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Itís a Wash! Tips for Laundry Room Makeovers

Itís a Wash! Tips for Laundry Room Makeovers

The laundry room is often overlooked when it comes to home remodeling. However, making a few updates to your laundry room can make it much more functional and enjoyable to use. Imagine how much more work you can get done if you actually look forward to going into your laundry room. Gone are the days of a washer, a dryer, and a terrible plastic utility sink. If you can imagine it, you can create it. Hereís our list for must-have items.

Upgrade Your Lighting

If there is any room where lighting is important, it is the laundry room. You need to be able to see the stains you are trying to pre-treat. You also want to make sure you are correctly matching those navy blue and black socks. Another way to use lighting is to create warmth in the room. You can do this by adding a simple table lamp to a countertop. A desk lamp can also give you targeted lighting right where you need it. Finding the right table or desk lamp can be hard, between hardware stores, thrift shops and online superstores plenty of options exist.

Leave No Space Empty

Wasted space in a laundry room is a big mistake. You can always use more shelves for storing laundry supplies and hanging clothes. The Chicago Tribune suggests getting a slim organizer to put between the washer and dryer to store dryer sheets and lint rollers. Cabinets or shelves above the washer and dryer add additional storage space, freeing up the counters and de-cluttering the room. Get creative! Look for unique items beyond the laundry and closet aisle of your local home store. If you find the perfect antique hutch on vacation, say yes. Thanks to companies like uShip.com, you can have just about anything shipped to your home. Donít believe me? Check out just one episode of shipping wars and suddenly, that custom artisan sink wonít seem so troublesome.

Get a Front-load Washer

To improve your laundry room, get a front-load washing machine. Front-loading machines are more energy efficient, and they can be huge space savers. Building a counter over a machine gives you extra space for folding clothes and store items. Kenny Grono from Houzz stresses the importance of leaving space under a counter to allow the machine movement while its running. You also want to build wood blocking to hold up the counter so it wonít rest on the washer. Another option is to stack the washer on top of the dryer to free up space.

Be Smart About Your Flooring

Between the soiled clothes and chemicals that get thrown around, the laundry room is definitely one of the dirtiest rooms in your home. For that reason, make durability and affordability a priority when choosing your laundry room flooring. Some great options include vinyl, linoleum and even cork. However, just because you are choosing practical flooring doesnít mean it has to be boring. Look for bright colors and patterns to help spruce up the room.

Donít Forget the Windows

Changing your window treatments can not only allow more or less light to filter into your laundry room, but tie the entire room together with a coordinating color to match your theme. Do research to find what type of window treatment is right for you.

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