5 Easy Ways to Remodel Your Laundry Room
The more kids you have, the faster laundry piles up. If your idea of remodeling the laundry room includes installing a cot to sleep in because you basically live in there, think again! The best redecorating plans combine beauty with function. When you’re making design choices, keep in mind the flow of your space and how to make it work best for you. Here are some budget-friendly tips for making your laundry room a better place to be.
The simplest way to transform a space is through paint. Switching shades, adding texture or decking it out with stripes or sections creates an entirely new feeling in the room. Many times, a piece of furniture or art can serve as inspiration for the decor in the entire room. Look for something you love and build from there.
Lay Vinyl Flooring
Your laundry room will be subject to a lot of wear and tear over the years. Spills, dirty clothes and possibly even flooding, can be rough on flooring. Stick with durable and water-resilient flooring like vinyl. Carpet and hardwood flooring will quickly be destroyed during flooding, while tile flooring is easily cracked when heavy objects are dropped. Vinyl even beats out laminate in this case because vinyl is more resilient to water. The good news is that vinyl is incredibly affordable, increasingly more attractive and easy to install on your own.
If you’re like me, laundry can sit inside a dryer for a couple days before you have any interest in moving to another area to sit for two more days. Adding a workspace to fold clothes may not solve your “issue” with folding clothes, but it will certainly encourage you to keep the process moving. Installing counters and cabinets is the best option since you get storage and room to work. But this may not be budget-friendly or great for small spaces.
One alternative is a laundry folding table that will give you space to work on top and some storage underneath. Limited on space? Try an all in one ironing board and laundry sorter. For an added bonus, hang a curtain rod above the console and stock it with hangers to keep stuff wrinkle-free straight out of the dryer.
Storage is essential to the function of your laundry room. Like with workspace, cabinets aren’t always an affordable option. Large floating shelves above your washer and dryer can give you a place to neatly store detergent, dryer sheets and other laundry room goodies. Be sure to stock up on bins for other smaller or miscellaneous items. I’m currently in love with these milk crates featuring a chalkboard for labels. Places like Wayfair.com have a ton of options for laundry sorters that will keep your space neat.
Whatever piece you used to inspire the project was just the beginning. Find more pieces of art, interesting frames for family photos and kids’ art, and other touches like clocks to finish the space. If you’re looking for something a little less permanent, try wall decals that can be moved and removed at will.
If you have to spend a lot of time in a room, there’s no sense in it being one you dread stepping foot in. A laundry room doesn’t have to be a dungeon and you don’t have to be chained to the dryer. Free yourself with a better space.