The task of doing laundry is a part of life – for most of us, there’s no way to avoid it.
In this article, we are going to share seven laundry room ideas that will save you space and time, and make doing the washing just a little bit easier.
Whether you have a tiny laundry area or an entire room to work with, get ready to be inspired. Sound good? Great. Let’s get right to it.
1. Build a Countertop
If your washer and dryer are stored side-by-side on the floor, a great way to make better use of your space is to have a countertop built over top. Do keep in mind that if you use a top-loader, this hack will not work for you.
The countertop can act as a folding station, an ironing surface, or simply as additional storage. You can have the counter custom made, or perform a little DIY – it’s up to you!
2. Hang a Drying Rack
Make full use of your space – even the ceiling!
What do you do with your laundry when it’s raining outside? Hang it inside! Forget fussing around with indoor clotheshorses that take up a lot of space. Instead, install a hanging wrack on your laundry ceiling. This might be as simple as a wooden ladder, painted, and attached to the ceiling with hooks.
3. Use Baskets to Organize Your Laundry
Laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain remover, mineralised water – the list goes on. The laundry is full of products that can make the room feel messy and cluttered.
Small wicker or plastic baskets are inexpensive, and can completely transform your laundry. Grab one or two, and use them to store your laundry products. Want to be even more organised? You could label the outside of the basket using small chalkboards, a label maker, or even a piece of masking tape and a permanent marker.
4. Shelves Everywhere
If space is your number one concern when it comes to creating a functional, aesthetically pleasing place to wash your clothes, this laundry room idea is for you.
Install shelves above your washer and dryer. Use these shelves to store everything from your laundry detergent to your iron, and everything in between. You could even add a photo frame or small artwork to make your laundry a little more personalised.
5. Stick to a Simple Colour Scheme
The laundry room isn’t usually at the top of our decorating list. That’s why it’s important to keep things simple.
Avoid introducing a complex 5-colour palette, painting each wall a different colour, and hanging wall art wherever there is room. Instead, stick to a super simple colour scheme. Keep things all white, or add just one accent colour.
If your laundry room is small, keep the accent colour light and bright. Light colours reflect, rather than absorb light, making your laundry room look and feel bigger.
6. Stack Your Washer and Dryer
Save on floor space and stack your washer and dryer on top of each other. Again, this hack will only work if you use a front loader.
You will need to have a professional builder set this up for you to ensure your washer and dryer don’t fall. The end result not only looks modern and chic, but also makes your laundry feel less disorganised and cluttered.
7. Over the Door Laundry Hamper
Clothes hampers are an absolute must in the laundry, but they can often be the source of the most mess and clutter. Think about it now: how often do you and your family dump clothes on the floor instead of in the hamper, resulting in a muddle of darks and whites?
To solve this issue, invest in a space-saving door hanging laundry hamper, such as the ‘Laundry Nook’. This stylish, practical, and durable laundry hamper is made of 100% top-quality cotton canvas and is available in five different colours. No matter the style of your laundry room, you will find a Laundry Nook to match.
Two sleek stainless steel hooks slip over the top of any standard door. There is no need to hammer hooks or nails into your walls, making the Laundry Nook perfect for both homeowners and renters.
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