Home laundry room design ideas: When we expanded our house, it never occurred to dedicate space for a separate laundry room. It’s just one of those things that you take for granted that you’ll simply throw in somewhere in the kitchen. Our washing machine is in the kitchen, and it does create challenges when some items are stored away from the washing station. It is less organized, and we lose things too often.
Home laundry room design ideas – considerations
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It is tempting to jump with excitement at any of the home laundry room design ideas we find on the internet, but some considerations need to be taken before choosing a design i.e
- Location – the moist, vibration and noise brought about by a laundry room requires one to think carefully about its exact location. This is something I never considered before, until recently.
- Do discuss insulation requirements with your contractor. you may need it to prevent noise from spreading to the other rooms in the house.
- Waterproofing, like building a curb across the laundry room’s threshold is important.
- Plumbing and arrangement of the workstations must fit the tasks – have a designated wet area (sink and washer) and a dry area(dryer, folding, ironing etc) in your laundry room.
- Consider the dimensions of your space – the design must still allow for free movement.
- Some clothes may need to be air dried after. Make sure you have a hanger space – preferably on your dry area side of the laundry room.
Once you have taken the above into consideration, you can now start browsing for creative home laundry room design ideas that match your space and personality.
My choice of creative laundry room ideas
Now..to the exciting part of the home laundry room design ideas that I rounded up online! I love all of them, but a lot will depend on my own space and dimensions. Creative laundry room ideas are not a one size fits all, situation.
The first thing I noticed about this compact laundry room is the ample light, thanks to the big window. This was not biggie for me at first (as in, it never occurred to think of it). Now I do realize that laundry rooms are susceptible to dampness and mold. Proper sunlight and fresh air will go a long way in minimizing this problem.
This is my favorite idea for a person with no designated laundry room space (like me – mine will likely be in the kitchen). It is economical, yet practical.
Using open shelving with storage baskets is something I’ll likely do as well.
Another little detail that is likely to be overlooked, is the curbing that has been created so that the machinery does not sit on the floor.
I do hope that underneath the curb there is a plumbing system that excretes spillages outside.
At last, a laundry room design that has a hanger space. Since some clothes need to be air dried as well, it makes sense to have a hanger space. This is also handy if the laundry room has an ironing space.
If space permits, every laundry room should have this wall mounted ironing board and cabinet. It is the perfect ironing area in my opinion, and it does not demand much space.
It also matches most home laundry room design ideas.
I am totally impressed with this simple and compact laundry room design. I can make it work with the little space that I have. As small as the space is, it is designed with all the essentials in mind – hanger space, shelves for the storage baskets, storage cabinet for detergents, as well as a folding area. It is everything I believe spaces should be: Home laundry room design ideas should be functional, above all else.
That is it for now on my favorite home laundry room design ideas. It’s not everything there is, but it resonates with my space and budget. I will be adding more ideas as I discover them.
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