Does your obstacle always seem to be full and the washing machine is always up?
You may not have imagined it. According to Laundry Butler for You, a California-based laundry, drying and folding service, the average household wash 50 pounds of laundry a week and 6,000 pieces of clothing each year. Families with children at home most often do the laundry, and families with pets may also find that they have enough laundry to do the laundry.
With so much laundry produced, homeowners may want to consider paying special attention to the space in the house where their clothing is being cleaned. Laundry room remodeling may not be at the top of the homeowner’s priority list, but it may be time to give these rooms a different look.
Evaluate the equipment
If your appliances are aging, you can start refurbishing your laundry room by investing in new appliances. The new model has a high capacity load, tends to be energy efficient, and may have innovative features that fit the laundry lifestyle. Purchasing a front-loading model allows you to place a counter directly above the unit, freeing up design space and saving space for other items such as clothes-drying racks.
Determine your needs
The laundry room does not have to be limited to laundry. Many homeowners turn large laundry rooms into catch-all spaces that can serve as utility rooms, mud rooms, pantry overflows, or off-season storage areas. Consider the features you want your room to offer and include those ideas in your design.
Add natural light
If possible, install windows in the laundry room. Natural light helps make the room more enjoyable. It also helps identify dirt on clothing that needs to be dealt with and makes it easier to find matching items such as socks.
Consider a utility sink
Many washing machines drain directly into the floor or wall effluent pipe, but can also be emptied into the utility sink. This sink is also a convenient place to hand wash items, clean tools and paintbrushes, and store items you don’t want to bring into your bathroom or kitchen sink.
Including some talent
This practical space doesn’t have to be boring and you don’t have to lose design elements. Reflect the style of your home in the laundry room, including wall hangings, plants, accent items and even task lighting. Play certain features with bold floor tiles and brightly colored walls.
Updating the laundry room is a great way to make your laundry more enjoyable and efficient.
-Metro Creative Connection
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