Benefits of a Custom Laundry Room


Ahh, laundry: If you have a busy household, it might seem as though you are no sooner finished folding and hanging that last load of clothes, when the hamper is half-full once again! Laundry has a way of taking over if it’s neglected for more than a day or two, doesn’t it? It takes several hours per week to keep it all organized, to get it separated, stain-sticked, washed, dried, ironed, hung, folded and put away.

A custom laundry room is one way to help tame the laundry monster. Usually built by a custom closet company, this type of utility area can allow you to reign master over your piles of clean and dirty laundry. Here are some benefits of having a custom laundry room installed in your home:

  • More Storage Space
    You probably store a lot in your laundry room. You have detergents, bleach, dryer sheets, stain sticks and sprays, the iron, clothespins, hangers… and the list goes on! If you don’t have enough storage room in your laundry area, things can go from relatively neat to overwhelmed by chaos in the time it takes to do a few loads of laundry. A custom laundry room will open up the space you need. Between cabinets, shelves and drawers, you’ll find room you never knew you had. Best of all, your laundry aids will stay dust-free, and the top of your washer and dryer will stay uncluttered.
  • Better Use of Wall Space
    If your laundry room is relatively small, you might not have the room to fold clothes or iron. This means that you have no choice but to take these chores into your bedroom or the living room, where laundry may linger. Eliminate this problem by having a foldaway ironing board installed in the room. Simply fold it down to iron or fold clothes, then put everything away and fold it back up against the wall. If you get interrupted, you can leave your items on the ironing board and close the door behind you. The piles will still be there, but at least they’ll be hidden and not on your sofa when unexpected company rings the doorbell!
  • Increased Home Value
    Any home improvements that you take on have the potential to increase your home’s value. A customized laundry room is no exception! When potential buyers enter a home for sale, one feature that they look for is the amount of storage space. Extra cabinets and an attractive storage system in the laundry room can be quite a boon when it comes to getting an offer quickly. The amount of value that this type of system can bring depends on the real estate market in your area. A real estate agent will be able to give you more information on this.

If you are struggling with laundry, consider a customized laundry system to help you gain control of this never ending task. If nothing else, it will reduce your stress level, which is always a great thing when it comes to housework! Check out some examples from All About Closets!


Author George Chowanec George is the Owner of All About Closets and serves all of New Jersey. All About Closets specializes in custom closets and storage organizer systems.

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