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5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

 

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When you think about sprucing up your home, the laundry room might not be the first area you think you can improve on. Or the second, or the third.

While it may not receive the same level of attention as living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, the laundry room is vital to the smooth operation of your household, where you spend many hours washing and drying clothes daily.

So, it shouldn’t be a place you dread to go into but instead needs to spark at least some kind of joy where you can enjoy doing laundry avoiding common mistakes.

There are numerous ways to improve a laundry room, and you don’t have to break your bank hiring contractors for a remodel.

Here are 5 easy and cheap ways you can upgrade your laundry room.

1. Lighten Up the Space

The dark and dim laundry room aesthetic might be some people’s cup of tea, but if it isn’t yours, then it’s time to spruce things up.

Make sure your overhead lights are in good working order. Switch to energy-saving LED bulbs instead of fluorescents.

You might replace the bulb with one with a higher wattage, or you might replace the complete fixture.

Add small tap lights under cupboards or shelves to help shine a light on your workspace while you do your laundry.

2. Add a Drying Rod or Rack

Not all clothes are meant to go in the dryer. If you don’t have space for a massive drying rack, versatile additions to helping you with laundry day are a hanging rod or a drying rack in your laundry room.

These storage devices allow you to hang delicate goods that need to be air-dried and store ironed clothes.

Both the rod and the rack can easily be installed, and you can even make them collapsible to take less space. Learn how here.

3. Add a Butcher Block for Folding Station

If your laundry appliances are front-opening, you can make use of the extra room at the top of your washer/dryer by placing a board or block down. You can use this board as an extra storage space, a folding station, or decorate it with plants and knickknacks.

4. Install a Folding/Ironing Station

If you don’t have the space to use the top of your washer and dryer as a folding station, then you can install a folding wall table instead of a massive table in your laundry room.

Because you don't have to assemble them each time, they're easier to use than standard folding tables.

These, unlike the other furniture, take up very little room. When you need to use the table, simply fold it out from the wall. You can even use the table as an ironing board. Alternatively, you can get a whole wall-mounted ironing center.

5. Add Contact Paper to Old Cabinets

No one likes the look of old, yellow cabinets, and if you’re dreading the thought of dismantling cabinets and cupboards and reinstalling new ones, then adding contact paper is the best solution.

You can order your favorite contact papers online, measure and cut them to your needed dimensions, and easily peel-and-stick the new paper to give your cabinets a new look. It’s very cheap and transforms the whole look of the space in such a short time.



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