The average American spends 14 minutes a day doing laundry—that adds up to roughly 85 hours a year! That’s quite a bit of time standing in the least exciting room in your home. But, like everything else, laundry rooms can come to life with the right bit of design and storage options. Enter The Custom Laundry Room—a laundry room with storage and design elements to make you happy enough to whistle while you work.
If you see your house as both a place to live and a place to curate a collection of beautiful things, your design dreams don’t need to stop at the threshold of the laundry room door. We love building custom countertops for these spaces so you can tuck your washer and dryer neatly underneath giving yourself ample folding space and increasing your laundry room storage.
Shelving makes it easy to store items like vases, baskets, and laundry detergent—all in a way that matches the aesthetic of the rest of the house. We suggest places to neatly stow laundry baskets and hampers, so everything is in reach but away from little hands and paws that might trip or knock things over.
An added touch? Custom lighting above the shelves to show off your beautiful new custom laundry room.
If you have the space—use it. A custom laundry room isn’t complete without custom laundry room storage. Why stop at a cabinet or two when you can maximize wall and floor space top to bottom? Store towels, sheets, and linens in addition to candles, extra plates, and other, seasonal items that might be too fragile for closet or garage storage.
A bonus? Think about adding clothing and valet racks to the room to hang items that need to be air dried or hung up as soon as possible to prevent wrinkles.
Smaller spaces can still maximize some of these design elements! A hutch and an adjustable rod can add extra storage and utility to a compact laundry area.
Just because you don’t have a full laundry room, doesn’t mean custom laundry room storage is out of reach. Being thoughtful about your design choices can mean the difference between a cramped closet and a comfy cove.
We suggest cabinets above the washer and dryer to store laundry detergent and accessories. A small countertop over the top of the washer and dryer gives you just a little more space to fold and organize clothes and linens.
If space permits, an adjustable rod can provide a space for air drying and hanging delicate clothing items. Add a decorative backsplash or bright wallpaper and you have a laundry cove your friends will covet.
Multi-purpose utility rooms are on a lot of our clients’ wish lists. If you have space near a garage, side, or back door—creating a multi-use space for kids (and pets) to wipe their shoes, hang their gear, and organize their mess ultimately cuts the clutter in the rest of the house. Being able to use that space to get laundry done, too? Bonus!
Our custom cabinetry is available in a variety of finishes to help add a little pop of color or continue the overall look of your home from corner to corner.
To maximize storage space we recommend custom cabinets, a mudroom bench, shelving (to store seasonal or infrequently used items), and hooks—lots of hooks. Think about what will be hanging there: backpacks, lunch bags, coats, sweatshirts, jerseys, leashes, etc. Make sure there’s a place for everything.
Bonus: Doggy Den
We know we said 4 custom laundry room ideas, but we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to suggest a custom laundry room design that took a family’s best friend into account. This will work for medium to large spaces with the right design expertise to help you with the planning and building.
We love the idea of stacking units, like the Stacked Stunner idea—but why not add a little bit extra? Custom cabinets can be created for the tops and sides and custom dog bed and half shower unit can be created to house your very own, in-home grooming station.
Are you ready to turn your custom laundry room dream into a reality? Contact one of our design experts today and learn about our process and how we can help you take your space to the next level.