating a space in the home that's not only functional, but stylish and inviting too. Homeowners who are building or renovating are upgrading their laundry area from a designated alcove to a specialized space. No longer thought of as strictly utilitarian, the laundry room is a true living area that is an extension of the homeowner's style.
Three Laundry Room Ideas
1. Install a utility sink
Rather than having to spot treat stains and hand wash your delicates in the kitchen or bathroom sink, make a space that's designed to play host to it all and more. Be sure to put some thought into choosing the right utility sink for your needs, whether it's cleaning tools after a day of painting the house or tie-dying t-shirts with the kiddos. If space is limited, consider installing a stackable washer and dryer to make room for a good sized sink. Design tip: Mix it up a little and go for that funky faucet or hammered copper apron front sink you may have shied away from installing in the kitchen.
Even though the laundry room is essentially a work space, be sure to make the room an inviting sanctuary where you'll enjoy spending time. Paint it a cheery color, install a unique chandelier or pendant light, and add an area rug to bring warmth to the room. Consider coordinating soap bottles for detergents that look nice on display too. Make it even more of a living area by installing a TV and a cozy place to sit and watch while you get your folding done.
3. Plan a place for everything
Well-designed laundry rooms have everything you need built right into the design, especially if space is limited. Consider installing a murphy style wall mounted ironing board, a pull out drying rack, a cabinet to stow away a clunky steamer, a workstation for quick repairs, even a designated place for socks missing their matches!