Ask any homeowner what they’d like to improve about their property, and a likely response is the addition of a utility room. The stark reality of all too many homes is an overflowing laundry basket in the kitchen, assorted linen drying on the radiators, and never being able to find a pair of socks that even remotely match.
Squeezing a separate utility area into your home — even if it’s reworking your existing kitchen cabinets to make more efficient use of the space — will help you to stay on top of the dastardly linen and hopefully reduce your household headaches to the barest minimum.
1. Hide it away. Creating a space for all your household needs — such as a drying rack that tucks away into a cabinet or somewhere to hang your ironing board — and then concealing everything behind large doors will help create a streamlined home.
2. Introduce a dark shade. Who says the utility room needs to be bland? It’s not usually the most glamorous of spaces, but you can add some creative cool by daubing the walls in a dark gray.
Most of us put our washing machine on the floor, but elevating it to a more ergonomic height offers storage space beneath and makes it more comfortable to load.
3. Stack it. Squeeze a utility area into the smallest of spaces by sitting the dryer on top of the washing machine. Install shelves above for laundry detergent and other essential household items.
4. Hang it high. The smallest of kitchens can double as a laundry space if you suspend a drying rack above the sink. Incorporating a tall cabinet into the corner of the room creates a handy place to store your vacuum cleaner, broom, mop and bucket, and ensures that a hardworking space stays clutter-free.
5. Help it work harder. If you have a generously sized utility room, put the space to good use by adding a row of hooks for coats, gloves and bags too. Storage above and below can be used for shoes and other family paraphernalia, which can quickly turn the tidiest of homes into total chaos.
6. Have fun with color. If you want to make laundry chores less dull, why not have fun with the design of your utility room? By painting the cabinets in a rich blue and adding an assortment of patterned tiles, this laundry space is fresh and invigorating.
7. Create a minimalistic design. If you prefer your laundry room to have more of a Zen feel, keep the design minimal to help you tackle your household chores. Painting the drying rack in the same shade as the walls here helps it disappear, while a Shaker-style cabinet design, wicker baskets and tongue-and-groove paneling lend a country touch to this beautifully designed utility space.
That’s some picture or inspiration of a place to wash clothes that we can share with all of you.
Hopefully useful and can help you all in finding inspiration for the design of the laundry room that is suitable for your home.