The laundry room should be a pleasant, functional space. If this is not the case in your home, there are easy ways to change that. It is easy to upgrade both the functionality and style of your laundry room with a little time and a few simple design ideas.
There will be times when you’ll have to put in a few thoughtful touches to your Dupont Circle rental property to update it. What if you try designing your laundry room around a theme, such as modern or rustic? It’s a great idea to get some creative juices flowing. A new paint job, as well as a good cleaning, will go a long way to freshening up new areas. But beyond the basics, adding some visual elements or using an unexpected color scheme can turn your laundry room into a cheerful spot. If you choose cabinets, wall colors, and décor that fit within a specific theme, this can easily give your laundry room a fresh new feel.
For many residences, storage space is just as valuable as visual appeal. It’s not impossible to achieve both. One way of adding more storage to your space while updating its look is by adding cabinets or shelves above the washer and dryer. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can find inexpensive cabinets at a yard sale, thrift shop, or through local classifieds. Going down the DIY route allows you to take inexpensive pre-fabricated cube shelving to mount them on walls with the result of them serving as storage units. With a little creativity, some paint, and some new hardware, you could easily add both extra storage space and beauty to your laundry room.
Don’t limit yourself to just cabinets and shelves — there are countless ways to give your laundry room the personalized and creative look it deserves. You might try installing a large pegboard on one wall and hang baskets, laundry tools, and other items in a creative and organized way. For example; hanging your ironing board on the back of a door or nearby wall or adding a skinny cart between the washer and dryer to keep detergent and other laundry products in your laundry room spick and span.
If there is not much room to work with, add extra storage space with a washer pedestal. Washer pedestals are simply sturdy boxes designed to support your washer and dryer. It doesn’t take an engineer to build these boxes. All you need are some boards and stock molding, as well as a few hours of your day.
If your laundry room is something like a laundry closet, it’s still possible to freshen the space with just a few ideas. A beautiful shelf, some matching baskets, and a decorative touch or two can make all the difference in bringing about that much-needed revitalization to your laundry area. If the laundry closet is an ordinary space in your house, you can do a few things to make it more attractive. If you have a big budget to work with, perhaps a beautiful set of sliding doors will bring a certain appeal to space.
With a bit of preparation and thought, your laundry room can be well on its way to becoming your favorite room in the house! Just keep going, and go through the tiny details one at a time. If it becomes a bit too much, just remind yourself that you will be repaid for all of your efforts. Besides, not only does a renovated laundry room help keep you organized but it also brings more productivity inside your own home.
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