I'm Gillian, a Scotland based home & lifestyle blogger. Follow along as I navigate this new journey sharing my life from home.
Laundry rooms can be clean, design- worthy, and organized spaces.
I used to have a complete mess of a laundry room. So embarrassing that I wouldn't dare take you in it. When we first moved to our home, our laundry room and mudroom were combined into the tiniest little space off the garage. It was a disaster. One of the areas, that I ended up hating and wanting to change in our home. When we finished our basement, I decided to carve out an area for a laundry room. Though my preference wouldn't be to have our laundry room in the basement, it was a better option than keeping the space as it was. This allowed us to create a designated mudroom space off the garage and a laundry room of its own. It's definitely not a large space, more like a closet, but I do love that I can complete my laundry without stepping over shoes and muddy sports gear!
Today is our next installment in our Room by Room series. I hope you've enjoyed getting a look around our home and taken away some tips and inspiration for your own space! When it comes to our laundry room space, there are a few space savers I added to make our small space laundry area more functional and organized.
Organizing a Functional Small Space Laundry Area
Sliding Barn Door- To save space and not impede on the adjoining living space, we installed a sliding barn door for our laundry area. When we aren't working on laundry, we can slide the door closed and it is a pretty addition to the room.
A folding laundry table- I wanted somewhere to fold laundry in this small area, so we had a small folding table built which is easily tucked out of the way when we don't need it. I put a stool there and I can sit and fold laundry while watching TV in the other room. It's the little things, right?
Cabinets- A row of cabinets above the washer and dryer store all the laundry supplies in one spot out of sight. If you opt for open storage, I recommend putting your supplies in pretty containers and bins.
Add the little things- don't forget about the little things, like a trash can, hamper to sort laundry in, and a basket to throw loose change etc. in. You want your space to be equipped with everything you need to complete your job.
Add the pretty- laundry rooms should still be styled and pretty spaces that you enjoy being in. I added a wall of family photos by taping them up with washi tape. I can change it out as I want and I love looking at our fun gallery when sorting and folding laundry.
Here are the other week's of our Room by Room series if you need to catch up.