Dirty laundry is a fact of life, but how we deal with it is our choice. Think about your needs (apart from a washer and dryer). Dream big and come up with a list that reflects all your needs, for example …
- a practical place to store dirty laundry
- a place to fold it once it’s washed and dried
- somewhere to hang hand washable items to drip-dry
- a sink for hand-washing and pre-treating heavily soiled or stained items
- a cupboard or shelving for storing detergent, bleach, fabric softener and the like
- an attractive space without a lot of clutter
- a place to store an ironing board and iron
Check out these 5 laundry room design trends and use them as inspiration for ideas that fit your space and budget:
- Room for everything and everything in its place. This laundry room uses a front-loading washer and dryer to free up space above for a folding table, then hides boxes and bottles away in cupboards. Note the handy sink too. And all of this fits perfectly along one wall!
- Fold-down drying racks are a great idea as is the vanity housing the sink which is a handy place to hide supplies.
- A narrow space is put to good use with a folding table, drying rack, cupboards for stashing supplies and even a niche for the laundry hampers with a closet pole above for hanging air-dry items.
- If all you’ve got is a closet, this one’s been put to good use. No sink, but it does include a folding table, a place to hang wet things and a couple of cupboard for stashing supplies.
- A galley-style laundry room with a sink, a long folding with a shelf below to stash laundry baskets, plus plenty of cupboards and drawers. All it’s lacking is a place for the ironing board (maybe it’s stashed to the left of the window somewhere?)
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