Laundry rooms are often cramped and hard to work in, despite often doubling as a utility room. When you design your laundry room, or reorganize or revamp it, keep these tips in mind:
Easy access. Although laundry rooms are traditionally located off the garage or in the basement, carrying heavy laundry baskets all over the house is tedious. Instead, look for homes with laundry rooms located on the main floor, off the kitchen is a favorite place.
A window. Not only does a window provide natural light and ventilation, it can also make the dreary task of doing laundry a little better.
Space is key. Beyond room for the washer and dryer, a laundry room should also have space to sort, fold and hang clothes. Storage room for laundry detergent and the like is also nice.
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Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.