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Home Improvement  /  August 24, 2021

Adding Storage Space To Your Laundry Room

Adding Storage Space To Your Laundry Room

The installation of shelving creates more space and can reduce clutter while increasing storage. Start with where you feel you need the storage most and work with the professionals to maximize your space. Providing home renovations in Kitchener, Handyman Connection can plan and install custom shelving that will improve the function and flow of your laundry room.

Up Above 

During your professional consultation, be sure to communicate to designers your necessary conveniences while doing laundry. If one of the people doing laundry is not very tall, be sure to let them know so that planning for any shelving will be within reach of all users. 

  • Floating 

Floating shelves offer a design element while providing storage and display areas. Floating shelves do not require the commitment that cabinetry does, but they do increase access. The shelves are not attached at multiple points and can be removed bracket by bracket, rather than the entire set of shelves being attached. Floating shelves can offer storage at the exact height and placement in the room where it is needed. 

Floating shelves can also add ambiance to your laundry room. Homeowners can add photos, memorabilia, or message boards to communicate with one another. 

Down Below 

Another way to add storage is to add shelving below waist height. Adding shelving below can increase access for those who are unable to reach or stretch great distances.

  • Pedestals 

If you’re wondering how you can add shelving below if there’s only enough room for a washer and dryer in a small closet laundry room, fret not. The Handyman Connection installs all kinds of storage solutions in Kitchener; this includes washer and dryer pedestals. These pedestals are a form of pull-out shelving that your appliances are attached to with screws. Pedestals have drawers that can store laundry, detergent, and other items. 

  • Islands 

Islands will not be an option for everyone. Islands will require a larger laundry room area. Many homeowners have their laundry room as part of a more extensive area in their basement. To separate this space from the larger room, islands can be added to frame in the laundry “room” and also add temporary and mobile shelving. This is a good storage option for homeowners that may be in the process of finishing a basement or storage area that also houses their washer and dryer hookups. 

Space Saving 

When consulting with designers, make sure that the plan optimizes every bit of the wall space and any unused space available in the laundry room. Leaving dead space remaining while you struggle with convenience is not ideal. The renovation is to increase access and ease. 

  • Corners

Corner shelves are designed with space-saving in mind. They are planned and then installed tucked away in the corner of the room. Detergents, fabrics softeners, or even washer cleaning tabs can be stored on a corner shelf. 

  • Hooks 

Hooks can be attached to floating shelves, the inside of cabinets, the backs of doors, or even the ceiling. Think about what use a hook could provide for you: air drying delicates, hanging stinky gym bags or airing out shoes that have been sprayed for funk. Hooks can be an accessible space saver that packs a big punch. 

  • Pullouts

Like the pedestal drawers, hooks can be beneficial. Using pullouts for trash cans or laundry baskets can keep bug, bulky baskets out of walkways in tight spaces. Pullouts can also store detergents and other laundry materials that may need to be kept away from curious young hands for safety reasons. 

No matter the size of your laundry room, Handyman Connection in Kitchener can provide a variety of storage solutions to increase the convenience of doing a less-than-lovable job.

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