11 Ideas For Laundry Room Storage Cabinets
Your laundry room is probably one of the most used and busy rooms of your house, yet when it comes to decor and organization, it’s probably not high on your list of priorities.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Your laundry room can be just as snazzy and well-organized as any other living space. After all, you probably spend a good deal of time there, and why not make it a pleasant experience? One of the ways to do that is to make the best use of space, in terms of storage, including storing items in storage cabinets.
Take a look at some of these inventive ideas when it comes to having a place for everything in your laundry room:
- Use wall space
Storage cabinets don’t just have to sit on the floor, use every inch of space you have on the walls of your laundry room, too. If you have cabinets on the wall and still have space, a folding rack could be relatively easily affixed to the wall, and is the perfect place to dry those items you don’t want to throw in the dryer.
- Tight spaces are useable spaces
Even those small spaces, like the one between your washer and dryer, can be utilized. A slim storage cabinet can be fitted there and can house items that need to be readily accessible, like laundry detergent, dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener.
- Free up floor space
An ironing board takes up a lot of floor space and usually never gets put away, but sits permanently in your laundry room. An in-wall storage cabinet for a fold-up board will give your laundry area more premium floor space. The cabinet can double for holding other items like spray starch, a water bottle, etc.
- Hide the dirty clothes
Lights, darks and whites don’t have to be piled on the floor. Sorting bins can be stylishly hidden in special storage cabinets. Not only will it give your laundry room an organized look, but it also makes doing laundry less of a chore.
- Tight space solution
A compact laundry area can be just as efficient as a large space. If you have a stacked washer and dryer, a shelf between them will let you fold clothes right when they come out of the dryer. It slides back out of sight when you’re done. Small items like dryer sheet boxes and clothespins can be stored on the shelf when not in use. Just because you have a small laundry space, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice storage.
- Adjustable storage
Having a storage cabinet with adjustable shelves in your laundry area will mean little wasted space. You could use the two centre shelves for folded clothes, while the top shelf could hold small items like bags. The lower shelf could hold clothes that need to be washed. It’s all up to you how you want to organize the shelves.
- Colour accents
You can use your storage cabinets as an anchor to pull together a colour or style scheme for the rest of the room. If your cabinets are white, perhaps open shelves underneath can be a contrasting colour that dictates the colour of accessories. It’s your vision. Play with your creativity. Just because it’s a laundry room doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
- An array of colour
Who says all the storage cabinets in your laundry room have to be one colour? Different hues will brighten up small areas. And why not try glass doors on your cabinets? They’re pretty as well as letting you see what’s where.
- Mudroom cabinets
If your home doesn’t have a separate laundry area, you could have storage cabinets installed in a mudroom area where you may have space for a washer and dryer. Cabinets that go right to the ceiling can be used for storing items that aren’t used that often.
- Bi-fold doors
Sliding or bi-fold doors could be a possibility if you’re looking to conserve space. Hiding a small laundry area behind these doors eliminates the need for extra open door areas.
- Look up
Special touches in a laundry room like wainscoting make the eye look up, making storage cabinets look long and hefty. Crown moulding would do the same. If your budget doesn’t allow a built-in countertop, a panel on your side-by-side washer and dryer would be ideal for folding or open storage.
When your laundry room has loads of storage and is also a space you actually enjoy being in because of its appearance, you will want to keep it tidy and organized. Use colours that make you happy. The trick is to create a laundry room that works for you and your family members and is a part of your home – not an area you’ve treated as an aside.