Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Refresh Your Laundry Room.
May 17, 2016
It’s a fact: laundry rooms are trendy. Gone are the days of an unfinished concrete floor and plastic laundry baskets heaped to one side. Enter farm sinks, counter space and well thought out storage. Here are our favorite ways to spruce up your laundry room and make it a space you’ll actually enjoy!
1. Think sink. The farmhouse style is a juggernaut in the world of design right now, gaining traction in every room of the house. An easy and practical way to incorporate this style into your laundry room is to install a large apron front sink. Other small details like reclaimed wood and rustic hardware finish the look without breaking the bank.
2. Add color. As a previously overlooked space, laundry rooms tend to be dull, drab and painted an innocuous neutral. Your favorite vibrant hue can lift your mood when you enter the room and add some much needed brightness and light.
3. Tile style. Since water is an intrinsic part of washing, typical laundry room flooring choices are hard surfaces. With this in mind, why not choose something like a patterned tile and add instant interest to the room.
4. Storage solutions. Thoughtful space saving features go a long way in making a room both beautiful and functional. A stacked washer-dryer, a wall-mounted ironing board and plenty of shelving, are all great ways to get the most out of your laundry room while keeping a stylish aesthetic.
5. Countertops aren’t just for kitchens. Counter space in any room of the house is useful but in the laundry room it can serve multiple purposes. A large area for sorting and folding clothing or to keep necessities like detergent and stain remover within easy reach can make a tedious chore quicker and more efficient. Not to mention they can add a definitive style to your room in a very utilitarian way.
Any way you choose to do it, it’s officially open season on laundry rooms! Hopefully these few tips will help you incorporate your personal style into a previously lamented space. Tell us what you would like to do to your laundry room to make it a room worthy of the rest of your home.