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Small Laundry Room Ideas

 

Small laundry rooms can make it tough for doing laundry. Cramped, narrow spaces mean you have very few places to set your essential laundry items, let alone the laundry itself. You might be forced to squeeze into a small laundry room that simply won’t accommodate your needs. However, with a bit of creativity, you can maximize the space of a small laundry room and turn this oft-used room into a pleasant space.  

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Here are some small laundry room ideas that can help you get organized and make you look forward to doing laundry.   

Get stacked  

A stackable washer and dryer system can make the most of your vertical space. This can leave room for wall-mounted laundry room cabinets for more storage, or other useful space-saving items like flip-down drying racks or storage towers. In small laundry rooms, space is at a premium, so a stackable system can free up valuable floor area as well, making room for laundry baskets, more laundry room cabinets, or even valuable surface area.  

Simple tools for a small laundry room  

Ideas abound for your small laundry room when it comes to found storage options. If you don’t have the space for laundry room cabinets, consider stackable storage boxes with lids that can also serve as valuable surface area. Narrow rolling carts can slip into the tiniest of spaces. Wire wall racks can serve to hold detergents and other items. Items that work in kitchens can also serve up ideas for your small laundry room, such as cabinet door hangers, dish bins and wall hangers.  

Pretty up your small laundry room  

Just because you have a small laundry room doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to feel that way, especially when you spend a lot of time there. Consider a new paint job or perhaps a bit of decals or wallpaper. Bright colors can open up a small space, and uniform colors can give your small laundry room a much larger feel. A bright ceiling light can make the laundry room feel less cramped. At the very least, a decorative touch can make a small laundry room more pleasant to use.

Laundry Room Organization Ideas

 

Despite being a heavily used area in the home, the laundry room is often overlooked when it comes to home improvement projects. It is sometimes easier to simply close the door than to consider making use of this busy part of the home. Fortunately, with today’s storage solutions and innovative laundry cabinets, the laundry room can quickly become one of the best rooms in your home. Here are some ways to make the most of your laundry room organization.

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Optimize your existing laundry room space 

No matter the size of your laundry room, you have the opportunity to do big things if your space is properly maximized. Use closed front-end cabinets to keep a small space functioning without the clutter. Laundry room cabinets can be customized to fit the space you have and maximize your laundry room storage. Also, make sure to utilize bright and cheery lighting to make the room feel bigger. 

A place for everything and everything in its place 

Designate a space for all the items you need to keep handy when using you laundry room. This will simplify the laundry process, and allow you to quickly and easily maneuver around your space. If you are short on places to put items then try to be creative with the empty spaces in the room. For instance, vertical spaces are good for additional laundry room cabinets that can be used to hold essential items. 

Decorate your laundry room 

Take advantage of your design know-how and decorate your laundry room with colors, curtains and wall decals. Use uniform colors in smaller laundry rooms to give the room a more pulled-together and bigger feel. Also, serene color choices and wall decals will help give the space its own personality. For larger laundry rooms, recessed lighting can be used to highlight the essential items. 

Add additional laundry room storage 

Laundry rooms can become great multi-purpose rooms through the use of additional storage solutions. Also, extra laundry room storage space can allow homeowners to hide unsightly work items. There are cabinet and storage solutions for just about any need, so don’t be afraid to indulge your creative side with a variety of additional laundry room cabinets or other storage options. 

Closet Works offers custom organization systems for laundry rooms of all shapes and sizes. To get started with Closet Works today visit our website at www.closetworks.com or call us at 800-425-6738 for your in home consultation. Start making the most of your laundry room today.

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