Laundry Room Smarts

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate, Hints and Advice, Kitchen and Bath

Laundry rooms are growing in size and scope. Instead of a simple space holding a washer and dryer and maybe a tub, laundry rooms may have extra storage, pull down ironing boards and space for other uses such as paying household bills or sewing and crafts.

This small but bright room is an ideal setting for laundry. The modern washer and dryer have a rod set above them that’s perfect for hanging clothes to dry or shirts after ironing. There’s plenty of space for an ironing board and an additional surface for folding clothes. The top of the appliances is also useful for folding and organizing.

Notice the flooring – a simple small tile common in many bathrooms. This is a good choice for a room with potential flooding issues. The drain in the floor ensures that any unexpected water won’t risk the floors in other rooms of the home. With the window and bright curtains, this is an inviting space for working.

If your laundry space also serves any additional purposes that may incline you to have the room feel less utilitarian and more like the rest of your home, you might want to consider a laminate floor. The look of wood in a floor with the more moisture resistant utility of laminate allows you to create a nicer looking space that still meets the room’s functional requirements.

Don’t treat your laundry room as a drab space to be hidden. Add functionality and design elements to create a space that you enjoy as much as any other room in your home.

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