Laundry Rooms Come Out of Hiding

Posted by Ben Thompson on 07.25.20

Once upon a time, laundry areas could only be found hidden in the basement or tucked inside a hall closet. That’s all changed in today’s homes. Dedicated laundry rooms have become an expectation in new home construction and in existing homes, homeowners are remodeling to create larger and more convenient areas for laundry. Positioning the room close to bedrooms has become a very popular request and finishes are oftentimes just as nice as those used in the kitchen or master bathrooms.


We encourage homeowners to make their laundry rooms beautiful and help them to select materials that stand up to frequent use, yet still provide their preferred aesthetics. There are several things you can do to make your laundry room a gorgeous space that you will enjoy using; here are just a few suggestions:


  1. Select a fun or decorative backsplash. Yes, a backsplash in the laundry room! It will protect the walls and make them easy to clean. Select a pattern or color that you like and create a focal point in the room.
  2. Install a gorgeous countertop. If you had your eye on something splashy for your kitchen counters but later decided it was too bold or too expensive for the entire kitchen, here’s your chance to use it.
  3. Add a decorative light fixture. Another way to add a focal point of design is with a ceiling mounted light fixture. Don’t shy away from something you love just because it’s the laundry room.
  4. Paint the walls your favorite color. Again, your laundry room is a great place to include bolder selections to make it a space you actually look forward to using.

For additional advice on laundry room design, check out our blog: Tips for remodeling your laundry room.

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