Remodeling Your Laundry Room with the Essentials

30 Aug

The first thing that comes to mind when we consider remodeling a part of our house is our bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. Upgrading these rooms adds major value to your house, but another area to consider, that greatly enhances the livability of your home, is the laundry room. Not only should the room like nice since you spend a fair amount of time in there, but by organizing it as well, you can complete your chores quicker and with more ease.

Laundry rooms need not be too elaborate or fancy. The primary concern, after all, is functionality, but there is no reason it can’t be pretty and enjoyable as well.

To help you remodel your laundry room, here are a few design solutions to consider:

  • Always put your washing machine and dryer side-by-side. It is a tedious task bringing all of your washed clothes to another part of the room in order to dry. Though it’s manageable for smaller load, bigger loads of are hard to handle, and you’re likely to drop clean clothes on the dirty floor.
  • Add more storage. Aside from storing cleaning agents and detergents, you also need storage for clothes hangers, clothespins, an iron, small baskets, and hampers. This will prevent items from being scattered all over the place.
  • Create a pleasant view of the outside. Oftentimes, the laundry room is a dark and confined area that you would rather avoid. Make laundering more pleasant and relaxed by adding a window to let in the sunlight and open up a view of your backyard.  If you have small children, this also helps you keep an eye on them if they are playing outside while you work.
  • Create a folding and sorting space. After drying your clothes, you will need a place to fold and sort them out. Have a wide counter that gives you room to work easier. The extra space is also perfect for being able to have someone give you a helping hand.
  • Allow room for ironing. Instead of leaving your ironing board out at all times, store it in a large cabinet or closet or look for a wall-mounted one you can easily open and close when needed.
  • Have a hanging space. You don’t want your clothes to wrinkle as soon as they come out of the dryer, so have a rod where you can hang them immediately.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent

 

 

 

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