Laundry Room Makeover

written by Kasey White
last updated: August 9, 2022

No matter how hard you try to keep up with it, the flow of dirty laundry never seems to end. Modern home designs have unlocked a new trend that has completely revolutionized the way we tackle laundry — a designated laundry room.

A laundry room houses your washer and dryer, along with specialized cabinets and accessories. Those cabinets and accessories let you wash, dry, fold and care for your laundry with ease. A laundry room makeover will refresh, energize, and add an element of personality to an often neglected area.

With the right adjustments, you can transform even small laundry spaces into stylish and functional rooms.

Laundry Room Storage Cabinets

New cabinets and fixtures immediately modernize your space while providing essential storage compartments. Doing this keeps your laundry room clean and user-friendly.

Laundry room cabinets are an organizer's dream and a messy person's saving grace. Along with detergents and essentials, laundry room cabinetry can store your sewing kit, stain removers, and other items.

Cabinetry comes in many different styles and sizes, allowing for greater creative freedom when designing your laundry room remodel. You can even add larger cabinets to house your ironing board and other cleaning supplies.

Take your laundry room storage solutions a step further with custom cabinet features and accessories. For example, you've already upgraded your home by incorporating smart speakers and apps that control the devices throughout your house. Why not extend similar features into your laundry room to make your washing and folding experience actually enjoyable?

Charging stations, lighting kits, dividers, and baskets are accessories that can be built into your cabinetry. This can make your laundry room comfortable, functional, and stylish.

Adjustable Laundry Closet

washer and dryer side by side with built in cabinets

If you're looking for innovative and new laundry room storage ideas, you can't go wrong with a customizable closet. Most rooms that house laundry machines don't have the luxury of additional storage space for your needs. Even designated laundry rooms don't afford homeowners the convenience of multi-sized compartments.

Building an adjustable closet provides essential space for cleaning and laundry supplies and lets you adapt the space to fit your needs and plan for the future. The way you tackle laundry changes with every season of your life. This means you need to be able to evolve the space as your needs change. As you transition into parenthood or your household increases with new housemates, a smarter laundry room design can save you time and space.

The convenience of having a place for everything in your home, as well as the option to change it over time without spending money later, is a practical solution for the ever-growing pile of dirty laundry.

If you are scouring the internet and homemaker magazines for clever laundry room storage solutions, you are most likely investing both time and money into creating a lasting design that will add value to your home and optimize your cleaning routine.

Organization makes every chore easier. An adjustable closet allows you to alter the interior shelves to fit the closet's contents without wasting space. A combination of closet rods, shelving, hooks, slide-outs and dividers keep everything in its place. A larger compartment can store your largest items that usually sit in a corner until they're needed, like a vacuum or ironing board.

If your house doesn't have a laundry room and you don't know what to do with your bulky machines, you can easily install a laundry closet large enough to store stackable washer and dryer machines to strategically keep the machines out of sight by making them an extension of your bathroom or pantry.

Make Space for Folding

If you are using the bed or dining room table as a folding station, you are going to love the addition of a countertop. Throwing dirty clothes into a washing machine is the easy part of doing laundry — folding is where the real work begins. What do you do once your clothes are clean and dry? The common answer is to place them in a clump in a laundry basket. With a countertop, you can immediately fold them into a neat pile ready for putting away.

You need ample room to efficiently fold your laundry so your fresh clothes stay wrinkle-free. The solution of a countertop or extended shelf that lays on top of your machines is the perfect service for caring for your clean clothes. You can add a new level of personality to your space with durable materials like granite, quartz or a butcher block.

A pullout surface or build-in countertops are great small laundry room ideas that can make a huge impact on the way you conquer chores.

Storage Base for Pets

How about a space made especially for man's best friend? Your fur babies like to follow you around while you do chores, why not include them in the process? Pet-friendly accessible features are popular in modern homes so there are ways to adapt your laundry room.

A utility sink does more than soak stained shirts — it doubles as a bathtub for your furry friend. Have a backache after spending an hour bent over the tub washing your pup? Save yourself the pain with a utility sink that is the appropriate height and size for your pets.

You can also add a storage base for your pets to sit in while you fold laundry. A storage base is a large open shelf placed at ground level for your pet to settle into. Of course, your pet's nails can scratch and damage low-quality wood, so make sure the cabinet is KCMA-certified for quality and sustainability.

Transform Your Laundry Room with Wellborn Cabinet Inc.

For over 50 years, Wellborn Cabinet has helped homeowners bring their designs to life with quality cabinets that stand the test of time. As a leading cabinet manufacturer in the US, our family-owned business has created heirloom quality cabinetry and functional home solutions that combine innovation with comfort.

Request access to our exclusive catalog to see our complete collection of cabinets and cabinet accessories. Do you already have a vision for your dream home? Find a Wellborn Cabinet dealer near you!

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