Add Space-Saving Shelves and Cabinets to Your Laundry Room
One of the best ways to add value and organization to your laundry room is by installing cabinets and shelves. They add extra storage space to your home and corral the clutter that makes its way to the laundry room area.
If you’re ready to save some space by adding shelves and cabinets to your laundry room, but aren’t sure where to start, follow these three easy steps:
Step One: Plan
In the home improvement industry, planning makes perfect. Although adding shelves or cabinets to your laundry room is a relatively quick project, it still pays to be prepared.
Take some time to figure out what kind of cabinets or shelves you want. Think about the color or type of wood you prefer for your shelving units or cabinets. Sketch a design you have in mind, or consult with the company doing your installation. Play around with some ideas. Consider what you want to store to determine the height and function of the shelves.
Step Two: Get Creative
Small spaces call for creative solutions. Getting the most out of your laundry room may require a little out of the box thinking. Some great space-saving laundry room ideas include:
– Recessed shelves: To really save on space, build a shelving unit into the wall instead of outside. It adds character to your home without taking up precious floor space.
– Shelving units: Build a unit of shelves and cabinets around the washer and dryer to utilize as much wall space as possible. The more shelves you have, the more opportunities for storage.
– Stacking your washer and dryer: If your laundry room resides in a closet, make the most of the space by stacking the washer and dryer. Use the area next to the units to add shelves and cabinets for organization and storage.
– Hanging rod: Attach a hanging rod to the underside of the shelves or cabinets you install above the washer or dryer. You can use that area to hang freshly laundered clothes and avoid wrinkles.
Fortunately, adding shelves or cabinets isn’t too intensive and can be done within a weekend. You can install simple shelving yourself, or reach out to professionals like us. Either way, your new cabinets and shelves will be a major space saver for your laundry room.