Start To Finish Construction asks, “Is organizing your life and your home on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2018?” Chillier winter days and spending more time inside this time of year enables many of us to reflect on the clutter and chaos that has a way of sneaking into the house. Now is the perfect time to address what is not working and come up with a new plan! While closets and extra storage or revamping your office bookshelves may be at the top of your home renovations list, when is the last time you scrutinized your laundry room? After all…this is often one of the busiest rooms in your home (especially for those with kids, pets or elderly relatives on board). Yet, it is commonly one of the last rooms to become a priority in terms of renovations. Relax Kelowna…Start To Finish Construction has some savvy ideas to help you enjoy your clothes cleaning cave more than you ever imagined possible!
More home renovations in Kelowna are addressing every vital room within the home. Adding a laundry room sink that is stainless steel instead of the giant plastic traditional basin is one way to streamline your look. A folding table or long shelf across the top of your washer and dryer are excellent for offering additional folding and sorting capacity. Many clients opt to add upper and side cabinetry to keep detergent and supplies out of sight. A window in your laundry room can do wonders for adding some brightness and cheeriness into the space. Consider having some seating and a flat screen TV. More energy efficient-minded people are including an indoor clothesline into their design. This effective drying solution can be strung across a portion of the room and anchored into the walls or creatively made with an appropriately long tree branch and some creative installation!
Stacking Appliances Frees Up Space
If you want more space or have a smaller laundry room, look for a stacking pair of washer and dryer appliances. Some people even enjoy splurging on the European all-in-one washer and dryer model instead. Imaging the extra shelving, storage or cabinetry you could install with that extra square footage!
Folding Preferences & Family Dynamics To Consider
Deciphering your family’s needs when it comes to creating the laundry room you enjoy working in that is aesthetically pleasing is a great place to start. Do you need room for separate laundry baskets or hooks for laundry bags for each family member? Do you prefer a bin for whites and a bin for darks? How do you tend to fold your clean clothes? Do you use a counter space in the laundry room and then deliver to the appropriate rooms or have labelled shelves where each member is responsible to pick up their piles themselves? Is standing and folding clothes and bedding your reality or do you prefer dumping everything out onto a couch and sitting with some music or TV on while you complete this endlessly recurring deed?
Mud Room Entry Combinations
Many laundry rooms have a separate entrance similar to a mudroom. Is there space to store shoes, hooks for jackets and hats or seating available? Perhaps you enjoy re-potting plants in the spring or placing transplants in your window space. Maybe you need a storage space for light bulbs, dog food or keep the kitty litter there. Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna has a multitude of ways to help you maximize your space and enjoy every inch of your home.
Craft Room/ Workshop Space?
If you have a larger laundry room or are not washing and drying on a daily basis, you may wish to create a combination space. Designate some shelving for those models you like to build, gardening supplies or intricate craft projects. Add some benches to your countertop and Voila…! You have created an instant art space/creative workshop space, the perfect artistic getaway.
Don’t Underestimate the Power Of Revamping Your Laundry Room!
We tend to be more productive in spaces that we enjoy. Inject more positive vibes in one of the busiest hubs of your home by analyzing what would make this space more enjoyable. Adding a funky lamp for more stylish lighting is practical when you are folding socks! Having a basket to collect all of your mismatched socks is helpful to keep them tidy until you can play match up at a later time. Foldable drying racks can become flush mounted along your laundry room walls or designed with a “pull-down” mechanism to maintain space. Add some interesting artwork or display your children’s favourite works in some creative frame display. The possibilities are endless. Start To Finish Construction can help you with your Kelowna renovations. We specialize in listening to our clients and brainstorming creative solutions that are equally stylish and practical.