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The various tips for doing a laundry room makeover will involve using the available space as efficiently as possible and using modular containers to organize the space. The room itself may also need some physical altering, specifically on the floors, so before doing any sort of laundry room makeover, be sure to measure the space carefully and consider what kind of budget is reasonable for the project. Makeovers of this space do not need to be expensive, but some rooms will need more work than others, so it is best to have an idea of how much the project will cost before getting underway.
Take careful measurements of the space before doing a laundry room makeover. This will help determine what improvements can be made feasibly and affordably. Remember that even small spaces have a fair amount of room in most cases, and much of that valuable space is wasted to clutter. It helps to clean out the laundry room thoroughly and get rid of anything that is no longer necessary or that can be relocated to another space. Deep shelves and cabinets are often a source of clutter and usable space that is going to waste, so be sure to clean these thoroughly. Buy plastic bins that can be stacked and slid easily in and out of the deep shelves to maximize usable space during the laundry room makeover.
One of the more expensive options for a laundry room makeover, but one that can be the most worthwhile, is to cover concrete floors or replace wood floors with ceramic tile. Ceramic is easy to clean and will not be as easily damaged by water or dirt that is likely to be present in a laundry room. It also brightens up the space in most cases and makes it a less dingy place in which to work. Wood can rot, and concrete can be very dirty after prolonged use, but ceramic is resistant to water damage, easy to clean, and attractive.
If the laundry room has no shelves, it may be a good idea to buy or build some to store laundry items such as detergents and even an iron. Hanging organizers such as broom organizers and ironing board holders can help reduce clutter around the washing machines while still allowing for easy access to these items. In tight spaces, a fold-down table may be a good option; this hinged board can be raised up and stowed against a wall when not in use, and dropped down for use quickly and easily.
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