4 Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Make wash day feel like less of a chore by showing your laundry room (or nook) a little love.
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1. Make a Focal Point

No windows? No problem. A mirror or a pair of pretty prints is the next best thing. Art.com and Minted have great options for all budgets.

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2. Stash Smartly

Store stain removers, detergents, and fabric softeners in a caddy, which looks neat and helps contain drips and spills. For air-drying delicates and other hand-wash items, the wall-mountable Pottery Barn Galvanized Laundry Drying Rack ($129) is a stylish solution, especially in tight quarters.

galvanized laundry drying rack

3. Choose Wisely When Renovating

Next time you upgrade, remember front-load washers and dryers offer extra flexibility. If you can’t stack units, try a side-by-side setup with a piece of wood installed on top for a space-saving folding station. Small but mighty, Bosch’s 500 Series Compact Washer and Dryer ($1,199 each) can hold up to 18 towels per load. They’re also Energy Star rated and whisper quiet. And yes, it’s a luxury, but if you can spare the space, a utility sink will simplify your toughest soaking and scrubbing jobs. Our pick: Elkay Quartz Classic Top Mount Laundry Sink with Perfect Drain ($677).

compact washer and dryer bosch

4. Stay Well-Grounded

Since moisture can be an issue, flooring should be water-resistant laminate or tile. Add a cozy washable rug for some color and cushion while standing.