Celebrate National Laundry Day With Kitchen & Bath Creations
Have a relaxing day—not a taxing day!
Long before April 15th was designated “tax day,” Emmett Lee Dickinson established the day as National Laundry Day.
In case you didn’t know, Dickinson invented the laundry basket on wheels.
Phew—Laundry made EASY and FUN!
Did you know the average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry each week, and a single load of laundry, from wash to dry, takes an average of one hour and 27 minutes to complete?
Love it or hate it—laundry must get done. So how do you make every laundry day a cause for celebration in your home?
With a little effort, the laundry room can be just as stylish and organized as the rest of the house. From painted cabinetry and detailed tile work to unique hardware and storage baskets, a KBC designer can offer plenty of ideas for transforming your laundry room into a standout space.
You could find a laundry basket on wheels to spin around in during loads. Or you can let us help you create a comfortable laundry space where chores can be happily accomplished.
Tip: If you tend to shy away from trends, a laundry room is a great way to get your feet wet.
Here’s a “nod” to Pantone’s 2020 Color of The Year (Classic Blue).
Because we spend so much time there, the laundry room should be laid out well, a functional space, some place we enjoy. Here are a few ideas we hope will inspire you.
Think Style and Substance
A trio of retro hampers in this laundry room aren’t just charming—the wheels also make them easy to move around the house. Assign one to each family member to help them keep track of their own laundry.
Alternate Cabinetry Types
Alternating between exposed and closed cabinetry keeps the space feeling open and visually interesting.
Choose glossy cabinetry if you’re into a more sleek and stylish look.
Add a Shelf
If you can’t install your laundry machines under built-in countertops or behind a closed door, just add an extended shelf on top of them.
Paint It a Fun Color
Even a teensy, tiny laundry room can feel like a jewel box with the right paint. Try painting all the surfaces but the counters one color. The room will feel much bigger than it is.
Before falling in love with a specific layout, think about how you’ll use the space. Does your laundry room need to serve more than one purpose? Making it a multi-tasking space will help it feel less isolating.
Consider stacking your washer and dryer vertically. This could clear up some space for say the kids’ art studio, or a the much-needed Zoom conference room.
Make It Pet-Friendly
If you’re totally renovating your space and your house has more canines than humans, make it pet-friendly with built-in feeding bowls that can be easily tucked away when not in use. Adding a dog wash is a wonderful idea that will make life so much easier.
We would love to design custom cabinetry for you with loads of hidden storage. If that’s not an option, however, get creative. Add wall hooks for hanging knick-knacks like shoe bags or items that need to be sent to the dry cleaner. Baskets help create a wealth of storage options. We love nooks for coats, shoes, and firewood.
Don’t Forget Lighting
Windows are the obvious source for natural light but not always available in your existing laundry space. Layered lighting (ambient, accent, and task) is the simplest way to give the room an open-air feeling and can transform a poorly lit utility room into one that’s mentally healthy and easy to work in. As an added bonus, you can more easily spot stubborn stains or discolorations you may have previously missed.
Finish With Style
Your laundry doors shouldn’t be an afterthought. Make a statement with barn doors. Painting them a lively color will make them very visible and special. They read as art. Guests will be too impressed by your bold doors to worry about what’s behind them.
Make Every Laundry Day a FUN Day!
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