Updating Your Laundry & Utility Room

Home remodeling is inevitable for every homeowner. However, it’s sometimes difficult to focus on a complete remodel for budgetary or time reasons. When it comes to rooms that are easy to improve on a limited budget, the utility room is a great place to start. This is a space you use on a daily basis, and when it’s attractive and better organized, it’s easier to spend time in. You do not have to wait to do a complete makeover of your utility room. Slight touches here and there will still go a long way in updating what you already have.

Use a New Lighting Mode

Most people purchase different lights for a home renovation. However, they do not give much thought to their laundry room. In fact, this space is often illuminated by a single bulb in the ceiling. Changing up the lighting is an inexpensive and effortless way to change how you feel when you walk into the space. If possible, consider adding a window for natural light. Layering light also helps the room to feel less closed off and musky. This can be accomplished by using two or three recessed fixtures. A handful of under-cabinet lights is also a cost effective and useful addition, as this makes it easier to keep your cleaning supplies organized and easily accessible.

Switch the laundry Cabinet Pulls

Switching cabinet pulls may seem like a trivial idea when it comes to home renovation tactics. However, it is a way to change the look of the room and will cost you less money and save you time. If your laundry room has cabinet pulls, replace them with stylish and trendy pulls. Since the room is small, you can incorporate funky colors for a bold look or simplistic metals for a streamlined, clean appearance.

Purchase a New Sink

If your laundry room has an ordinary sink, consider changing it for a more modernized one. You do not have to go for a top-notch sink, but make sure to choose an easy to clean material like acrylic or cast iron. Next, add a stylish faucet to give your laundry room a new look. It will enhance the beauty of the room without occupying much space.

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Supplement Your Original Cabinets

A home renovation often requires the addition of more storage space. To minimize all the chaos and clutter in the laundry room, install deeper cabinets, cabinets that extend to the ceiling or features like a Lazy Susan inside your cabinets. This will make for more stylish storage, helping to keep your organized.

Install Stylish Storage Units

Cabinets aren’t the only form of storage that are useful in a laundry room. Shelving or drawers can help you to stay organized in the room too. If your room is large enough, install walk-in storage behind your door to give your laundry room more space.

Upgrade Your Laundry Room with an Extra Washing Machine

If your laundry room has ample space, you can add an extra washing machine. This will not only ease up the workload that comes with having only one washing machine, but it will upgrade your laundry room as well. Choose the right color and design to give the room a unique look.

Change the Accessories

If your laundry room has windows, consider upgrading the window treatments as part of your renovation. New curtains, shades or blinds allow you to control the amount of light coming into the room and provide color and texture in the space as well. Consider placing a curtain with bright colors or beautiful design to enhance the look.

In Closing

You do not have to spend a lot to renovate your laundry room. All it takes is a little creativity. Many of the upgrades are easy, affordable and a great solution if your space feels unorganized or unpleasant to spend time in. However, if your home renovation plans are more extensive, Alair Homes Decatur is here to help. Contact us to discuss your ideas during a complimentary, no obligation consultation.