Ready to tumble – Grand Rapids Magazine

Closed cabinets are a great place to store unsightly items like large bottles of laundry detergent, softeners, detergents, and bulk materials. Courtesy Fuchsia Design

T.The washroom is arguably one of the hardest working rooms in a home, but it’s often the most neglected when it comes to design. This room often not only houses a washing machine and dryer, but is also the storage room for cleaning products and bulk goods. How do you maximize storage space while balancing form and function? These tips will help you create a nice room where laundry feels less of a nuisance while keeping life a little less messy.

1 The open storage is well suited for easily accessible baskets and cubes to stow obstacles. Bonus tip: Just because they’re hardworking doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. Throw away the white plastic baskets and swap them for nice woven baskets that better suit your aesthetic.

2 Imagine folding clothes in your lovely washroom instead of letting them sit in a laundry basket in your bedroom until you find the motivation to take on the task. We’ve all been through this. If you have front loading machines, a folding counter can conveniently be placed above your washer and dryer, or it can be as easy to add an adjacent console or counter next to your units.

3 A hanging rod and / or clothes horse are a must for delicates in the air, and you don’t need a lot of space to add one! If you don’t have space for a specific room like the laundry room above, a wall-to-wall tie rod above the washer and dryer is the perfect solution.

4th There’s no reason your laundry room can’t be efficient and beautiful. Enclosed spaces in your home are the right place to take design risks and incorporate fun patterns or colors to make you unique. Consider adding a bold floor tile, wallpaper, brightly colored cabinet color, or even a fun light fixture to make your washroom an inspiring place to get your chores done.

5 Closed cabinets are a great place to store unsightly items like large bottles of laundry detergent, softeners, detergents, and bulk materials. If nothing else, hide some chocolate in the closet. You will thank me later.

6th Incorporating a deep sink into your space allows you to hand wash delicates, stain and prewash clothes, and soak stained items. A pull-out spray on your faucet provides a second layer of cleaning convenience. Use a stain resistant sink like stainless steel or Silgranit that isn’t affected by the blue dyes often found in laundry detergents.

This story can be found in the March 2021 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine. Subscribe here to have more stories like this sent to your mailbox every month.

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