Decorating Ideas For Your Laundry Room
A laundry room (sometimes called a laundry room or utility room) is an area in your home where clothes are dry-dried and cleaned. It is often used as a family laundry room because it has the functionality of both a washing room and dryer. Many people use it as a place to store their dirty clothes when they are not using it, and you may even have one of these rooms in your house.
The majority of houses in North America have laundry rooms
They are sometimes called utility rooms because people who own homes usually have them. Most houses have an external washer/dryer, but in some homes the washing machine dryer is located inside a laundry room.
The outside of most laundry rooms features a large center section with hooks and shelves for hanging laundry items and hooks for drying them. There is usually a small table near the washer/dryer which is used for setting up clothes before they are put in the laundry room. Some laundry rooms have a window, large enough to admit a small washing machine or dryer and a small table to organize clothes while they are being washed.
One feature that is found in most households, but that does not necessarily appear to be needed, is a small “ironing board”. These are typically made of plastic, wood, or aluminum. You lay your clothes on the board and turn the iron on the appropriate side, using it to dry them on the other side. In older times, a real ironing board was used, but most modern ones are simply a thin piece of plastic with a handle on the side.
Another thing that most laundry rooms do not have is an oven or a stove
These are features that most families have. Many people like to eat in their laundry rooms while they are tidying up. Some people even cook in their sleeping areas. Most houses, however, do not have a kitchenette.
Homeowners often neglect the utility room, assuming that their laundry rooms will serve all of their laundry needs. Actually, laundry rooms can serve as the kitchen and the garage. One advantage of having a garage in your house instead of a laundry room is the ability to store things such as ironing boards, stoves, and microwaves.
One final element missing from many utility rooms is the bathroom
Although bathrooms are not thought of as part of the laundry room, they should be considered when planning a design. If there is not a bathroom in the laundry room, one can consider placing a small sink next to the toilet and using the sink for storage purposes. It is possible to install a shower and bathtub in a utility room. They do not, however, have the same functionality as a fenced-in bathroom.
When decorating a laundry or utility room, homeowners need to consider how many people will be using it. A large family with children can find it difficult to keep track of laundry and ironing tasks. For those without small children, there are ironing boards designed for use by just one person. Having one of these units beside the washer and dryer will allow one person to do laundry while watching television or playing games on the computer.
Homeowners need to consider the layout of their laundry rooms when deciding what items may be stored there. Most laundry rooms present near entryways have several footpaths to the washing machines. This makes it easy for visitors to use the facilities while they wait for the laundry to be completed. If foot traffic is minimal, wall racks attached to walls or an organized filing system may be the best choice.
Other features to consider when decorating a laundry room serve as storage cabinets
Many garage entries have open shelves or cabinets along the walls, but there is no functional purpose for these unless they are fitted with hooks or cabinets. Adding a cabinet in the garage provides more space for storage, while providing protection against weather and damage. In addition, garages are often used for outdoor storage, making them ideal for houses with outdoor storage cabinets.
One final element to consider when decorating laundry rooms should do with the ease of use. Many people will choose to add an ironing board to allow users to hang up their clothes without fear of tripping over the dryer. This element is especially useful in the garage or utility rooms where many clothes are stacked on top of one another. For convenience, the addition of revolving clothes lines can also help. A laundry room should be a place where guests can find their clothing before heading out the door, not a place where they must dig through boxes just to find the exact pair of jeans they are looking for.