I have small home.
It's a 1940's bungalow with the exact same layout that about 500 other homes in our town have. It was likely built at a time when about 500 other houses in this town were being built, and apparently everyone just used the same blueprints and architect. It's 750 sq/f up, and 700 sq/f down. 3 bedrooms (two of which are tiny) & one bathroom. It's not big, it's not unique, and (on paper) it's really nothing all that special.
Only, it IS special.
Because it's ours.
But that doesn't change the fact that this house is small. And because it's small I am constantly scouring Pinterest for inspiration on how to best utilize & streamline the limited space that we have. Something I am really into right now is tiny laundry rooms. A laundry room doesn't need to be palatial to be functional & beautiful.
Here are a few small laundry rooms that get me excited!
"But you know, love grows best in little houses
- Utilize wall space! Build UP! Shelves, hooks, wall-mounted drying racks, & cupboards. Don't let the square footage in your walls go to waste.
- Put a counter over the washer & dryer. If you have side-by-side machines, put a counter overtop of the machines and make that space work for you!
- Add some pizazz to your tiny laundry room with bold paint, statement wall paper, or funky tile. Small rooms are fabulous places to incorporate a bold colour & texture choices. Have fun with it!
- Hide your uglies. When a room is small, it's more important than ever to hide away clutter and keep things tidy & streamlined. Hide your laundry products, clothes pins, and linens in cupboards & drawers. If you only have shelving at your disposal, invest in some nice baskets that match your decor and stash the uglies away.
- Build in a place to hang-dry clothing. It could just be a small curtain rod for hanging shirts on, hooks along the wall, or even a folding drying rack built right into the wall. Having a dedicated space to hang dry clothing right there in your laundry room is so key. Nobody wants to have to hang wet clothing in their bedroom closet because they don't have a spot for it in the laundry room where it belongs.
- Multipurpose! If you can find a way to make one item do TWO jobs, you're ahead of the game. Check out the above image of the incredible ironing-board-'island'? It's an ironing board with shelving space underneath. Brilliant!