Laundry is a task we all face, whether we like it or not. But what if the chore was less dreadful by making it faster and more convenient? With a laundry room remodel, you can.
A laundry room renovation is all about maximizing space and functionality. Whether your existing laundry room is on the small side or larger than average, there are elements you can introduce to boost appearance and functionality — and make it a more enjoyable place to be.
A Folding Table
How many loads of laundry does your living room sofa hold? You probably know the answer because it’s probably where you fold clean laundry.
One of the worst parts of doing laundry is hoisting your freshly-washed linens into a laundry basket and carrying them to a place where you can fold (like that living room sofa). Having a folding table in your laundry room removes the hassle of carrying it elsewhere — saving you time, energy, and clutter.
This option is perfect if you have extra, unused wall space in your laundry room. Save space by installing a table that folds out from the wall when needed. Customize the size so it’s as small or large as you’d like.
There’s no such thing as too much storage. A laundry room remodel is the perfect time to conceal clutter with extra cabinets, shelving, and organization. One popular idea is to retrofit cabinets to hold laundry baskets. This hides the chaos of dirty laundry but keeps it within convenient reach for wash time.
Another storage idea is to add open shelving and decorative baskets above the washer and dryer. The baskets will hide clutter and provide extra storage space, while the shelving is more cost-effective than cabinets.
A New Sink
Scrubbing muddy shoes or grass-stained pants is a task for a laundry room sink, not a kitchen sink. There’s so much convenience to having a sink right next to your washer and dryer, and during a laundry room remodel is the ideal time to add one. Better yet — add some decorative flair to your new sink with a shiny, new faucet.
This is an easy, cost-effective way to brighten up your laundry room while updating it, too. Get rid of the old, outdated light fixtures and opt for something new and trendy, like recessed lighting or a modern fixture in bronze or brushed gold. You spend a lot of time doing laundry, you deserve to love the space you’re in while doing it.
Let’s face it: Laundry rooms can get wet. It comes with the territory. Make sure your laundry room remodel includes waterproof flooring that holds up against leaks, spills, or drips. One of the most popular flooring types in 2020 is waterproof luxury vinyl plank flooring, commonly referred to as LVP or LVT. It looks just like hardwood but has better durability. And when it comes to budget, luxury vinyl plank flooring comes in close to the cost of less-durable (and often not waterproof) laminate plank flooring.
These five elements will make doing laundry much more enjoyable (yes, it’s possible.) Why? Because they add convenience and remove extra stressors and hassles from your clothes-washing routine. Make sure you include them on your must-have list for a laundry room remodel.
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