With a new year comes a fresh start, and what better way to create a clean slate than by revamping the room in your house dedicated to cleaning – the laundry room. Laundry rooms are no longer the forgotten room of the home; with advances in technology and design, laundry rooms have the potential to be a room you actually want to spend time in. To build a great laundry room let’s focus on three main components: flooring, storage and color.
When it comes to flooring for your laundry room, the two most popular options we use are ceramic tile and luxury vinyl plank (LVP).
The most common option is ceramic tile due to its durability and ease of cleaning. Perhaps, the greatest feature of tile is the large variety of design options. From traditional to modern, understated to statement making, the tile options are almost never ending. If you are looking to create a laundry room that is elegant and bright, try a light-colored ceramic tile installed in a brick pattern. If you want to create a laundry room that makes a bold statement, try patterned cement tile or solid stone in a herringbone pattern.
Those seeking the look of wood flooring may find LVP is a perfect choice in the laundry room. LVP is a bit softer underfoot and gives off a warm, natural wood look. This durable flooring can withstand moisture and much of the wear and tear that a laundry room takes.
Once the foundation of the laundry room is laid with the flooring, it is time to address the issue of storage. Whether your laundry room is large or small, we all want sufficient storage. One way to create storage in the laundry room is to install cabinetry around the washer and dryer to store laundry supplies. Base cabinets can have built in laundry baskets for easy sorting or wall cabinets that have a rod to hang clothing. If space allows, consider adding a countertop space for easy folding and organization. Creating the most efficient work space in your laundry room will make the task of doing laundry feel like a breeze.
Your color choice in a laundry room will make a big difference in the overall feel of the room. Cool tones like blues and greens are reminiscent of nature and evoke feelings of peace, calm, and balance. Bright whites and light grays feel fresh and clean and help to brighten even the dullest of laundry rooms. Remember your color choice is not limited to the wall color, try using color, like powder blue, on your cabinets with fresh white countertops and wall paint for a laundry room that evokes fresh, clean, and organized.
Why not add, “Revamp Laundry Room” to your list of New Year’s resolutions?
Our team at LandMark Construction and Renovations is here to help you every step of the way. From creating the most efficient layout, to choosing the materials and installing them, we want to partner with you.
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