I'm on Pinterest a lot–I love collecting ideas and inspiration there. When I'm on Pinterest, I've noticed that along with the dream kitchens and hair tutorials and cute dogs that get pinned, there are tons of “laundry room inspiration pics”, like the one featured above (via Houzz). It seems like everyone dreams about having the perfect place to wash, fold, and iron their clothing. I sooo get it–just check out all the laundry rooms I've been pinning to my Laundry and Storage Rooms board, like this one (via Tumblr):
I think anyone responsible for doing a family's laundry would be thrilled to have spaces like the ones we're all pinning: spacious, bright, equipped with custom cabinetry and a gift wrapping station and….I could go on and on.
The reality for most of us, though, is that unless we get to design and build a home of our own, we're probably sorting socks in a room that's not quite so pretty. I'm betting that most of us do our laundry in a place that has one or more of these characteristics: it's a small room barely big enough for the two big appliances, you have to walk through it to get someplace else, it lacks storage space, and/or it's in a windowless basement. Am I right?
So what's a gal to do if she doesn't have the funds to knock down a wall and bang out a gorgeous laundry room addition? Turns out, there's a ton of stuff you can do to make your humble laundry room look and work great. Check out all these laundry rooms designed (or redesigned) by bloggers like you!
Amazing, what you can do with a little creativity, a few 2×4's, and some paint!
During the month of August, let's agree to try to love our laundry rooms for who they really are (gulp!) and do a few things to make them look and feel their best. At the end of the month, I want you to come back and show off what you did, at the Laundry Room and Mudroom Linkup, August 31-September 2. Woohoo!