The average American family does about eight to 10 loads of laundry a week. With that kind of time spent washing, drying, folding, and ironing, the laundry room is unfortunately often overlooked when it comes to interior design. Whether you’re looking to improve your house’s value or modernize for the new year, update your laundry room with these budget-friendly project ideas.
Add a Utility Sink
Utility sinks are generally deeper than the sinks in the rest of the house. Installing one in your laundry room creates the perfect place to hand-wash delicates or pre-treat muddy clothes before throwing them into the washer. Additionally, it’s a good place to clean things you’d rather keep away from the kitchen or bathroom sinks—use it to wash your pets, rinse your cleaning rags, or scrub your hands after a day in the garden.
Create Places to Hang Clothes
Having somewhere to hang clothes in your laundry room feels obvious, but that doesn’t make it any less essential. Most people own at least one article of clothing that can’t go through the drier—stop hanging them over the backs of chairs or sides of your hamper to dry!
Clothing rods are quick to install and an easy, beginner-friendly DIY project that takes your laundry room’s functionality to the next level. For larger loads, try a wall-mounted accordion drying rack, which can hold more garments and fold into the wall when not in use.
Your laundry room looks much neater when your detergent and fabric softener are stored away and out of sight. Consider installing cabinets or open shelving to hold your laundry supplies. If you’re short on space, utilize the area above the washer and drier for easy-access, or experiment with multifunctional storage, like pull out laundry hampers.
Consider Counter Space
Adding an area to fold clothes is an instant upgrade for your laundry room. If you’re not keen on installing a full counter, try a drop-down table or even a drop-down ironing board where you can fold and sort.
When you want to shake things up with an easy project for your laundry room, never doubt the power of a fresh coat of paint. Popular colors for laundry rooms are shades that evoke natural, clean feelings: creams, muted blues and greens, grays—you can even experiment with bright yellow to create the sunshine-y feeling of the outdoors.
Add Some Greenery
As we know from the design trends of 2020, there’s a growing love for bringing nature into the home. Adding an out-of-the-way plant does wonders for freshening up the room, and especially if your laundry room is monochromatic, the pop of color is a striking addition.
Ready to get started? The team at Minnesota Home Improvement is the go-to for all your interior design and home styling needs. Whether it’s your laundry room or every room in the house, we’ll help you create an environment that will make you fall in love with your home all over again. Request a quote today!