While kitchen and bathroom remodeling still lead the pack when it comes to home renovation, homeowners have increasingly started to choose a laundry room upgrade as their remodeling project of choice. Smarter storage and better function resonate with homeowners who realize they spend a lot of time doing laundry, so they may as well do it in a space that they enjoy! If a laundry room update is in your future, consider these ideas from Callen Construction to get a fresh new look.
Hook It Up
If your laundry room doesn’t have a good spot for a clothes rod, you can go another route by adding hooks to the wall, the doors of an armoire, or the side of a revamped entertainment center. Being able to hang your clothes as you launder them is important, as it helps decrease wrinkling and allows for easy, convenient transfer of your clothing items from the laundry room to the closet.
Create a Folding Station
When it comes to folding laundry, folding as you go will save a lot of time and trouble. If you have side-by-side front loading appliances, a counter-height table built directly over them will give you an ideal surface on which to fold each load as it comes out of the dryer. If this set-up is not a viable option for you, a baby changing station is a good alternative that lets you fold at a comfortable height and has the advantage of additional shelving for your laundry supplies.
Lighten Up the Room
Many laundry rooms are in the basement, which can make the already dreaded task of tackling laundry even more challenging. To combat this, paint your laundry room a bright, cheerful color, such as a sunny yellow. With as much time as the average person spends in the laundry room, why not make it a more pleasant place to be?
As more and more people opt for wall-mounted flat screen TVs, big and bulky entertainment centers are becoming a thing of the past. Fortunately, there are many ways to repurpose them for other uses, one of which is as a laundry station! Simply adjust the entertainment center shelves as needed to allow room for laundry baskets and supplies, and add a clothes rod to accommodate items that need to be hung. Freestanding cabinets and armoires are another great option that allows your laundry station to be hidden when not in use.
If you want a local remodeling company that knows its stuff, Call Callen at 414-765-2585. We can answer your questions about laundry room updates, as well as any other home improvement projects you may have in mind.