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6 Steps To Help You Love Your Laundry Room

No one really loves doing laundry — but it certainly helps when you love your laundry room. Creating a space that’s organized and efficient can make sorting, setting, and folding much easier and even enjoyable. The good news is that you don’t have to make a major investment to refresh this space. So what can you do?

Our experts at Madsen have got you covered. Check out 6 of the best ways to update your laundry room and make it a nice little retreat from your otherwise hectic day!


1) Add Some Floating Counterspace

Installing a small surface over your washer and dryer can offer a much-needed extra hand. You can fold, store, and more, making the most of the space you have. If you’re searching for places to store or place things without taking up floor space, this is a simple and easy solution that can make all the difference. Our design team here at Madsen can help you figure out the perfect way to fit this addition into your laundry room.


2) Add Cabinetry & Organizers

Storage can easily become an issue for any laundry room — especially when you’re dealing with a smaller space. Having additional cabinets to store linens and unsightly cleaning supplies are super helpful to keep these items from cluttering up your work area. A hanging organizer can give you a place to put items that you need within reach without taking up counter space, and consider taking your storage off the walls with a rolling cart or lower shelving, giving your laundry baskets a place to rest that’s easily accessible and visually appealing!


3) Make Your Laundry Room Multi-Purpose

Bringing new life to your laundry room can give it more purpose. If your laundry room has the flooring to handle a little dirt and grim, think of doubling up the space as a mudroom as well. With a few additional features like a cubby area, small bench, or sink, this room can easily be prepared to handle all those muddy soccer pracitces and play dates.


4) Create a Mounted Drying Rack

One of the best space-savers for laundry rooms is the mounted drying rack. The great thing about these is that they’re easy to get creative with! Creative ideas like ladders with hooks that hang from your ceiling or racks that pull out and store away in cabinets are popping up in a lot of laundry rooms right now. But there are so many options out there that can add visual value while increasing the functionality of your laundry room — it’s almost a shame not to have one of these!


5) Paint Cabinets & Walls

A refreshing coat of paint can totally transform the feel of any room. Swap that dull and dated hue for a fresh and invigorating color on both walls and cabinetry. Or try a little handpainted detail to really make this space your own. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have something pretty to look at while folding laundry!

Even if you’re not looking for a new look, consider a fresh coat to bring life back into your space as a simple way to upgrade while staying in your budget with this quick and easy fix.


6) Other Inexpensive Upgrades

The details matter, especially in a small space where anything could catch your eye — or get in your way. Replacing the hardware on cabinets, doors, or drawers is a great start. Finding a unique light fixture can make your entire space look like new. And getting paintable outlet covers and matching them to your walls can take your laundry room from looking ordinary to outstanding. Small, inexpensive upgrades can go a long way in making you love your laundry room.


Madsen Can Help!

If you’re loving some of these ideas but aren’t sure where to start, contact our design team here at Madsen! We’re here to help you design the laundry room of your dreams — one you’ll fall in love with every time the dryer dings. Get more functionality out of an elevated, inspirational space with the company that works with a focus on honesty, quality, & service. We look forward to hearing from you soon!