Do you wish that your laundry room (or laundry area) had a bit more functionality? You’re in luck! Laundry room designs can be very simple, and extremely useful in your daily life. Here are a few new features to consider when making your plans.
Raise Your Washer and Dryer Off the Floor
It may seem like a trivial step, but putting your washer and dryer up on a platform — typically 6 inches to a foot high — can make a lot of difference. First, front-loading washers and dryers are a lot easier to manage in this position, which could save you some back aches. Second, this can greatly reduce vibrations and misalignment when the appliances are working, making for a quieter laundry experience. High platforms even have room underneath for extra storage.
Install Hooks for Handy Hanging
A row of hooks in your laundry room is essential. If you don’t already have them, work on installing a set! Place them high enough on the wall so that you can hang brooms, mops, and other important cleaning tools here. Versatile hooks also make a great spot to hang coats, towels, and a number of other laundry accessories you may want to have.
Put Up Shelving for Detergents, Cleaners, and Other Products
Is your laundry room a little lacking when it comes to shelves or other storage areas? Take action and install additional shelving yourself. Open shelves can prove particularly useful for laundry rooms. Use them to store detergent, cleaners, dryer sheets, and other supplies that you regularly access. If you need even more storage, then consider a larger cupboard installation project.
Install a Floor Drain
Does your laundry room tend to get a little messy over time? Have you had more than one spill or flooding issue in the past? Then a floor drain may be just what you need. Suitable for tile floors, this drain will help prevent any flooding. It also opens up your laundry floor for quick spray-down cleaning projects.
Turn It Into a Mudroom
Hooks, cubby storage, a bench for taking off shoes, some rough rugs and towels — it doesn’t take much to turn your laundry room into a mudroom. Of course, this works best if your laundry room has a door connected to outside, but maybe this is another design project you’ve been wanting to tackle?
Create a Pet-Focused Area
If you have a pet that likes to get dirty, you may want to create a space in your laundry room to clean them off. A little waterproofing and a basin for pet baths is a great start! You may also want to upgrade to a sink if you do all sorts of pet and kid-related cleaning in the laundry room.
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