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wanting to take your laundry room to the next level?


In the fast-paced rhythm of our daily lives, there are two spaces in our homes that often go underappreciated and underutilized: the laundry room and the mudroom. Yet, these two unsung heroes play a vital role in maintaining the functionality and aesthetics of our living spaces. In this blog, we'll explore the art of combining these essential areas into the ultimate laundry room and mudroom - a multifunctional haven that is both stylish and practical.

Photo from Durasupreme Cabinetry

1. PLAN + LAYOUT

  • Start by measuring the available space and considering the placement of essential utilities like the washer, dryer, and laundry sink.

  • Determine your storage needs, and identify where you can install shelves, cabinets, and hanging space.

  • Decide if you want the laundry room to serve other purposes, like a mudroom or pet care area.

laundry room washer and dryer
Photo from Jkath Design Build + Reinvent

2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT APPLIANCES

  • Select energy-efficient and space-saving appliances that suit the size of your laundry room.

  • Front-loading washers and dryers are typically more stylish and efficient.


3. COLOR + LIGHTING

  • Choose light, cheerful colors for the walls and cabinets to make the space feel inviting and open.

  • Install good lighting, including task lighting over work areas and ambient lighting to create a pleasant atmosphere.


laundry room with quartz countertops
Photo from Cambria Quartz


4. COUNTERTOPS

+ WORK AREAS

  • Consider adding a countertop or folding table for sorting, folding, and ironing clothes.

  • You can use various materials like laminate, quartz, or natural stone for countertops.


5. FLOORING

  • Use durable and easy-to-clean flooring materials, like tile, vinyl, or laminate, that can withstand moisture and high traffic.

checkered floor mudroom
Photo Rendering from Hummingbird Home Renovation


mudroom benches and storage
Photo from Extra Space Storage

6. STORAGE SOLUTIONS

  • Install ample storage to keep laundry supplies, cleaning products, and linens organized.

  • Use shelves, cabinets, and baskets to keep things tidy and easily accessible.

  • Wall-mounted storage solutions can help maximize space in a small laundry room.


7. DECOR + PERSONAILIZATION

  • Add some decorative elements like artwork, a stylish backsplash, or fun wallpaper to make the space feel less utilitarian.

  • Personalize the room with your favorite colors and decor to make it a pleasant place to spend time.


8. BUILT-IN HAMPERS + SORTING SYSTEMS

  • Incorporate built-in hampers and sorting systems to keep laundry organized and streamline the washing process.


9. UTILITY SINK

  • A utility sink can be handy for hand-washing delicate items or for general cleaning tasks.

dog bath in mudroom
Photo from Domino

10. MAKE IT A MUDROOM

  • Bench or Seating: A bench provides a convenient spot for putting on and taking off shoes. It can also offer hidden storage underneath for shoes, boots, or baskets.

  • Hooks and Racks: Wall-mounted hooks and racks keep coats, hats, scarves, and backpacks organized and easily accessible.

  • Shoe Storage: Incorporate designated spaces for shoes and boots, such as open shelving or built-in shoe racks.

  • Cubbies or Lockers: Cubbies or lockers can provide individual storage for family members. Labeling each one can help keep things organized.

  • Mats or Rugs: Place mats or rugs near the entrance to trap dirt and moisture, making it easier to keep the space clean.

  • Boot Tray or Drying Rack: Consider adding a boot tray or a drying rack for wet and muddy boots or umbrellas.

  • Pet-Friendly Features: If you have pets, incorporate a designated area for pet supplies, such as leashes, food, and a water dish.


11. APPLIANCES + GADGETS

  • Invest in smart home technology, such as a Wi-Fi-enabled washer or dryer, to monitor laundry remotely.

  • Consider a steamer or fabric care appliance to keep clothes looking their best.

laundry mudroom
Photo from Shenandoah Cabinetry

12. VENTILATION

  • Proper ventilation is essential to prevent moisture and odors from accumulating. Install a ventilation fan or open windows when needed.


13. ACCESSIBILTY + ERGONOMICS

  • Design the laundry room to be user-friendly. Ensure the appliances are at a comfortable height, and consider a pull-out ironing board.


laundry room
Photo from The Spruce

14. GREEN + SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

  • If possible, incorporate eco-friendly and sustainable elements like energy-efficient appliances and water-saving fixtures.


15. MAINTENANCE

  • Regularly clean and maintain your laundry room to keep it stylish and functional. This includes cleaning lint traps, dusting, and checking for leaks.


16. KEEP IT ORGANIZED

  • Establish a system for keeping your laundry room organized. Regularly declutter and purge items you no longer need.


Remember that the key to creating a functional and stylish laundry room is to balance aesthetics with practicality.

Think about your specific needs and preferences while designing the space, and don't be afraid to get creative with the decor and organization.

Happy remodeling!

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