Unorganized Laundry Area? Custom Cabinets Are an Efficient and Attractive Solutionby Lutes Custom Cabinetry on 2019-09-14 13:25:48
Laundry is a chore that never seems to end—by the time you get one load washed, folded, and put away, it seems like it's almost time to do another. And if you don't have an organized laundry area, you probably spend more time than you'd like trying to keep up with it. An improved laundry room with custom-built cabinets and built-in solutions will help keep your laundry room more organized, attractive, and efficient.
Don't have a laundry room? Fortunately, it's not necessary to have an official laundry room to improve your laundry space. With custom-built cabinets around your washer and dryer—along with potential amenities if space allows—you can have a highly efficient laundry area even without a laundry room! Here are some reasons to consider custom-built solutions for your laundry room or area.
Custom cabinets give you a place to organize laundry supplies.
If you currently have a laundry room, you may have existing cabinets or shelving in the room. But if your cabinets are outdated or don't suit your needs, an upgrade to custom cabinets could help you take better advantage of the space you have available. That way, you can quickly and easily store and locate all the laundry supplies you need.
Even if you don't have an official laundry room, you may still be able to add custom cabinets and built-ins around your washer and dryer, creating a space that functions much like an efficient laundry room. If space allows, adding custom upper cabinets above a washer and dryer or lower cabinets topped with counter space beside the units is a great way to make better use of the space around your washer and dryer. You'll be able to keep items such as laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, dryer sheets, stain removers, lint rollers, and possibly even soiled clothes out of site. A countertop can even be built right on top of your appliances (as long as they're not stacked) to give you a flat, even surface for folding clothes.
Built-in amenities improve efficiency.
Adding built-in solutions to an existing laundry room can be challenging and isn't always possible, but when you add custom laundry cabinets, it's easy to incorporate built-ins that make the most sense for your family. Laundry room cabinets may include amenities such as:
- Pull-out clothes hampers or laundry sorting bins
- Clothes rods to store hangers or for air drying clothes
- Hideaway ironing board and iron storage
- Pull-out clothes drying racks
- Built-in clothes basket storage
- Hideaway wastebasket storage
Utility sinks add convenience, keeping your other sinks free.
Have you ever found yourself soaking a stained garment in the kitchen or bathroom sink, only to have a family member instantly claim that they need to use that particular sink? Neither location is a convenient option for soaking clothes or for rinsing or scrubbing soiled clothes. That's why utility sinks are so handy. If you're adding custom laundry cabinets and have the space for a utility sink, it's definitely an amenity worth considering if it's feasible to hook up plumbing to that section of your home. And adding a sink likely means you'll have some counter space next to the sink that you can use for workspace such as folding clothes—an added bonus!
Open shelves enable to you to keep a few items easily within reach.
You don't have to choose between custom cabinets and open shelves when it comes to laundry room storage solutions. Open shelving can be incorporated into the cabinet design so that you can keep a few essentials conveniently within reach while you're doing laundry. Shelves can also be built to include space for cubbies where you can place baskets or containers to neatly store loose items, giving your laundry area an organized, uniform look.
Are you ready to improve your laundry room or laundry area? We can help turn your dream into a reality, and our turnkey servers will make the process easy for you if you do need electrical or plumbing work done! Give us a call to get started.