A laundry room is sometimes the most overlooked room in the house, but similarly to the kitchen it's where you spend a large of amount of your time. Your laundry room does not have to be drab, and in fact if the space is visually appealing, you will be more comfortable spending time in the space.
Check out our top design tips for your Northern Virginia laundry room remodel!
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1. Big Impact in a Small Space
If space is tight within the laundry room configuration, adding a wow factor is a great way to make the space feel larger. Large patterned floor tile is a great way to make the square footage of the laundry room seem larger than it really is. Another good option would be to incorporate elegant pendant lighting into the design to make the room flow well with the other design elements of the existing home.
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2. Custom Cabinets
Adding custom cabinets to a laundry room is an excellent way to achieve personalized storage space that meets the needs of your family. One of the common downsides of stock cabinetry, especially when it comes to a laundry room, is the lack of interior shelving and roll-out drawers. By incorporating custom cabinetry, the laundry room is elevated in not only beauty, but also functionality.
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3. Countertops & Backsplashes
Adding a countertop in your laundry is a lifesaver when it comes to performing this tedious chore. Having the space to fold and store your laundry is essential in keeping it from overflowing into the rest of your home. Adding a complimentary backsplash is a wonderful way to add a touch of elegance to your laundry room design. If your kitchen is lacking natural light, it is always best to lean towards light colors. If your laundry room has a window, iridescent backsplashes make for a great way to bring more light into the space.
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4. Sliding Doors and Storage Drawers
Sliding doors are becoming increasingly popular in interior home design. This is especially true for spaces that have small square footage. A typical laundry room door would be a bi-fold door, meaning it opens into the space. By incorporating a sliding door, it frees up the extra floor space.
Storage drawers are incredibly valuable in a laundry room. This may seem like a common sense addition, but the size and dimension is what needs to be emphasized. By having taller and deeper storage drawers, it allows you to store off-season items, such as holiday decorations or party platters that don't see daily use. Not having to dig these items out of storage can be a big time saver.
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5. Bench Seating
Having a bench in the laundry room is ideal for days when you have a ton of laundry to do. It's a great place to unwind for an hour or to organize clothes while you wait for other loads to wash and dry. The great thing about incorporating bench seating into your laundry room design is that it adds extra storage to the space.
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Incorporating a mudroom and a laundry room into the same space is ideal for busy families. The ability to wash dirty clothes and not have them come into your house, is great in terms of keeping your house clean. Normally mudrooms are right off the back of the house where the kitchen is located, so running additional water and electrical lines would not be too much of an additional expense.
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7. Pet Hideaway
A pet hideaway in your laundry room is wonderful for dogs that are very large, or for when you have guests that come to visit. It's also a great place to add in a dog bathing area. This is an essential design feature, especially if you have large dogs that shed profusely. Otherwise, you end up with pet hair and fur clogging your personal shower drains.
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