Laundry rooms have come a long way from the barren basement rooms so many of us grew up with. Take a few tips from these uber-practical laundry-room additions to help you lighten your load.
Tip: If you're not ready to go that far, a mini fridge (no built-in necessary) could still help you store extra beverages.
Sewing station. Anyone who enjoys sewing knows what a pain it is to set up and take
down your clunky machine every time you want to make a repair or tackle a
project. A special sewing station in your laundry room can help you get your
work done with an ironing board and other necessities nearby.
Tip: Lower the counter height to 30 inches and knock out a cabinet for some knee space. Make sure there's an electrical outlet nearby, and don't forget task lighting to help you thread your needle.
Tip: Tiling the washing station and your laundry-room floors will make cleanup a cinch.
Raised washer and dryer. Bending down to take heavy loads of clothes out of a washer and dryer
isn't good for anyone's back. A platform like this takes the (literal) pain out
of washing and drying and has a seamless look.
Tip: Aim to lift your washer and dryer at least 15 inches for the best fit.
Drip-drying location. A drip-dry station in this spacious laundry room allows wet garments to
dry without making a mess. In lieu of more cabinetry, this cavity was tiled all
over for ultimate water protection.
Tip: A bar from the top provides a spot to hang clothes, and the floor drain guarantees there is no standing water.
Floor drain. Even if you don't have a specialized drip-dry spot, a floor drain can be
a great idea in your laundry room. Not only does it make everyday cleaning
easy, it can also prevent serious damage if your washing machine ever leaks or
Ironing board. For those short on space, a drawer ironing board can give you the benefits of a built-in board without taking up wall or cabinet space. You'll never have to wrestle with a squeaky freestanding board again. These are easy to retrofit into budget remodels, too.
These practical ideas are a great way to make your laundry room functional and pleasing to the eye. Let Cabinet-S-Top assist you in designing your laundry room. Stop by our showroom at 1977 Medina Road, Medina, OH 44256 ~ 330-239-3630 ~ www.cabinet-s-top.com