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3 Clever Ideas To Conceal Your Laundry Area

Perfect solutions for limited spaces

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Doing the laundry in a compact space is tougher than you think. Aside from dealing with the piles of clothes, you also need to think about where you can keep the washing machine and other must-haves that you would need. In most condo homes, the washing machine is kept in the bathroom or in a corner by the kitchen. Since the floor area is limited, you need to make do with unused spaces and the tiniest of nooks that you can spare.

If you're like me who finds it hard to fit the needed laundry essentials at home, here are smart solutions from the Web that you can consider. These ideas can help you work efficiently while keeping your space free from eyesores. Let these pegs guide and inspire you:

Main Photos from Remodelaholic.

Use sliding doors

If you already have a laundry area at home, you simply need to conceal it from your guests so that your space would still look clean and streamlined. Consider installing sliding doors to separate it from the rest of your home. Maximize the doors by turning it into a chalkboard door where you can leave notes and write down important lists. Your kids can also doodle and draw on it—saving your walls from crayon marks.

Photo from Remodelaholic.

Use curtains

If your washing area doesn't have a door and installing a new one is far from your plans, you may want to work with rods and curtains. Complete the look of the space by placing decor pieces and plants on top of the open cabinet that holds your machine. As an alternative to brown and neutral-colored curtains, you can pick a vibrant fabric that can also serve as accent.

Photo from Remodelaholic.

Choose a customized cabinet

If you’re low on space, try fitting your washing machine inside a cabinet. Ask your trusted carpenter if he can customize the piece for you. Aside from keeping the machine and dryer in one place, explore the possibilities of additional compartments for detergents, hangers, clothespins, and other essentials.

RL Tip: Don't forget to measure the area where you plan to place the cabinet. Give the dimensions to your carpenter so he can work on the necessary adjustments needed.

Photo from Home My Design.

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