One of the places you probably hate the most is your laundry room. Who wants to spend time in a room that’s whole purpose is housework? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether it is large or small, you can make a laundry room that is functional and beautiful making your chores much more fun to do. Don’t get me wrong, you probably won’t like doing laundry any better than you used to, but at least you can make it a little easier and more enjoyable to enter the room.
Pick your colors
Everything in your laundry room helps complete the "package" so to speak, so you will want to make sure every detail is accounted for. Your floor, ceiling, cabinets, and even the washer and dryer colors matter. You can get appliances in a variety of colors now, so you don’t have to stick with the typical white anymore. Pick a teal or a red to give a splash of color, or go neutral and put your color in other places. Your baseboard heater covers will help a lot with the overall look because it covers them up and seamlessly flows into the baseboards. Whatever you choose, make sure you compare all the colors side by side before installing them to make sure you will love it.
One thing that is becoming more popular now is to style up a laundry room with the flooring. In fact, some people are even covering the entire floor with pennies instead of using traditional tile or laminate. If you want to use a hardwood of some sort, remember that water can easily damage and warp the flooring, and your laundry room may have spills occasionally. It is better to go with a sturdier type of material.
Usable storage space
One way to really boost the functionality in your laundry room is through storage. You want to make sure you get the right kind of cabinets that hold exactly what you need. For example, maybe you want a cabinet that can hold laundry baskets, so you can have your kids deposit their dirty clothes all to the same place. You could also have multiple baskets, so you can separate it by color. You may also want to install a hanging rack, so you can hang clothes more easily. If you have a larger laundry room, a long table for folding on would be nice, and you may even consider installing an ironing board, so you can keep it all in one place.
One of the best ways to make sure you enjoy being in your laundry room is to have up artwork that you love. There are many different laundry-themed art pieces you can use in the room to give yourself a good laugh. If you don’t have room to install a rod and hangers for hanging clothes, you can get art pieces that go on the wall and pull out for hanging clothes when you need it. This is very helpful if you need to save space. There are pieces of art that hold socks that are missing their partner, so you can keep track of them if the other sock does show up. Functional artwork is very useful in a laundry room and can give it the overall finished look you want.