Take some of the drudgery out of doing the wash by creating a cheerful, better organized, and more efficient laundry room. The space where you wash dirty clothes doesn’t need to be dirty too. Whether you are starting from scratch or updating an existing space, these laundry room ideas can help you design a cheerful, comfortable and efficient area for this often dreaded but necessary household chore. When you enlist the help of a custom closet company in Doylestown to create the cabinets and surround space, you are ahead of the game!
In a typical home, the laundry room is in the basement, and for good reason: washers and dryers are notoriously noisy contraptions. With advancements in technology, they have grown quieter. As a result, more and more homeowners are choosing to locate the laundry room closet to main living areas, especially those rooms where clothes tend to come off, namely bedrooms and bathrooms.
Keep in mind that laundry equipment needs two things in order to operate. First, a plumbing hookup and second, a means of ventilation to the outdoors. Given the plumbing requirement, it’s wise to position a washing machine near existing water supply pipes otherwise you will need to call in a plumber to install new ones.
Hiring a custom closet company will help you to minimize clutter in the laundry room. They can build storage organizers and cabinets that will adapt well. Above the washer and dryer consider using wall-mounted units to conserve valuable floor space. If you have room, set up a permanent rack on which to hang clothes as they come out of the dryer.
Good lighting is essential at different stages of the clothes-washing process. You must be able to see stains in order to treat them prior to washing and you can’t iron out a wrinkle if you can’t see it in the laundry room. Track lighting excels here because its multiple heads can be adjusted to illuminate different work areas. Windows are also advantageous because they not only usher in fresh air and release humidity, but they also provide natural light.
Keeping your laundry room clean and tidy eliminates some of the stress of actually having to do the laundry. Most of us don’t like the task and the easier it is for us, the more relaxed we are doing it. At Closets For Less, we have our own families and homes as well. Not many of us enjoy spending time is a cluttered space doing laundry. Why not let us create a space that is comfortable and accommodating? Shelving to allow room for large items and supplies is essential, along with the ability to move around without being constricted.