Tips for a functional & stylish laundry room

September 25, 2018

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Laundry rooms…aka the one part of our home we wish didn’t have to exist! But hey, since we’re spending more time in this room than we may like, why not make it both beautiful and functional? Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips when it comes to laundry room organization and accessibility, so when it comes time for washing, drying and sorting, the process will run as smooth as possible!

HAVE A PLACE TO HANG DRY YOUR CLOTHES

I think one of the most practical things you can include in your laundry room is a place to hang dry your clothes! I don’t know about you, but I hang dry what feels like ALL of my clothes, so having a hanging rod in the laundry room prevents me from having to hang clothes all over the house.

FOLD AWAY IRONING BOARD

Ironing boards are probably one of the biggest issues when it comes to laundry storage space. They’re big, clunky and aren’t easily stored away in a basket or bin. A super easy solution is to install a fold away ironing board. This will keep your ironing board out of sight but allows easy access when it’s needed.

TRASH CAN

Let’s be honest, we already have enough clothes on the floor, the last thing we need is lint and dryer sheets rolling around. This is why we love to include a waste basket in our laundry room designs. They’re convenient for all of your lint, dryer sheets and all of your kiddos pocket trash. It’s a simple addition, but makes a huge difference in your space!

OPEN SHELVING

Running out of space in your laundry room drawers and cabinets? Another thing we love to include in laundry room designs are floating shelves. They’re perfect for keeping things organized and provide easy-to-reach access to things like laundry soap and other cleaning necessities!

COUNTERTOPS

Counter space is a must in EVERY laundry room we design.  After all, you need a place for all of those clothes to go, right?!  If you opt for front loaders, we love including a countertop over the washer and dryer.  However if you prefer top loaders, we highly recommend dedicating some space to for a countertop — we promise you won’t regret it!  This is a no brainer in our book because it provides extra storage and gives your laundry room a more finished look!

What tip are you ready to implement in your laundry room design? Comment below!

Design: Alma Homes

Photography: Laura Rae Photography

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