Build A Basement Laundry Room In Your House
A room that is meant for washing, drying and ironing clothes in an apartment or in any other type of house is called a laundry room. On the other hand, basements are typically about one third of the entire home’s available space, 600 to 800 sq. ft. in the average home. And while some basements have been finished to create more living area, the majority of these spaces can be used as a laundry room. If you want to build a basement laundry room, here are several ideas for you. Paint the walls white to lighten up a dark basement and make the room appear larger. Use a bright accent color to paint the trim around doors and windows. Put down a large area rug in the center of the room, but be careful to not cover up any floor drains. Then, a basement workbench makes a great area for folding clothes.
If it is not being used for its intended purpose, move the bench into your basement laundry room and paint it to coordinate with the other colors in the room. Pick up an in-stock countertop from a home-improvement store and set it on top of a couple of freestanding base kitchen cabinets to quickly make an attractive folding area that won’t require you to bend or stoop. Shelving attached with brackets to your wall creates more storage space, but installing brackets into concrete walls can be tricky. Consider buying freestanding shelves and lining them against the walls.