Anything you can do to make your life simpler, especially if you’re a working mother or father, it’s imperative. Are you making the best use of your time and space? Now that schools back in session and the weather is changing, you’ll be spending more time indoors and need to add functionally to a couple of the least considered, but important “rooms” in your home.

Generally speaking, pantries are located in the kitchen area, but laundry rooms can be located anywhere…

Laundry Rooms

Exciting Laundry Rooms and Pantry Makeover Ideas 1

  • Move your laundry room to a more convenient space such as off the kitchen, mud room, or better still on the second floor and/or near the bedroom areas so that you aren’t lugging laundry throughout the house.
  • If your laundry room has to be in the basement or garage, make it a more attractive and safer space.
  • Consider adding a secondary laundry room, it’s all the rage. You can utilize stackable washers and dryers in an en-suite bathroom or convert part of a walk-in closet. Your kids will be able to chip in put away their own clothes.
  • Install fully functional storage, drawers, and shelving of various sizes and shapes.
  • Use semi-gloss or high gloss paint that is easy to keep clean and doesn’t encourage mold is best.
  • Sorting laundry baskets or cart helps in keeping color fabrics from bleeding on your whites or lingerie.
  • A murphy style table to pull down providing double duty for folding laundry and/or ironing. It provides you with a better space-saving option than a regular table or ironing board.
  • Chair and/or step stool for the hard to reach items.
  • Add music with a radio, whole house speaker or flat screen TV.
  • Trash can for lint and disposable fabric softener sheets.
  • Put a box of baking soda on the bottom of your laundry baskets to keep the smell at bay.
  • Make sure your electric is up to code.
  • Add interest to the room with a stylish ceiling fan or chandelier.
  • Don’t forget about the flooring, choose water-resistant floors; laminates ceramic tiles or even painted or epoxy coated concrete make great options.
  • Give your tootsies a break while adding style with a lovely rug or get an anti-fatigue gel rug mat.


Exciting Laundry Rooms and Pantry Makeover Ideas 2


  • Keep like foods together, pasta, vegetables, baking items, canned goods, etc.
  • Utilize multi-functional storage, drawers, and shelving of various sizes and shapes; get creative with items you use.
  • Make room for your paper goods, tablecloths, and placemats.
  • If space allows, a pantry can be a great place for cookware, plastic tupperware, and appliances; frees up countertop space and keeps the kitchen looking neater.
  • Allow for space for your favorite cookbooks and directional or task lighting.
  • Add spice rack that is functional and easy to access.
  • Chair and/or step stool for the hard to reach items.
  • Consider installing electrical outlets for additional workspace.
  • Installed motion detection lighting for hands-free access or late night snacking.
  • Paint or wallpaper the room a fun and exciting colors.
  • Yellow is known to stimulate your appetite, as opposed to pink or blue which has the tendency to suppress your appetite and yellows and oranges are associated with happiness; your brain secretes more serotonin when you see these colors.

Confused or overwhelmed? Call Bella Casa Kitchens and Baths, we are experienced professional remodelers. We consider even the smallest details to make the most of your space and respond to all of your needs for every room in your house, apartment or office space.

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