The laundry can sometimes be one of the most neglected areas of your home. Even though you might hire cabinet makers and other professionals to give other parts of your home the love they need, the laundry never seems to fare as well.
In fact, some people just tuck their washing machines and dryers in the garage, rather than give them a space of their own. If you want to put as much effort into your laundry as you did your bathroom, kitchen, and other areas, then here’s how to go about it.
Criticise Your Laundry
The first step to getting that gorgeous new laundry you’ve always wanted is to criticise the one you’ve got. Why don’t you like it?
Does it lack storage? Is it dark and dinghy? Is its cabinetry falling apart? Or, maybe, it doesn’t have any cabinetry at all. Identify these problems, and you can avoid making them with your laundry renovation.
Hire a Cabinet Maker
Laundries can be challenging spaces to work with, especially if you are not the first owner of your home. There may be quirky plumbing with which to contend, not to mention a lack of storage or storage in all the wrong places.
Rather than deal with this nightmare on your own, it can be worth hiring a cabinet maker. They can walk you through not only the best placement of cabinetry but the best designs that make your laundry stand out for all the right reasons.
Use Easy-Care Materials
Regardless of whether you are DIYing your laundry or hiring the experts, it’s essential to use easy-care materials. These are materials that are easy to wipe down, straightforward to clean, and strong enough to handle moisture and heat.
Fortunately, such materials exist – and in some pretty stunning colours and textures, as well. It won’t be long until you have your dream laundry ready for its first load of washing.
Decide on Custom or Flat-Pack
There is undoubtedly a lot of value in purchasing flat-pack cabinetry for a laundry. It’s affordable, easy to find in local hardware stores, and homeowners can install it themselves. But they also have a lot of disadvantages, as well.
In many situations, the materials don’t handle long-term wear and tear. Some people also find that the style and colour options are limited. You’ve then got to find a size and shape with the right dimensions to fit into your custom space.
Anyone with an unforgiving layout or conservative dimensions may see the value in custom cabinetry. It can be made to your exact specifications, which means you don’t have to hold your breath about it fitting perfectly in place.
Once you have installed your new cabinetry, it’s time to add the final touches. This might include some stunning new laundry sorting baskets, some high-quality hooks, and maybe even some new tiles or wooden plank flooring to complete the look.
If your laundry gets plenty of light (or if you’re skilled at keeping house plants alive), you may like to welcome some nature with a pot plant or two.
A laundry may be one of the most neglected parts of the average home, but that doesn’t have to be the case with your laundry. Follow these steps above to get that laundry room that will make your life much easier.