Next-Level Laundry Rooms
Next-level Laundry rooms
Laundry might not be your favorite chore, but it’s a necessary one. For decades, laundry rooms were considered afterthoughts in home design – purely functional spaces, often hidden in basements or back corners of houses. But times have changed. Today, homeowners are discovering the immense value in creating a well-designed laundry room that’s efficient, attractive and even enjoyable to use.
Today’s best laundry room trends
Laundry room ideas can involve cabinetry, storage space, appliances, accessories and more. They can be as simple as finding the right wallpaper or as complicated as moving the entire laundry room from the basement to an upper floor.
Make it multi-purpose
Why not make the most of your laundry room by turning it into a multi-functional space? Space might be limited so doubling up on functionality can make a lot of sense. Your laundry room could double as a mudroom with cubbies, coat hooks and a bench for removing shoes. Or maybe it makes sense for a laundry room to double as a craft or hobby room, equipped with a folding table and extra storage for supplies. By thinking beyond the traditional laundry space, you open up exciting design possibilities.
most popular colors, styles and layout
Homeowners are spicing up their laundry areas with more personality these days. Current laundry room trends include bright flooring and wall colors complemented by elements like a decorative sink backsplash and striking cabinetry and countertops.
Laundry room layouts and storage solutions have also evolved. Be creative when adding storage space to a laundry area. For example, consider hidden or foldable drying racks. The old, bulky ones that are always out tend to dominate the space.
plumbing, flooring and cabinetry
As you determine your laundry room layout, keep convenience top of mind. Your preferred design may include changes to your plumbing, flooring, and cabinetry but will be worth it. Your ideal laundry room layout might involve new water and gas lines. If your laundry area doesn’t already include a sink, add one! Laundry room sinks are handy for soaking stained clothes and washing off mud or sand.
Your flooring should be functional while fitting into the aesthetic you have in mind. This includes flooring considerations. If you’d never put linoleum tile anywhere else in your house, why settle for linoleum in the laundry room? Ceramic tile and luxury vinyl planks look great and are effective when it comes to being able to handle a lot of traffic, spills and dirt. Make sure your flooring complements your cabinets, which you’ll select based on storage needs. Each thing you upgrade in your laundry room brings you one step closer to a true luxury laundry room!
Creativity is key. Here are some examples of creative laundry room storage ideas:
· Modern, functional cabinets that have slide-out components like drying racks, shelves, and folding surfaces.
· Floor-to-ceiling cabinets to maximize the utility of your laundry area.
· Adjustable racks to accommodate each family member’s laundry basket.
· Storage bins and baskets that can hide supplies like laundry detergent and dryer sheets.
Remember: you’re upgrading your laundry area to make it more enjoyable. So have fun choosing accessories!
For example, shelving doesn’t have to be boring. Accessorize with decorative bins or baskets that complement your cabinetry and flooring. Pretty laundry baskets can also tidy up laundry supplies that can be an eyesore when left out. Mount some wall hooks to hold onto larger, bulky items that are next in line for the washer. You can even ditch the ugly plastic bottle of bleach or laundry detergent by transferring the solutions into artistic glass containers.
Laundry room accessories can be functional, too. How many times have you spent a half-hour or more standing in a laundry room while folding clothes and towels? A bluetooth speaker or even a TV in your laundry room can go a long way in making laundry less of a chore. Likewise, your feet will thank you if you get an anti-fatigue gel mat. We recommend House of Noa for their comfort and variety of colors and patterns.
As with any home improvement project, lighting is crucial to your laundry room makeover. High-quality lighting helps you see each stain and wrinkle — and it can also make your laundry room more enjoyable!
People used to default to harsh lighting in a laundry area. Current trends include handsome, artistic light fixtures with LED bulbs so you can adjust your brightness preference. Since LEDs use less electricity than their fluorescent and incandescent predecessors, you can save money on your electrical bill and make your space more eco-friendly and pleasant.
If your laundry area includes windows, take advantage of that natural light. Accessorize with shades or curtains to help you create a next-level laundry room.
If the point of a next-level laundry room is to take your laundry process to the next level, consider taking your laundry technology to the next level. In addition to the latest and greatest washers and dryers, there are other laundry-related appliances that can make your life easier.
If you’re not ready for a full-blown home version of a dry cleaning system, consider something that can refresh clothing, pillows and plush animals. LG’s Styler appliance reduces wrinkles and odors with the gentle power of steam.
Also by LG, the SideKick pedestal washer allows you to run two loads at once. It’s also useful for smaller loads.
tips and tricks in a next-level laundry room
More tips for creating a next-level laundry room:
- Start with a plan. Before you start shopping, take some time to think about how you want to use your laundry room. Do you need a lot of storage space? Do you want a space where you can fold laundry comfortably? Once you know what you need, you can start to narrow down your options.
- Consider the layout. The layout of your laundry room is important for both functionality and aesthetics. If you have a small space, you may want to consider a stacked washer and dryer unit. If you have more space, you could create a separate folding area or add a sink.
- Choose the right finishes. The finishes you choose for your laundry room can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of the space. If you want a modern look, choose sleek, minimalist finishes. If you prefer a more traditional look, opt for warm wood tones and classic white cabinets.
- We can’t stress this enough – don’t forget the storage possibilities. Storage is essential in any laundry room. Make sure you have enough space to store detergent, fabric softener, and other laundry supplies. You may also want to consider adding shelves or drawers for folded laundry.
- Add some personality. A laundry room doesn’t have to be boring. Add some personality to the space with colorful paint, wallpaper, or fun accessories.
Personalize Your Design
You deserve a next-level laundry room that you actually enjoy using. So make it your own! Add in a dog-washing station if your pup tracks dirt throughout your home. Consider installing a laundry chute so the kids can quickly and easily send their dirty clothes to the laundry room. And remember that laundry rooms love fun custom wallpaper, too!
Freshen up your laundry room with drury design
You spend too much time doing laundry to dislike the space you’re in. Instead of dreading this never-ending chore, you can actually enjoy it in a next-level laundry room! Drury Design can help you take your laundry room to the next level. Request a design consultation today!