Ideas For Remodeling Your Laundry Room

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.

Brubaker Laundry DisplayOne of the most overlooked yet hardest used areas in the home is the laundry room.  Just because something is functional doesn’t mean it can’t also be beautiful and efficient.  There are many ways to take your laundry area to the next level by making it more convenient, attractive and useful.

Make it Functional

Brubaker Inc. remodeled a laundry room in Lititz to add both usability and aesthetic appeal.  The homeowner and most guests passed through the laundry room when entering from the frequently used back door.  The client wanted a room that made her laundry duties easier but was also pleasing to visitors. We replaced her builder-grade basic cabinets with semi-custom glazed maple cabinets with green accents to match a free-standing piece of furniture in an adjacent room.  A farm sink and wall mounted, fold down drying rack added the convenience she desired.  A quartz counter top above the washer and dryer gave plenty of room for folding and ironing.  Beadboard around the room, painted the accent color of the cabinetry, completed the appealing renovation that is a joy to walk through and a welcome greeting to her guests. See the entire remodel project here.

Brubaker Laundry Room Collage

Make it Multi-Purpose

Another way to make better use of your laundry room is to consider it a multi-purpose room.  If the room is large enough, consider adding cabinetry, counters and storage so it can act as a craft room, homework center or extra, organized storage for kitchen overflow.  Adding a sink will not only make doing your laundry easier but when combined with counter space will give extra prep area for cooking.  Even if the laundry space is small, wall cabinets can be added above the washer and dryer in just about any room for additional storage and better organization of detergents, irons, cleaning supplies and anything else that needs a home!

Relocate Laundry Location

For those who have a lower level laundry center and are looking for age-in-place options, consider relocating your laundry center to the first floor of your home.  This can be done in most homes by simply annexing space from an adjacent room or by rearranging a closet.  No more stairs to struggle up and down with your laundry, allowing you to stay in your home, and stay independent, longer.

Brubaker Laundry Design Ideas

Photo Credit: Beneath My Heart

On the other hand, the family with second floor bedrooms may want to consider a second floor laundry room.  Again, why go multiple steps with laundry when you can wash, dry and iron it mere steps from where you need to put it away?

Laundry Design Ideas Collage

Photo Credit: This Old House, Southern Living

While we can’t guarantee a new laundry room will make you look forward to doing your wash, we CAN guarantee that a re-organized or multi-purpose or better-located laundry room will make it seem less of a chore! See more ideas in our laundry feature article in R&A Magazine.

Learn more about how we can transform your laundry room, kitchen or bath to create the home you envision both for today, and for future generations.