If you have a laundry room, you probably use it pretty regularly. That being said, no one really gets excited about their laundry rooms. Your dirty clothes go into the room, your clean clothes come out of the room and that’s pretty much the extent of the relationship you’ve formed. However, with so much time spent in your laundry room, doesn’t it make sense to make them as functional and as efficient as possible? If you’re looking to upgrade a room in your house, don’t overlook your laundry room. Here are a few trending ideas that you might want to put on display there.
Cubbies Wish that more people in your family were more involved with helping out in the laundry room? Whether you wish your kids would put away folded clothes on their own or your spouse would partake in washing and drying responsibilities, cubbies can help! Place neatly folded clothes in a basket marked with your child’s name. They can remove the clothes and put them away once the basket is full. You can also mark different baskets with different items. For instance, if your spouse is unsure how to wash colors, place necessary detergents in a basket marked “colors” along with the water temperature required for the load. All they’ll need to do is press a few buttons and measure out detergent!
Pet Washing Stations For those families that have a dog, chances are you’ve experienced the battle of the bathtub before. You know the one: your furry friend goes splashing through mud puddles in the backyard one afternoon. You have to prevent him from running through the house with those dirty paws, but he’s either too large or too fidgety to carry. Plus, one wet shake in the bathroom totally destroys the crystal clean mirror and your cabinet fronts. Instead, why not install a pet washing station in your laundry room? If this room is more easily accessed than your bathroom a pet wash station is a no brainer! They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made to fit just about any unused space where there’s water access.
Drying Racks Tired of having that wooden drying rack set up in the middle of your living room? Install drying racks in your laundry room instead! If space is tight or if your budget is limited, this can be as simple as purchasing a shower rod from your local home store and installing it. You can also install custom designed drying racks above your washer and dryer or above your sink.
Beautiful Backsplashes Need an inexpensive way to make a really big statement in your laundry room? Good news: backsplashes are currently trending! There are dozens of backsplash patterns that you can choose from at your local home improvement store. In addition to patterns, backsplashes come in a wide variety of colors and can be cut into just about any size you need. A backsplash will take your laundry room walls from boring to unbelievable, so take the plunge, now.
Hidden Gems Our cabinets and drawers are often the last things we think about in our laundry room, though they play a big role in the overall look. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make these things shine! Trending now are beautifully dressed cabinets and drawers. On the outside, install fun hardware as well as track lighting to make the whole room brighter. On the inside, you can install Hafele’s non-slip mats, some divider trays, or even a Docking Drawer Powering or Charging outlet. There are no limits to the functionality you can give cabinets and drawers in your laundry room, so let your imagination be your guide.
Make It A Sunny Spot Very few people actually enjoy doing laundry. If it’s not the sorting, it’s the thought of washing or the folding that encourages you to procrastinate. But imagine if your laundry space was one that you found bright, sunny, and a bit of a getaway. You’d certainly be more inclined to enter that space, wouldn’t you? A light-filled room is the perfect escape and you can achieve this look in your laundry room using gray or white paint on your walls or cabinets. You can also install a white ironing board, white or cream sorting bins, and even white countertops if you have the space.
These are some of our favorite current (and emerging) laundry room trends. Choose one or two of them and give your laundry room the makeover it deserves.
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