Laundry rooms are low priority rooms in most houses. Tucked away in a corner or hidden behind closet doors, these small but important rooms can be transformed with a few smart additions. One of the most common improvements in Norfolk County is the addition of storage. For laundry rooms with little extra space, hanging kitchen cupboards over the appliances is a good way to add storage without taking up floor space. If your laundry room is larger, you might want to consider wall-to-wall cabinetry with counters for extra work space.

When choosing cabinets, you might want to match the kitchen cupboards or choose something more thematic, such as a country laundry or a super-sleek look. IKEA Canada will deliver to Simcoe and Tillsonburg areas (all of Ontario, actually) for a flat rate. The floor should be hard-wearing and not prone to damage from falling irons or moving the appliances out for cleaning. A wood strip floor is not recommended because it can be easily damaged by water.

Most laundry rooms are painted or wallpapered with a calm, yet energetic, colour. White is a perennial favourite for its clean and graceful appearance. Colours such as light blue, a fresh green, or even tiled walls, all have their own personality. Paint trim and wainscoting with a high-quality brand in a gloss finish.

Don’t forget lighting when updating your laundry room. A single bulb ceiling light will challenge even the keenest homemaker on dark winter days. Too much light is better than not enough. Consider a four-bulb, four-foot fluorescent fixture. They are inexpensive and provide a powerful source of light for ironing. A couple of small lamps on a counter top is an inviting space in which to sew or make small repairs to clothing.

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