Bright colours and playful accents such as the spool “hooks” and hook rug bench give this mudroom its sunny disposition. But good looks aren’t enough. A mudroom also has to be easy to clean and resistant to the muck and rain that comes with spring’s weather. Opt for floors in natural stone (slate and limestone are gorgeous) or honed ceramics. Avoid flat paint which is difficult to clean. And have plenty of storage to keep clutter out of sight.
Get the DIY cure for organizing your laundry room and keeping it tidy from guest blogger Amanda Burdge of AB Home Interiors Blog.
Laundry Room Organized
Let’s face it, we have to do laundry. As much as all of us can attest to hating one of the most basic and utilitarian household chores, it’s a necessary evil. Most clients that I work with never touch this space, furnishing it as if it were lucifers closet. The laundry room truly gets the least amount of love and dollars. The good news is, when this space is fun and efficient it makes doing the wash less of a chore and more of an enjoyable space.
Arrange your Products Accordingly
We all know the term, ‘birds of a feather, flock together’. Keep this in mind when organizing your cleaning supplies. Having detergent or odor remover in one place and softener in another doesn’t make sense. Button up your efficiency and keep like-minded products together. Make your laundry room work for you.
Every laundry room needs a place to fold. Always create an area to fold your laundry with ease, and make sure the counter surface is at least 36′ high. If you don’t have space for a folding table, keep an ironing board in a handy place. It can double as a surface and be neatly put away when not in use.
Whether you choose to have a garment rack or an area devoted for hanging several pieces, always include a portion of space for drying outside of the dryer.
If you are lucky enough to have ample space, a seating area in a laundry room can be quite utilitarian. It is a great place to plop down to sew on buttons that need repair, fold in comfort, or a place to relax and read a book while the dryer finishes. It creates a more inviting environment, and makes the space more homey and less chore oriented.
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