One of the most requested, must-have elements in residential interior design is an upgraded laundry room. Homeowners find these spaces aesthetically pleasing and functional, making them a practical addition to the home. Having a dedicated room for laundry helps users save time because they can wash, dry and fold laundry in one place. Laundry rooms also provide a space to store dirty laundry, keeping it out of sight when necessary. Do you want to learn how to design the laundry room of your dreams? Keep reading for some helpful tips to get you started.
ASSESS YOUR NEEDS
One of the first things you will need to do when designing a laundry room is to assess your needs. Figure out how you want the room to work for you. Think about adding items that make life easier. That may mean adding a laundry area to an existing space. Many laundry rooms do double duty as a utility closet or mud room, so it’s important to nail down how you want the room to fit your lifestyle.
Aim to make the space as functional as possible by adding items that improve the room. Including a washer and dryer is a given, but what else would be useful? Perhaps you need storage space, so adding cabinetry may be necessary. You may desire an area to pre-treat or hand wash dirty laundry. A utility sink would be a great addition in that case. It’s common for laundry rooms to have countertop space, which is great for folding and organizing clean clothes. You also might want to upgrade the lighting in the room to better sort clothes and spot stains. Another great addition to any laundry room is a heated towel rack. They are great for drying delicate clothing items not suited for a tumble dryer. They’re also ideal for drying wet jackets and gloves on a soggy day.
STYLE THE SPACE
Remember to have fun when you’re styling your laundry room. It’s the perfect opportunity to express your creativity. Designing a laundry room that reflects your personality will only make you want to use it more. Start by selecting a theme for the space. Do you want it to be upscale and sophisticated or rustic and charming? There are so many options from which to choose. Next, you can decide on a color palate containing a range of complimentary colors and neutrals to use throughout the room. You could paint the walls in your favorite hue or try adding peel and stick wallpaper for a colorful pop. Don’t forget to add items like straw baskets and glass laundry detergent dispensers for a fashionable touch. Plants, real or faux, make a great compliment to a well put together laundry room, too.
To design the laundry room of your dreams you must first assess your needs by figuring out what you need the space to do for you. Then, decide which items to include to make the space work for you, like a utility sink or a heated towel rack. Next, style the space with your favorite theme and color palette. Don’t be afraid to let your personality show in your design, and you'll be sure to create a laundry space that you will enjoy for years to come.
Want to learn more about adding an Amba heated towel rack to your laundry room? Check out our video with Morris Carey from On The House with the Carey brothers to find out more.