If you’re thinking about renovating your home, and possible adding a bit of storage space in the process, one of the best places to start is with your laundry room. While you might not want to put a considerable amount of time into the space where you keep your washer and dryer, a little organizational work in your laundry room can go a long way.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we design and install custom storage solutions for all areas of your home. Your laundry room is a great space to utilize for improving storage in your home. If you’ve got wasted space in your laundry room, it’s time to think about upgrading your storage options.
Here are a few fun ideas to help you improve, and potentially increase, storage options in your laundry room:
Try Organizing Vertically
Installing cabinets or shelving above your washer and dryer is a cheap and easy way to make more room for storage in your laundry room. Keep your eye out for vertically organized, modular storage systems that contain a variety of shelves, hampers, and racks that can be custom fit to your storage needs.
Creating elevated storage space in your laundry room is essential to keeping potentially dangerous cleaning supplies out of the reach of young children, and it will certainly prove to be practical if your laundry area is in a basement that is at risk of being flooded during certain seasons.
Build Around the Washer/Dryer
If your washer and dryer are both front-loading, rather than top loading, you can create a much more functional space around them by constructing a built-in cabinet. This gives you space to set baskets, fold clothes, store Windex, or utilize for any other purpose you see fit.
When building the cabinet, be sure to install a hinged countertop above the washer and dryer. This will allow for easy access and removal in case any maintenance is needed. You can completely conceal the washer and dryer by installing bi-fold doors, or utilizing a shower curtain rod to hang upholstery from just below the edge of the countertop.
Don’t Be Afraid to Use the Walls
If your laundry room is a bit bigger than most, you might consider installing shelving all the way around the perimeter of the room. By mounting this shelving twelve to eighteen inches below the ceiling, you can create additional storage for items that don’t see quite as much regular use. If you have loose items, such as extra paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags, you can organize them into utility baskets that can easily be stored on your freshly constructed shelves.
Construct a Laundry Chute
If you want to make laundry a little bit more fun in your house, you should consider installing your very own laundry chute! While this will only be feasible if your laundry room is located below a bathroom or a closet, it’s a great way to expedite the process of transporting dirty laundry. If your laundry room happens to be in a basement, it shouldn’t be too difficult to see if you’ll be able to get away with cutting a chute through the floor.
If you’re looking for advice or assistance creating additional storage space in your laundry room, closet, kitchen, or any other area of your home, you should be sure to give the professional team at Perfect Fit Closets a call at 1-587-230-8120 today!