3 Functional & Aesthetically Pleasing Laundry Room Ideas
Did you know that the average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry each week? That’s a lot of laundry! But did you also know that doing one’s laundry was voted the second most hated chore in America?
If you’re among the millions who despise doing laundry, then check out the functional and aesthetically pleasing laundry room ideas we’ve provided below.
Idea 1 – Making (More) Room
According to a study by Homestratosphere.com, only 19% of home laundry rooms are compact (aka tiny) – the remainder are either medium (52%), large (26%) or expansive (2%). With that said, many people claim that their laundry room is too small, and therefore, the cause of their lack of organization/clutter. Remember though – it’s not the space you have but what you do with it that counts!
To ensure you’re making the most out of your space, regardless of its size, we recommend solutions, like:
- Stacking your washer and dryer
- Putting a cabinet above your stacked washer and dryer with a flip-up door for additional storage space
- Installing a fold-out ironing board with a swivel and special drying racks behind faux drawer fronts
- Consider a vertical roll-out broom closet and stacked roll-outs to hold cleaning supplies
- For those with a laundry room sink, fit the area above it with a hanging rod to allow delicates to air-dry
Idea 2 – Sitting Pretty
When you perceive that a space or room in your house is unattractive or unwelcoming, you may often find yourself avoiding that space. This subconscious avoidance isn’t reserved only for areas of the home like the living room, kitchen or walk-in closet, but it applies to your laundry room, too. Now, don’t get us wrong: most people don’t expect their laundry room to be perfect or be designed from ceiling to floor. Regardless of this reality, however, the fact remains that the space in which you do your laundry can be made to make the task less onerous and perhaps even bring you joy.
What do we suggest? Customization, of course! Make it truly yours by selecting a color scheme that aligns with your preferred aesthetic, as well as an overall style that speaks to you. Cabinetry created specifically for your needs and wants, in a color that you will find pleasing over the long haul, such as the blue ones depicted in the image below, can transform your space from unengaging to pretty darn cool.
Idea 3 – Waste Not
According to thespruce.com, a single load of laundry (from wash to dry) takes, on average, one hour and 27 minutes to complete. If you do laundry 8 to 10 times a week like the average American, then 15 hours a week are spent doing laundry. If your laundry room is well-thought-out and designed, the time you spend in there can be more productive and less wasteful.