Whether you've got a corner of the basement devoted to the washer and dryer, or the mud room has become a de facto laundry site, or you're just getting started on designing a brand new area for cleaning and drying your clothes, consider these laundry room design tips to craft the perfect space - making what could be a tedious chore much easier.
1. Have something to place folded clothing on. It can be an island counter or the top of the washer - having a place to put dry clothes as you fold them means that you can get pants creased right out of the dryer and keep shirts from wrinkling.
2. Consider installing cabinetry. Laundry rooms get heavy traffic, so keeping everything you need - from canvas hamper bags to detergent and dryer sheets - on hand will make your household life easier. Custom cabinets can also help store other cleaning supplies, like vacuums, brooms, dustpans and dishwashing necessities.
3. Get drying racks or clothing rods. To avoid unwanted shrinkage or conserve electricity, use drying racks or hangers and clothing rods to dry your clothes inside. For quicker results you could also string laundry up on a clothesline outside.