Unless you live under a rock (or are lucky enough to have laundry machines in your home), you’ve likely heard at least once that renovating your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room is one of the most rewarding and cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of your home. On top of that, it’s also one of the easiest. All you need is an imagination and a bit of cash! A laundry renovation project might seem like an intimidating prospect at first, but with this guide in hand, you’ll be able to successfully undertake any makeover from start to finish. Let’s take a look at how to turn your drab and dirty laundry into the star attraction your new space could ever hope to be.
What to do first?
As with any renovation project, you’ll need to decipher what aspects of your home should be addressed first. For example, if you have an aging parent in your household, you may wish to start the process of updating their bedroom first. However, if you have a young family to tend to, you may want to begin with the kitchen. You’ll also want to make sure to keep in mind that your renovation project is a family-friendly space. If your kids are involved in any sports, you may wish to tackle the garage first. If your house is used as a second home, you may wish to tackle the backyard first.
De-clutter your home
One of the best ways to get a sense of where your space is lacking is to de-clutter your home. This might seem like an obvious notion, but with millions of consumers reporting that they struggle to find enough space in their own homes, it’s clear that this is a huge issue. For example, an office or a home office isn’t space that you want to waste space in. Therefore, if your home office isn’t being used, it might be time to invest in a new office space or a home office conversion. It’s also a good idea to clear out any extra clutter from your home. This includes old files and other materials that you no longer need, as well as old books, newspapers, and other publications that you no longer find useful or that the kids might enjoy looking through.
Find the right resources
One of the best things about renovation projects is that you can use the same tools and techniques you used for your current home to improve on your current space. Thus, if you’re undertaking a laundry renovation, you could use the same tools and techniques you used for your own kitchen to bring your own space up to scratch. You might also want to get in touch with your local extension service or home improvement store to see what tools and resources they have access to. You may also want to look on the internet for tools and techniques that others have used in their own renovations. This way, you’ll be able to find inspiration and get ideas for your own project.
Out with the old
As you’re planning out your renovation project, it’d be remiss of us not to point out some of the things that you might want to remove from your home. For example, most home offices have been given the boot because they’ve become too cluttered and too hectic. After all, you’re essentially trying to turn your home office into another room, right? Wrong. Your home office should be a place where you conduct your most important business. Therefore, you may want to keep your email, financial, and school documents in the computer room. If your home office is the cluttered, stuffy room on the second floor of your own home, it might be time to start a new project.