Small doesn’t mean it can’t be great. In fact most laundry rooms are small.
Check out these brilliant small laundry room design ideas. Also check out these small washing machine and dryer options.
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Small Laundry Room? No problem!
Many people live in spaces, usually apartments, where they have small (or rather, tiny) laundry rooms. When space becomes a necessity, maximizing every inch properly can either be a source of joy or stress depending on the outcome.
There are many designs and tips that can provide a solution.
In order to get that positive feel despite the seemingly inadequate available space, here are some tips that might help.
Maximize the walls
Wall space is equivalent to additional space. Pull-down drying racks, accordion drying racks, and wall organizers are good options. Walls may also be utilized with a wire storage rack which can hold additional items in the laundry area if in case mounting additional cabinets are not an option. But if they are, then…
Add more cabinets or shelves
Cabinets are great storage places for supplies, especially when put in the right wall or corner. There are many varieties of cabinets or shelves that can be found online or in stores which can fit a wide array of styles or needs. If shelves are to be used, consider using containers such as jars or other organizing materials to avoid clutter. The cabinets’ doors can also be utilized further by attaching hooks. Open cabinets or tilt-out hampers can also be considered. Some cabinets have the option to…
If one has existing cabinets or has put in a new one, some of them may have the option to add additional pull-out drawers or baskets to them for holding various supplies. This will yet provide more storage options for the laundry area.
Utilize door attachments
Finding the right mount, hook or other attachments for closets can also work for doors. Even simple hooks mounted on the door would provide some additional space to hang laundry bags or hangers for drying delicate items.
Mount drying racks to the ceiling
If all the wall or even door spaces have been used up, then it’s time to head up… up to the ceiling. A simple ladder-like drying rack hung from the ceiling with chains can serve as a great spot to hang items to dry or clothing that has been pressed. This is a viable option for those who do not have or use a dryer as well.
Get pedestal drawers
Now if every space including the ceiling has been used up, then the next option is to find a pedestal drawer where the washer or dry can be put on. There are drawers can that fit perfectly those machines. This may not be an option for every model but many newer units offer this additional add-on. Retro-fitting is always an option as well. These pedestals also raise up the units for easier access and at the same time provide yet another storage option for items such as detergent, dryer sheets, and other laundry supplies.
Create a folding station
Consider mounting a small piece of a counter onto the wall possibly under an overhead shelf or cabinet. This counter can then be used for folding. Design it in such a way that it can be folded back up when not in use to save a bit more space. It can even be used as an ironing board as well.
Use small furniture
An odd corner or wall can probably be a place where a small bookshelf can fit. While a bookshelf is certainly not intended to be used in a laundry room, it still may fit perfectly in the space providing storage space needed for placing or sorting baskets. Any other smaller extra furniture can be used in place of bookshelves used in children’s rooms. Side tables, storage cubes or similar things can be used.
Fit in a vertical sliding organizer
If a small furniture is still too large for that odd space, then consider getting a vertical sliding organizer. For those who do not have stackable machines, or if stacking is not an option, vertical sliding organizers are a great way to become space efficient. It can hide all the laundry stuff away from plain sight while keeping them within easy reach. They can be placed between a counter and a machine, between machines or between a machine and the wall.
Incorporate the wash area to the bathroom
When all else fails, consider combining the laundry and the bathroom. The concept is nothing new, especially for people who believe it is sensible since both places are meant for utilizing water anyway. It is one of the most sensible small laundry ideas and designs as it optimizes the use of the sink, countertops, and plumbing lines. With proper planning and designing, this combination can be sleek, efficient, and striking. A bath and laundry combo is best for smaller homes and apartments, and for people who prefer the streamlined living.