Laundry Room Needs
Laundry. It’s one of our least favorite chores here at Pamela Hope Designs, but it’s unavoidable. Most laundry rooms are dark and dingy, making the task even less glamorous. That’s why laundry rooms are wonderful to tackle for a small renovation project. Why not make a household chore a little more enjoyable?
Creating the perfect laundry room can make the task enjoyable, believe it or not! Here are a few tips on how you can create both a more functional and beautiful laundry room:
- A Cohesive Look
First, you need a plan. So many laundry rooms end up remaining bland with little to no decor. Ask your designer to create a complete plan for how your laundry space should look. The plan should include the layout of the new room, paint colors or wallpaper swatches, the overall style you are going for, and more. It’s best to extend the same style as the rest of your kitchen or living space.
- Chic Storage
Many laundry rooms either come equipped with low-grade cabinets or none at all. This offers the perfect opportunity to extend the style of your kitchen into the space by using the same style and color cabinets. Custom cabinets are a must for these small spaces. If custom cabinets are out of your budget, consider open shelving.
- Counter Space
Why haul all of your laundry into the living room or bedroom to press, steam, and fold? Ensure that there is enough space for you to lay out your laundry for folding. This may require changing the layout of the space or switching to stacked appliances.
If you’re using open shelving or have plenty of counterspace, be sure to add a few accessories. This will add personality that will spice up the room! This can also be done by adding a rug or decorative baskets.
- Good Lighting
Make sure you’re not doing laundry in the dark. It may be time to upgrade your lighting by adding a simple fixture that matches your new space.
- Pop of Color
When is the last time you saw a laundry room that wasn’t bland and white? Add a pop of color, whether it’s your main wall color or painted cabinets.