According to recent surveys, 91% of homebuyers want a laundry room somewhere in their home, but only 85% of American households have a laundry machine installed. Even if they do, many laundry machines are found stocked in closets, garages, or other small spaces.
Indeed, many of us do struggle with laundry rooms that are smaller than we want (and frankly need). Good thing the problems posed by the ultra-tiny laundry room are fixable. Remedying the situation starts with these three simple pointers, plus a reliable custom closet provider near you.
1. Lean into laundry room organization.
The best place to start with the optimization of a laundry room is with the items you own. After all, a messy or disorganized laundry room space can look far smaller than it really is.
Start by accounting for all the items you have in your laundry room. Set any cleaning products, scrubbing brushes, chemicals, or tools into organized piles at the center of the room.
Next, cull the pile to determine what items should stay and what items should go. When you’ve narrowed your list sufficiently, consider how you want to pack them away.
You have a few options:
- Fabrics, towels, and other cleaning rags can be rolled into tight cylinders and packed into drawers.
- Open-faced cubbies can hold attractive conversation pieces while keeping important items within reach.
- Bulky or awkward items like laundry detergent and softener balls can be hidden in plain sight (think displayable glass jars)
While laundry room organization is helpful, it is just the first piece of the optimization puzzle...
2. Consider custom laundry room cabinets.
Cabinets are a great way to store utility items without displaying them to the world. Laundry baskets, window cleaners, spot removers, and other products can be easily organized away from prying eyes. Plus, the vertical nature of custom laundry room cabinets can maximize even the tightest square footage.
3. Look into custom laundry room shelving.
If you don't have a lot of space to 'store up,' consider 'storing around' instead. Custom laundry room shelving is an excellent way to show off attractive items without taking up counter space. Nailless shelves add an extra layer of attractiveness, while shelving with built-in clothing bars will make laundry day much easier.
Partner with Louisiana Custom Closets to Maximize Your Custom Laundry Room
A spacious and convenient laundry room is every homeowner's dream—but not always every homeowner's reality. Fortunately, optimizing your laundry room isn’t that difficult at all. Once you know what you want and where you want it, it's a matter of procedure to draw up the right blueprint—and a trusted custom closet provider to help with the installation process.
Louisiana Custom Closets is at your service. As a big name in the custom storage industry, we bring our best while serving properties in Covington, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and beyond. But don’t take our word for it; check out our stellar reviews!
If you're ready to optimize your laundry room space in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida, let's talk. Give us a call at (985) 871-0810, (504) 885-3188, or (225) 753-3001. Or drop by our office at 13405 Seymour Meyers Blvd., Suite #24, Covington, LA 70433.