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Everything You Need in Your New Laundry Room

Attractive laundry room with cabinets and a bench

Doing laundry isn’t exactly a ton of fun, but that doesn’t mean your laundry room needs to be a boring space. Creating a laundry room that looks good can help make this tedious chore a little bit better. 

Laundry rooms can also double as mudrooms or storage space, so creating a plan to maximize your space is essential. 

Need help getting started on what you should add to your laundry room? Here are some must-haves for creating a functional yet appealing laundry room:

Find Your Style

Just like any other space in your home, you should first choose a color scheme and décor theme for the area. This is a great way to try out a home design trend you may be too nervous about committing to in larger spaces of the home. 

Don’t be shy with color – installing colorful wallpaper or choosing cabinets in an unexpected color will make the laundry room a little bit more lively.

If you don’t want a colorful space, you can still dress up your laundry room. Choose high-end materials like marble flooring or countertops to make the space seem a little bit more luxurious and contrast them with dark walls for some drama.

Laundry room with colorful wallpaper, a large farmhouse sink, and lots of counter space.

Incorporate Bright Lights

Doing your laundry in a nice, bright spot will make the chore a little bit better. Natural light is the best option, so if there is a way to add a window to your space, that would be best.

If a window is not possible, you should install overhead lighting that brightens up the space. Why not go over the top and install a chandelier? There’s nothing wrong with making your laundry room a little bit “extra.”

Add a Sink

Finding space for a large sink is an excellent addition to any laundry room. This is where you can presoak or handwash the clothes that need it.

It can also come in handy when it comes to chores like mopping. 

Open laundry room with large window and stainless steel farmhouse sink.

Counterspace Is a Must

You’ll want to include plenty of counter space in your laundry room, so you have space for folding your laundry once it is done. If you have the square footage, installing cabinets with extended counters is a great way to include organized storage space as well as a flat surface for sorting.

Another option would be to add an island space similar to one that you may have in your kitchen. This will give you even more space to work with and act as a focal point for the room.

Use Your Vertical Space

If you plan to have your laundry room double as a storage space for seasonal or rarely used items, installing floor-to-ceiling cabinets or shelving can be a great way to maximize space. You can store items that go unused most of the time up top and more frequently used items where they are easier to reach. 

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