Creating a laundry room in a small space is all about organization. The more space saving equipment and storage, the better. The laundry room is one of the most used rooms in a house; the average family spends approximately 5 to 8 hours a week doing laundry. Therefore, creating a functional laundry room, even in a small space can cut down the time it takes to wash, fold and organize a load of clothes.
Things You'll Need
- Lighting Fixtures
Measure the laundry room space and search for compact appliances that will fit well in the area. Consider choosing a neutral color such as black or white, if you haven’t decided what color you will paint the area.
Add shelving that can accommodate the weight of heavy laundry detergents, clothes and baskets. Add clothing racks to hang items that cannot be dried.
Paint the room a color that opens the space up and makes the space appear larger. Creams and powder blues work well. However, using a light color on your walls followed by a darker border is another way to trick the eye to making the room appear bigger.
Add lighting. Natural light is always best, however you can add additional lighting to open up the space. However, because it is a laundry room, do not overdo the lighting. A space saving wall lamp or hanging fixture will suffice.
Tips & Warnings
- Make the area functional. Do not try to merge everything into the small space. For example, if there is not enough room for a folding table, then you may need to leave that feature out and use your kitchen table to fold the clothes.
- Do not cramp the small space by adding additional equipment. Keep the space open by only adding the necessary equipment in the small area.
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