Make Household Chore More Joyful And Exciting

By Yuena / 28 February 2024

laundry roomTurning your boring laundry room into a playhouse for house chores. Photo Source: House Digest

  • Five ways for you to turn your normal laundry room from “meh” to “WOW!”


If there’s one space in our home that tends to be overlooked, it’s the laundry room. Despite being one of the most frequently used spaces in the house, it often lacks any sense of style.


I mean, the laundry room is usually pretty small. And yet, somehow, we manage to cram all of our dirty clothes in there before and after they’ve been washed. Pretty crazy, right?


Now, how about we start to show some love to this small yes essential space of the laundry room?  It’s time to inject some fun and make it a space that we actually enjoy being in. After all, doing laundry doesn’t have to be a chore when we have a stylish and engaging room to do it in.


And here are some ideas to give the small laundry room some big styles!


1/ Built-In Laundry room Cabinet

laundry room Pokok.AsiaTime to call up Bob the Builder! Photo Source: Southern Living

If you have a new apartment or house, chances are it comes with a built-in cabinet in the laundry room. However, if you’re like me with an older, traditional house, you might want to consider adding a built-in cabinet to your laundry space.


Having a built-in cabinet in your laundry room enhances organisation, and simplifies your chores tenfold! Just imagine having a dedicated space to neatly store your detergents, softeners, and other laundry essentials that you frequently use. Moreover, you can conveniently tuck away all those extra sheets in the cabinet too!


In addition to cabinets, why not consider installing a drying rack in your laundry room? This is particularly useful when the number of clothes that need to be hung exceeds the capacity of the hanging rack on the balcony. Plus, you can discreetly dry more private items like underwear.


By incorporating these practical and efficient solutions, your laundry routine will become a breeze! No more searching for misplaced items or struggling with limited drying space. Embrace a more organised, fun, and hassle-free laundry experience!


2/ Colour Play

laundry room Pokok.AsiaA little colour won’t hurt right? Photo Source: Good Housekeeping

Now that you have your very own custom-built cabinet, let’s explore some other ways to spruce up the laundry room and give it a more stylish vibe.


How about we ditch the plain old white walls? It’s a bit dull, don’t you think? A space dedicated to cleaning doesn’t have to be all sterile and colourless. After all, this is your home, not a hospital!


So let’s not shy away from adding a pop of color to the laundry room! You can choose your favourite hue or even consider using some eye-catching wallpaper to liven up the space.


By infusing more vibrant colours into the room, we’ll not only inject some personality but also make the chore of doing laundry much more enjoyable and exciting!


3/ Use Vertical Space To Your Advantage

laundry room Pokok.AsiaWhen your washing machine works harder, you gotta work smarter! Photo Source: Better Homes & Gardens

If your small laundry room and limited space are making it difficult for you to get the chore done, don’t worry! There’s a solution that will help you make the most of your vertical space. 


No room for both a washer and dryer? Consider stacking them on top of each other! This clever solution will save valuable floor space. Alternatively, you can also build a countertop over the two machines. 


This will both create additional surface area for tasks like folding laundry, and also provide a convenient storage space for your detergents.


The vertical space in your laundry room can also be utilised by installing a custom cabinet as we discussed earlier. By maximising every inch of space, you can ensure that no area goes to waste, even in your small room!


4/ How About A Pull-Out Ironing Board?

laundry room Pokok.AsiaEfficiency at its finest! Photo Source: Houzz

Another way to add some flair to your laundry room is by installing an inventive pull-out ironing board. This maximises space utilisation and adds convenience to your house chores.


In today’s modern world, many people prefer having their ironing board integrated into a pull-out shelf or closet. The reason behind this choice is simply because it’s much easier than setting up the ironing board each time you have clothes that need pressing.


Moreover, this clever pull-out ironing board can be neatly hidden away in the shelf, ensuring that it doesn’t detract from the aesthetic appeal of your home. 


Just imagine the convenience of having this handy pull-out ironing board in your laundry room. No more lugging the laundry basket all the way to the bedroom, assembling the board, and then having to disassemble it after. It’s all conveniently contained within one room!


5/ Light It Up!

laundry room Pokok.AsiaDoing house chores while breathing the fresh air! Photo Source: Spiffy Spools

The source of light is essential in every part of the house, including the laundry room, which is why having a window is crucial.


Firstly, have you ever felt stuffy while doing work in a room without a window? It’s quite common to feel tired while doing household chores, so having a window allows for proper air circulation, making breathing easier and the atmosphere more pleasant.


Another reason why a window is necessary is that we need sunlight and airflow to effectively dry our clothes. What’s the point of having a drying rack if there isn’t enough sunlight and air? Sure, we can use a fan, but why waste electricity when the sun can do the job efficiently?


By having a window in your laundry room, you not only improve the overall ambience but also enhance the functional aspects of the space.


Making Full Use Of The Space!


I understand that doing household chores can be exhausting and sometimes monotonous. But why burden ourselves with a mundane laundry room when we can transform it into a space that is both functional and visually appealing? Implementing the following five ideas allows you to fully utilise the space in your home and give it a delightful makeover!
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