Designing a Spectacular Laundry Room
The laundry room is not a space that we associate with style and design. It does not have to be that way, though. There is no reason why you cannot have an inviting and engaging laundry area that looks great and feels great to work in. Nobody likes doing laundry, so why not do it in a space you love? Here are some design ideas for your laundry area.
A Family Hub
Instead of being segregated to the isolation of the basement, you can have your laundry room off of a main area, like the kitchen. It can be a part of a family hub for work and play. Put in a desk for homework or studying, or for crafts. A table or counter installed in the center of the room can work not just for folding laundry, but also for wrapping gifts and doing crafts.
Hidden appliances seem to get more popular every year, and the laundry appliances are no exception. You can install your washer and dryer beneath a counter top for easy access to detergent and other supplies, while also saving space. You can even hide them behind closet doors in a hallway on one of your main floors or near the bedrooms if you want to have a handier laundry spot but do not want to ruin the overall look and vibe of your decor.
Many people are going with the trend of placing laundry appliances close to their bedrooms for easy access. This may mean putting them into a walk-in closet or a bathroom. Machines are much quieter than they used to be, so they can be placed almost anywhere, although you may not want them up against a bedroom wall. Just make sure before you install that you have the right plumbing to handle the increased workload in that area of the home.
Chute Your Laundry
If you are looking for convenience, but cannot place your appliances near bedrooms, then it might work to install a chute in your home. That way you can send dirty laundry down the chute to the laundry area, where it will be out of sight and mind until it is time to wash it.
The laundry room might seem like one of the more boring parts of a home, but it certainly does not have to be!
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