Your laundry room doesn't have to be just the place you associate with your least favorite chore. While they typically don't receive the same level of attention as other rooms in the house, our real estate agents can tell you laundry rooms are full of potential.
Transforming your laundry room into a bright, functional space can really pay off when it comes time to sell your home. It also might help make doing the laundry just a bit more enjoyable. If you're looking for new ideas on how to make the most of your laundry room, here are some tips:
- Decorate Your Walls
Many people neglect the laundry room walls since it's not a room that generally attracts many visitors; however, there is a real opportunity to transform your walls into something beautiful. A fresh coat of paint might be a good first step, but we've also seen homeowners install decorative backsplashes, beautiful art, and more.
- Invest in Storage
If there is one thing a good laundry room needs, it's storage. Make sure your room is equipped with shelves, bins, cabinets, and drawers to ensure you have adequate space for storing laundry, tools, materials and cleaning supplies. You could also consider some over-the-door hangers to make it easy to quickly hang your most important items.
- Create a Space for Folding and Ironing
Your laundry room should provide space for basic laundry tasks, such as folding and ironing clothes. A foldaway table and a foldaway ironing board are great additions, as they can easily be stashed away in a cupboard when not in use. If your laundry room is large enough, you may even consider dedicating a portion of the room to a permanent table that serves as a folding station.
- Focus on Bright Colors and Lots of Light
Creating a bright space is the key to a good-looking laundry room. Maximize light exposure by keeping your walls and decor white or a lighter shade. If the room doesn't receive natural light, supplement it with some ceiling fixtures. Nobody wants to use a dark, damp, or dreary laundry room!
- Add Some Plants
If you want to really create a fresh and clean vibe, add a large indoor house plant to the corner of the room, or add smaller plants along with some floating shelves. Greenery can bring some much-needed life into the space.
- Paint a Mural
If you really want to do something bold and inspirational, dedicate a wall of your laundry room to a mural. Paint it yourself or hire a local artist to create a beautiful scene. Since the laundry room isn't a primary room, you might consider allowing yourself a bit of creative freedom.
Laundry rooms are a valuable asset to any home, and the right design and decor can really help bring them to life. Contact us today for more tips on how to make the most of your home or for help searching homes for sale in Raleigh!