Make Your Laundry Room Rock With Purpose and Style


Be adventurous with design and create a cheery space for the mundane task of doing laundry with these tips from Julie Williams Design. With a little pop of color, checkerboard floor patterns, a music source, fun art, and lighting, you can make this often-ignored and underutilized room come to life.

In today’s world where square footage is so valuable, consider a laundry room set-up that will house many occasional tasks we run into throughout the year, like gift wrapping and mending.

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Try adding one or more of the following to really ramp up your space:

 – Dropdown ironing board

– Dog washing basin

– Craft supply storage

– Plant center to cut flowers or maintain houseplants

– Gift wrap station

– Overflow storage for bulk paper products or pantry items

– Mending area (you never know when you need to mend a button at the last minute)

– Work center to house music, computer, television

If your laundry is near the back door or kitchen, it can also double as a mud room. We schlep in so many coats, shoes, and backpacks that often get tossed on the floor, and bringing in a small hutch to store these items would be an easy storage solution. Consider adding a central command center to organize grocery lists, kids’ schedules, art work, keys, charging stations and notes to family members.

Once only an afterthought, your laundry room will now become a multi-use utility space that will be the hardest working room in your house. Check out different design options from Julie Williams Design and get started!

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