If your laundry room is feeling a bit cramped or cluttered then it might benefit you to improve the layout. The first thing to consider when organizing your laundry room is what additions could be made that will optimize your current space. The following tips are all our favorite laundry room design ideas for making a laundry room feel a bit more spacious.
1. Add Stackable Washer and Dryers For Additional Floor Space
Stackable washers & dryers are an excellent option that will immediately free up some floor space. There are plenty of compact designs to choose from that will fit any budget. If you’re looking for some further insights into the washer dryer that might work best for you, we loved this recent review of the 9 Best Stackable Washers and Dryers of 2020 from the Spruce.
2. Include Shelving and Countertop Space
If you don’t have a stackable washer & dryer consider adding countertops. Putting a countertop over your washer dryer is a good way to get a bit of extra utility out of your laundry room. Extra shelves also provide a great option for storage that can also add some style to a room.
Always consider the color scheme for the countertops or shelves you might be adding. If you carefully choose the right tone your laundry room will have that extra bit of flair that will really make things pop. Muted tones for shelves and countertops tend to pair well with a little splash of color to help accent the room.
A laundry pedestal is another quick way to add some storage beneath your washer dryer. This convenient addition is a great place to keep laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. If you’re handy enough to build one there’s plenty of DIY designs available on the internet, but if not it might be best to contact a professional who can install one for you.
3. Utilize Extra Space For Storing Clothes
You’ll obviously be using your laundry room for doing laundry, but there’s no reason you can’t maximize the efficiency of your laundry room organization with some extra storage. If you have some additional space consider using this as storage for jackets, coats, purses, etc. These items are going to see lots of use so it makes sense to keep them in a convenient location.
Cubby spaces also make a great place for storing muddy shoes when you want to keep your floors clean. These kinds of storage options can be easily installed by a team of professionals and will help keep your home more organized.
4. Add Some Storage Beneath Your Laundry Room Sink
If you’ve got a sink in your laundry room then you no doubt have buckets, brushes, soaps, and sponges that would be easier to store underneath the sink. A simple cabinet can really help to remove some clutter and gives you further opportunity to use a pleasing color palette that pairs well with the colors in the room.
You could even add a sink board to get some extra mileage out of your sink and use it as a space to fold clothes after they come out of the dryer. There are plenty of affordable options for such a thing and they can be found in a variety of different sizes and styles to suit all tastes.
As a final tip, we’d recommend putting a drain strainer in your laundry sink. While this might not be a space saving tip it’ll certainly save you a few bucks and spare you the headache of having to deal with clogs. Afterall, your laundry room sink is likely going to see some tough usage and preventing build up from mud and pet hair can help to prevent unwanted plumbing issues.
As always, if you find yourself getting in over your head we’re here to help. If you think it’s time to redesign one of the rooms in your home, reach out to us today and let’s get your project started!