In the past, laundry rooms were often an afterthought when designing a dream home. Recently, they have been making an appearance alongside the kitchen as an essential part of your house that should also be given proper attention with ease of use and aesthetic appeal in mind.
If you’re stumped on ideas for your custom home’s laundry room design, here are our favorites to get you started.
Floors that are durable and easy to clean.
Laundry rooms are going to see a lot of use and the floor needs to be durable and easy to quickly clean. Large tiles in a pattern that doesn’t show dirt are a great option for this room. Wood flooring isn’t always a good choice for laundry rooms because of the chance of flooding but you can get tiles with the look of wood. Or get a little crazy and choose a fun, bold pattern for your flooring.
Install a sink.
Every laundry room should have a sink in which to wash delicates, pre-soak stains, or to clean up. If you’re only going to do one thing for your laundry room, install a large easy-to-clean sink.
Make your laundry room your mudroom.
If you’ve planned to have a mudroom in your house, this could be the perfect place to serve double-duty and be your laundry room as well. This keeps the mess in one place and swimsuits, muddy boots and clothes, can all stay in this space instead of being tracked through the house.
Thoughtful cabinetry and shelving.
Plenty of shelving is essential for your laundry room. These are for storing clean linens, laundry supplies, laundry baskets, and other odds and ends you’ll want to keep in the laundry room. The laundry room is a great place to store your ironing board or even in which to iron, install a long rod where you can hang freshly washed clothing that needs to air dry as well as just ironed clothing to keep it from wrinkling while you finish the job.
Windows to let in natural light.
Natural light is a beautiful addition to any laundry room, if you have the option of putting in a window or two, go for it! You’re going to be in and out of this room with laundry and ironing, and natural light will keep it from feeling stuffy or cave-like.
What is your favorite design idea for laundry rooms? Share in a comment below, we’d love to hear from you.