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Laundry Room Table

TATUM BROWN CUSTOM HOMES 8. Plan for a laundry chute. If your laundry room is on your ground floor or in the basement, you’ve likely cursed a few times while lugging a full laundry basket — or three — down the stairs. Instead, let gravity do the work. A laundry chute doesn’t require much room, so if you’re building a new house or planning a renovation, it’s a design element worth considering.You’ll also want to consider where the clothes will fall to. Tatum Brown Custom Homes notes this laundry chute is located on the second floor and is directly above a cabinet in the laundry room, so instead of making a messy pile in the laundry room, dirty clothes and linens end up in a contained space next to the washer-dryer.See how to add a laundry chute

Laundry Room Table

8. Plan for a laundry chute. If your laundry room is on your ground floor or in the basement, you’ve likely cursed a few times while lugging a full laundry basket — or three — down the stairs. Instead, let gravity do the work. A laundry chute doesn’t require much room, so if you’re building a new house or planning a renovation, it’s a design element worth considering.You’ll also want to consider where the clothes will fall to. Tatum Brown Custom Homes notes this laundry chute is located on the second floor and is directly above a cabinet in the laundry room, so instead of making a messy pile in the laundry room, dirty clothes and linens end up in a contained space next to the washer-dryer.See how to add a laundry chute

Laundry Room Table

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1 of 12 A Streamlined Laundry Room Laundry rooms are notorious for being cramped. If you need new inspiration for making over your laundry room, these laundry room ideas will help you save precious space and time. In Kevin Sharkey’s laundry room, he wanted everything necessary to clean and care for his clothing in one place. He put together kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf. A catchall holds loose change, popped buttons, or whatever else is in his pockets. He decants powder detergent; a glass container makes it easier to see when you’re running low than a cardboard box does. Shop the Martha Stewart Living™ storage solutions

Laundry Room Table

Laundry rooms are notorious for being cramped. If you need new inspiration for making over your laundry room, these laundry room ideas will help you save precious space and time. In Kevin Sharkey’s laundry room, he wanted everything necessary to clean and care for his clothing in one place. He put together kits for minor sewing repairs, stain removal, shoe care, and clothing storage, and set them within easy reach on the lowest shelf. A catchall holds loose change, popped buttons, or whatever else is in his pockets. He decants powder detergent; a glass container makes it easier to see when you’re running low than a cardboard box does. Shop the Martha Stewart Living™ storage solutions

Laundry Room Table

While kitchens command prime real estate and design attention in a home, the laundry room, if you’re lucky to have one, is often carved out of awkward, leftover room. Most laundry rooms seem like large closets just for a washer and dryer and rarely take into account a workspace, storage, sinks for prerinsing or ergonomics. Don’t despair. Here are 10 ways to make your laundry room work better for you.

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RW Anderson Homes 10. Get a step stool. It might sound surprisingly basic, but a one- or two-step stool is invaluable in the laundry room. Because it’s so lightweight and easy to grab, you’re more likely to actually use it versus getting out a heavier, more cumbersome three-step ladder — or worse, attempting to reach something too high without the help of anything. Just make sure the stool you select has a nonslip surface; spilled bleach and liquid detergents can make it mighty slippery.More:Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry RoomGet ideas from thousands of laundry room designs

Laundry Room Table

10. Get a step stool. It might sound surprisingly basic, but a one- or two-step stool is invaluable in the laundry room. Because it’s so lightweight and easy to grab, you’re more likely to actually use it versus getting out a heavier, more cumbersome three-step ladder — or worse, attempting to reach something too high without the help of anything. Just make sure the stool you select has a nonslip surface; spilled bleach and liquid detergents can make it mighty slippery.More:Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry RoomGet ideas from thousands of laundry room designs

Laundry Room Table

Morrow and Morrow Corporation 2. Get a lower folding table. Most standard countertops are 36 inches high and are comfortable for the average person. Folding laundry, though, requires different body movement than, say, chopping an onion. When we fold large pieces, such as sheets and pants, our body twists, bends and leans over and forward as needed to get the job done. A folding table that’s a bit lower than standard height lets you lean into the job and is better for your back and shoulders. Keeping in mind your own height, shoot for a table in the range of 30 to 34 inches high or whatever is comfortable for you.See more key measurements for laundry rooms

2. Get a lower folding table. Most standard countertops are 36 inches high and are comfortable for the average person. Folding laundry, though, requires different body movement than, say, chopping an onion. When we fold large pieces, such as sheets and pants, our body twists, bends and leans over and forward as needed to get the job done. A folding table that’s a bit lower than standard height lets you lean into the job and is better for your back and shoulders. Keeping in mind your own height, shoot for a table in the range of 30 to 34 inches high or whatever is comfortable for you.See more key measurements for laundry rooms

8 of 12 Tight-Space Laundry In the compact laundry workstation and storage area of a small bathroom, the stacked European-style washer-dryer set economizes space. A shelf between units pulls out for folding items fresh from the dryer, then slides out of sight. A matchstick shade lowers all the way to the floor, gracefully hiding the utility area when guests are expected. Video: How to Maximize Space in Your Laundry Room

3north 5. Install a deep, elevated sink. A deep sink comes in handy in the laundry room. Most standard sinks range between 8 and 10 inches in depth. The 12¾-inch bowl depth in this laundry room allows for scrubbing and spraying to minimize splashing water outside of it. (These sinks can also do double duty as pet bathing stations.) The problem with a deep sink installed in a standard 36-inch countertop relates to ergonomics. It causes you to stoop over to reach the sink bottom. For example, if you take the 12¾-inch depth of this sink and subtract it from the average 36-inch countertop height, that’s only 23¼ inches high. Measure up from the floor and see where that dimension hits your body — probably somewhere on your thigh! If you’re going to install a deep sink, make sure it’s elevated. The one shown here was designed with a height of 42 inches, making its interior bottom surface 29¼ inches, about the comfortable height of a dining table.

5. Install a deep, elevated sink. A deep sink comes in handy in the laundry room. Most standard sinks range between 8 and 10 inches in depth. The 12¾-inch bowl depth in this laundry room allows for scrubbing and spraying to minimize splashing water outside of it. (These sinks can also do double duty as pet bathing stations.) The problem with a deep sink installed in a standard 36-inch countertop relates to ergonomics. It causes you to stoop over to reach the sink bottom. For example, if you take the 12¾-inch depth of this sink and subtract it from the average 36-inch countertop height, that’s only 23¼ inches high. Measure up from the floor and see where that dimension hits your body — probably somewhere on your thigh! If you’re going to install a deep sink, make sure it’s elevated. The one shown here was designed with a height of 42 inches, making its interior bottom surface 29¼ inches, about the comfortable height of a dining table.

Increase efficiency in your laundry room with these simple storage and organization projects. Learn how to install a folding table, add a soap dispenser, find space for a hanging rack, install an all-purpose wall cabinet, and create storage space on a laundry tub.

3 of 12 Laundry-Room Drying Bar Cotton button-down shirts, which have a tendency to shrink, are best removed from the dryer while slightly damp, then air-dried. Unlike a drying rack, which holds a few shirts at most, a bath-towel holder mounted on the underside of a laundry-room shelf makes a good spot for a row of shirts on hangers. The bar can also be helpful when you’re ironing; hang pressed shirts as you work. Photography: Steven McDonald

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