8 Easy Tips to Update Your Laundry Room

Tip One: Declutter – lets take all that clutter and unnecessary mess that’s collected over the years and say goodbye!

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Tip Two: Repaint – Now I know how much we all love to paint. But a simple coat of paint in a pale blue or a light grey will freshen your laundry room right quickly.

Tip Three: Layout –  Make a low-impact layout. This means making sure that everything crucial to working in your space is within reach – soaps, machines, stain removers, baskets, etc.

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Tip Four: Increase Vertical Space – Stacking shelves above your laundry units will make use of empty space and provide additional storage. Grouping similar items together in baskets or bins will help give your shelves a finished, organized look. You can even add custom drapes in front of the shelves to hide your storage space if you prefer.

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Tip Five: Helpful Addition – Buy a hanging valet that tucks away when not in use. This will help when fumbling around trying to hang your clothing when no hands are available.

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Tip Six: Adding Personality – Add wallpaper (Hint: a vertical stripe gives the room height) or even wall decals with special sayings. This will help to add a bit of personality to your laundry room.

Tip Seven: Caddy –  Use the space between your machines for a laundry caddy to keep must-have items on had while doing (dreading) your laundry.

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Tip Eight: Add a Little Bling:  Add a touch of glamour to an everyday chore by installing a chandelier. You don’t need to buy a grand chandelier for this space – old or new, classic or modern – pick the style you love to help brighten up your workspace.

All photos courtesy of Houzz

Written by Luc Crawford

Luc Crawford

Luc Crawford is the principal and founder of Luc Crawford Design Inc. which has been selected as the best interior Design firm in Ottawa for the past three years. He has been involved in a variety of projects, from the development of corporate designs to high end residential and hospitality. Crawford also brings his combined training and experience in architecture and furniture design to a new generation of designers as a College professor at Algonquin College and a Judge for the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association.

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