By Enza Drago

A common location for the laundry room use to be in the basement. I am now noticing a different trend when speaking to my clients. Many prefer to have the laundry room next to their master bedroom, close to the children’s bedroom, and near the common bathroom. What I discovered is that many of my clients prefer to have the laundry room next to these areas in their home because it is a more convenient location and prevents clutter. It is important to my clients that their guest do not see the laundry room when they visit.

To design an efficient laundry room, you must think about the tasks involved; in a laundry room, you sort clothes, washing, drying, and folding clothes. Therefore, you must arrange the work surfaces and appliances to help felicitate the flow. One example is to consider adding a laundry sink for hand-washing delicates within steps from the washer and dryer. Next step would be installing a rod over the sink to hang clothes that you cannot put in the dryer. Also, it is useful to put shelves above the washer and dryer to keep laundry products within easy reach.

When designing your very own laundry room, you should always consider making a space for folding. This can be simply done by installing a countertop right by or above the washer and dryer. This will minimize steps and will make your job much easier. Having a built-in ironing board saves space and time. A wall-mounted ironing board comes equipped with a spotlight to illuminate your work surface and an electrical outlet for the iron.


As a designer and owner of Bedford Interior Design, I have helped so many of my clients design their laundry room. It is also important to have fun when designing you should consider color schemes and you can also consider adding art as well. I communicate to all my clients that when designing any room that you must consider your lifestyle and your daily routine

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