The laundry room is often the nerve center of the home. I think it deserves to be fun, colorful and a place where you actually enjoy spending time!
Whether it’s a small laundry closet or a spacious laundry/craft room, I love the idea of making the space more useful, fun and personal.
- Paint it a bright, unexpected color like lime green or tomato red – the color will make you smile every time you see it.
- Paint a mural on the wall or have a favorite family photo enlarged to poster size.
- Attach a yardstick or measuring tape to the wall and use it to mark off your kids’ heights as they grow up.
Make it efficient
- Attach a row of pegs for a simple way to hang a hanger for air-drying.
- Add a steel-wire hamper on wheels for portable loading and “delivery” of clean laundry.
- Attach a drop-down drying rack and a fold-down ironing board to the wall.
- Stack the washer/dryer on storage pedestals for more space and more storage.
- Even a single wall-hung cabinet can add lots of functional storage. You can attach a towel bar to the bottom of it and use it to drip-dry hosiery or delicates.
- Add hooks and shelves for dog leashes, backpacks, totes, kids’ stuff and sports gear.
Remember what’s important
Create a family memory board to hang on the door, where you can tuck in photos, reminders, invitations – anything that’s special to you.
- Cut a sheet of lightweight plywood to the preferred size.
- Wrap the plywood in batting, then in your fabric of choice.
- Criss-cross the board with ribbons at regular intervals, then use colored tacks, brass nail heads or pushpins to hold the ribbons in place.
- Add hanging hardware and picture wire to the back.
- Tuck your bits and pieces under the ribbons – it’s easy to change and rearrange them as you like.
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