We all have our dreams, great and small. Doing the laundry is a great time for a flight of fantasy—it’s familiar, repetitive work that you can do while you think pleasant thoughts. But your biggest dream may be of escaping from the towering piles of clothes and linens, having everything scattered around and hard to reach, things falling behind the machines—all the things that make doing the laundry hard, and that are signs of a poorly planned and equipped laundry closet.
You may have asked yourself what it would take to make that space into one that you would truly enjoy. At Closet America, we understand what you are going through. We are closet customization specialists and we have a lot of ideas about laundry closets. Chances are, we’re thinking the same things about hampers and drawers that you are, and we have the tools and expertise to make all of your laundry closet dreams come true.
Custom Laundry Closet Design That Works for You
It’s not that hard to get the perfect laundry closet. In general, it can be done in three steps, and after the first one, the rest is a breeze. Take a look:
1. Assess your needs.
You can’t have the laundry closet of your dreams without a clear idea of what that dream is. Think carefully about how you want to use your space. Some things to consider:
You might like to have drawers next to the dryer where you can store dryer sheets, the shoeshine kit—maybe even keep a little bottle of bluing in there. Do you do have a big family? You may need extra storage space more than drawers full of knickknacks. It could be a big help to have an extra hamper to one side of the washing machine for when a hamper overflows a day early.
You may like a rod to hang things that are waiting to be ironed. Items that need to be mended or are waiting to go to the dry cleaners can be stored there as well.
Try rounding up the products you use. They should be stored together, with a little extra room just in case. If you end up with some extra shelf space, so much the better. It’ll be the perfect place for future additions to your laundry day arsenal.
Are you the type who wants all the finest accessories for your space? Imagine a pullout valet rod, foldout ironing board, and drawers from the floor to the level of the machines, and a pretty countertop on top of them. Or you might go for sturdy chrome baskets in place of drawers.
Think about what you would like your laundry closet to look like. You might automatically think about white features and polished metal accessories, but you could go with dark colors and wood finishes for their drawers, along with burnished metal.
2. Call in the experts.
Do some comparison shopping and choose the closet design company that’s right for you. Your best bet will be a locally-owned company that offers high-quality, customized solutions for all your storage needs, including laundry closet design. Look for one that offers a free design consultation so you can meet with a member of their team and listen to the solutions they have to offer before handing over your hard-earned money.
After scheduling your consultation, an expert designer will come right to your home. They will look at your laundry closet, talk to you (and listen to you) about a custom design and offer a few new ideas of their own—like adjustability where you might not have looked for it, and a few extra visual touches to make sure you really love your new laundry closet.
3. Wait for your perfect closet to be installed.
After you and your designer have come up with a plan, technicians will manufacture your new features in a state-of-the-art facility. The ideal closet company will make every piece to order using the highest quality materials and workmanship, and when your order is completed, they’ll send trained and insured installers to mount your new custom laundry closet features perfectly in place, making sure to clean up after themselves once their job is done.
A Whole New Laundry Closet Experience
Doing the laundry can be easy and convenient when your laundry closet is customized to meet your needs. Laundry closet design can be beautiful—not just efficient, but clean and gleaming and visually complementary to the rest of the house. Now that’s a dream come true.
You’ll enjoy your new, ideal laundry closet. We are so sure that you’ll absolutely love it that we’ll put it under a double-lifetime, fully transferrable warranty. You can get started on your way to a happier laundry time today scheduling your free in-home design consultation. Or, feel free to contact us anytime for more information.