From drying station hacks to eye-pleasing decor, here’s how to outfit your get-clean space
Thomas J. Story
When designing a laundry room into your home plans, locate it where you'll use it most. That might be by the entryway mudroom, adjacent to the kitchen, or upstairs near the bedrooms.
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Do laundry where the dirt is. Design a washer/dryer unit into your mudroom so the kiddos can stash their sporting equipment and toss their jerseys in the wash in the same space—while keeping the mud in the mudroom.
The best way to make clothes last and avoid shrinkage is to hang dry whenever possible. This also helps cut your home's electricity use, so it's a high-five for the planet, too.
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There's no reason your laundry room has to look like a cramped closet. If you're designing a laundry space, design for both utility and comfort: consider cabinets, a sink, and a window view.
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Have lots of delicates that can't go in the dryer? Consider a closet system with a hanging bar and drying racks to help your "air dry only" garments retain their shape.
Just because it's the destination for dirty laundry doesn't mean it's a room without design opportunity. Consider patterned tile flooring, wallpaper, window dressings, the works. Choose a neutral palette to pair a serene look with the hum of the dryer.