Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms.



 

Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms.

With just a few inexpensive changes, you can brighten your clothes and your mood by transforming your dark and dingy laundry room into a bright, functional (and even enjoyable) place.

- By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you'll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. Assign baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze.

- Why not decoupage or paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun pop of color? Adhere some cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors and create a space to pin all those stain removal tips.

- Every surface (floors and countertops included) can be painted or resurfaced. Update your laundry room with paint and a concrete overlay for less than $30 in materials.

- A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It's the perfect choice for smaller laundry rooms.

- Don’t ignore the walls. Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier.

- Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted medium-density fiberboard on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.

– Brandpoint