Does your laundry room need a little TLC? While a full blown laundry room remodel might be off the table at the moment, you can do a lot on a small budget. Follow our laundry renovation ideas below to transform your space for less!
Many laundry rooms feel dysfunctional because they aren’t organized. You need shelving and storage in a laundry room to really make it work – and this doesn’t mean you need to bust the bank. Shelving can be added above your washer and dryer with minimal effort after a trip to your local hardware store. If you’re a little more crafty and creative, you can buy the wood and paint the shelves yourself. Or, you can purchase shelving already painted and assembled.
Besides shelves for storage, think about what kind of space you’ll need for your specific laundry needs, such as creating a space for clothes that need to air dry (like your delicate items) as well as designated areas for clean and dirty clothes. Some people like to fold and iron their clothes in the laundry room as well, but this will depend on how much space you have. If you’re able to set up a table or create counter space for a folding station, great. Another possible solution (if you don’t have a top loading washer) is to create a table top by placing a counter or piece of wood on the washer and dryer themselves (as seen here).
Adding hooks to the wall, or a clothing rod to hang clothing, can be a huge asset in a laundry room. Whether you’re using drawstring bags to sort dirty clothes or placing a freshly ironed shirt on a hanger to prevent wrinkles, having a place to hang items is essential. You can even create DIY drying racks that are built right into the wall (as shown here).
While new laundry designs can improve the space tremendously, your laundry room makeover might also include updating an older washer and dryer. While you can DIY some of the other projects, investing in the best washer and dryer combo that fits your budget is important. But what if you don’t have the funds available to purchase a new washer and dryer set? You may want to consider financing your appliances. hhgregg offers a credit card financed through Synchrony Bank. Financing allows you to pay off your appliances over time instead of all at once.
Don’t forget that investing in an updated, energy-efficient laundry room can help you save long term. Energy-efficient washers use less water and energy-efficient dryers use less electricity.
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