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11 Simple Laundry Room Remodeling Ideas for a Major Upgrade

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11 Simple Laundry Room Remodeling Ideas for a Major Upgrade

This article originally appeared on Angi and is syndicated by Cheapism.

Remodeling your laundry room doesn’t have to be a major project. A few simple steps can brighten the space, improve efficiency, and add storage. Things like changing cabinet pulls or hanging cheery curtains can make a big impact on the overall design too. 

We’ve outlined a dozen laundry room remodel ideas that make a noticeable difference in the look of your space.

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Elevate Your Washer and Dryer

If you have a tall space, you can place your front-load washer and dryer on top of drawers or shelves for easier access. This small addition can lift your washer and dryer up, making it easier to load in your clothing and even adding extra storage space. If you’re not comfortable elevating them yourself, this can even be a great task for a local handyperson.

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Tile or Decal Laundry Room Walls

Subway tiles, peel-and-stick tiles, or even decals add style to your laundry room and are easy to install. An assortment of colors and patterns makes it easy to find a look that you love.

While adding peel-and-stick wallpaper may be a good weekend project if you have the proper experience and patience, be sure to consult a local tile installer or wallpaper installation pro near you if you want a more-permanent install with a neat look.

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Add Colorful Bins or Textured Baskets

Keep laundry essentials hidden and organized with a row of bright baskets or wicker bins. Store the baskets or bins on a painted shelf or colorful cubby to really step up your space.

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Add a Table or Multi-Purpose Workstation

If your laundry room is big enough, add a table to give yourself room to sort, fold, and organize. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy generous space, you can even step it up and add a workstation with drawers.

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Upgrade Your Laundry Room Lighting

Illuminate your laundry room with a pendant, chandelier, drum light, or farmhouse semi-flush. Not only will this addition pull the whole room together, but the more light, the better when you’re trying to tackle stains. Pro tip: Install LED lights for maximum energy efficiency and cost savings. 

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Install a Utility Sink

Along with the added convenience of pre-soaking your clothes, a utility sink gives you another spot to water houseplants and clean the kids’ craft tools. Add a sink board, and you can even give yourself another workstation to sort and fold. 

The cost to install a sink usually ranges from around $215 to $627, but it’s always best to speak with a pro to determine your unique cost based on your space and the type of sink design you want.

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Switch Laundry Cabinet Pulls

It’s not just your wardrobe that can benefit from an accessory upgrade. New cabinet pulls for your drawers and cabinets can add high style, and you can upgrade cabinet hardware for a low cost.

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Install an In-Wall Ironing Board

Create an ironing center by installing an in-wall ironing board. If you’re handy, you can install a board between framing studs in the wall, so your ironing board is hidden and handy.

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Bring in Artwork and Music to Your Laundry Room

Artwork should not be limited to your living room and bedroom. Elevate your laundry room with a pretty print or painting and even speakers. Marry the vibe in your laundry room to match the decor in the rest of your home. Why not rock out while you fold your new favorite top?

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Install Curtains to Hide Your Washer and Dryer

If you’re not a fan of how your washer and dryer look, you can fix this by installing a curtain in front of them. This touch allows you to hide your work area away from guests and can even be a smart solution if you don’t have a dedicated laundry room. 

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Build-in a Drying Rack

You can’t pop every clothing item into the dryer, so you’ll need a place to hang your beloved delicate pieces to dry. That’s where drying racks come in handy. You can find plenty of drying racks that will fold up into a cabinet on your wall, adding an elegant and functional touch.