Whether you enjoy it or not, laundry is a part of life, so having a nice laundry room only makes sense. Most people don’t think of this room as a place that needs to be updated, but if yours is piled with things you don’t know where else to put, maybe it’s time to give this room a little TLC.


One of the best things you can do to organize the space is to add some space for holding your detergents and all those extras like lightbulbs and flashlights that seem to work their way into this multi-purpose room. If you only have shelves or maybe bare walls, imagine what a cabinet contractor San Rafael CA or your hometown could do for you. Custom cabinets can be made to fit your lifestyle needs and smaller spaces, so you finally have an out-of-sight place for all those extra socks.


If you’re lucky enough to have a utility sink in your laundry room, then consider how useful a nice sink would be. Utility sinks usually handle tougher duty than your kitchen sink, so a deep bowl that can handle very hot water is a must. Your best bet is a porcelain or china sink for their durability and beauty. Another option is a heavy-duty stainless-steel sink. Acrylic sinks are tough, but they are not built to handle high temperatures.


Adding upgraded attractive lighting can make a big difference in a small space. Lighting is usually layered for the different needs of the room, and because the laundry room is a working room, special attention should be paid to the task lighting. No matter the source, the lightbulbs should be daylight white so that stains can be spotted, and socks can be properly matched. Switching from a single light source in the middle of the ceiling to a couple of recessed lights will help eliminate shadows.

Just because the laundry room is nobody’s favorite room in the house doesn’t mean it should be neglected. A few updates can go a long way to making this workhorse room organized, useful, and attractive.