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The Art of the Laundry Room Makeover

 
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Laundry’s dull, but that doesn’t mean your laundry room has to be. Across the country, people have begun adding personality to this long-neglected room in their home. Want to get in on the action? Here are a few fun thought-starters to get your wheels turning.

Paint Your Washer/Dryer - Few things make a bigger difference in a DIY project than a fresh coat of paint – especially when that paint is on your appliances. Pick a nice, cheerful color that will accent the room, or opt for a fun stick-on design like zig-zags or polka dots. You’ll be amazed at how much lighter the room feels from this single step alone.

Hanging Laundry Baskets – What better way to put the fun in functional than by hanging up your drying rack. Depending on the kind you get, it might even be able to swivel in and out to save you space.

Built-in Shelving Unit – Of course, you can always take the last two ideas and step it up a notch. Add on a complete built-in shelving unit and you can include space for extra detergent, sewing kits and maybe even a secret food stash.

Accessorize – Now that you’ve got the big parts figured out, it’s time for the finishing touches. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint, new wallpaper, or perhaps even a backsplash. Throw in an accent rug, and you may have yourself a new favorite room – just don’t tell anybody that.

With the right attitude, even a laundry room can become inspired. This weekend, why not stop by your local home improvement store and pick up a few pieces to get yourself started. Trust us – once you start, you won’t want to stop.

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