Raising the Bar
Decorative brackets (#5799) pretty up a basic shelf and provide a spot to hang a small rod to hold odd socks or a lint roller. You can also use it to line-dry small items. When you’re pre-treating stains before washing or misting clothes while ironing, hang the spray bottles on a repurposed towel bar (#77917).
Add Work Spaces
To create folding and storage space, wrap the washer and dryer with a simple plywood frame. We finished the plywood countertop with polyurethane and edge banding. Follow the appliance manufacturer’s guidelines for clearance around the washer and dryer. On the floor, use a patterned accent rug (#458894, model #RRC001100-0007) to complement driftwood-color laminate planks (#426022).
A Dash of Flash
A utility area doesn’t have to look utilitarian. Above a front-loading washer and dryer, add a striking backsplash of peel-and-stick metal tiles (#149393) that require no mastic or grout.
Avoid bleach and detergent puddles by placing clear plastic plant saucers (#606061) under jugs of laundry liquids.
Pendant and Clock
A big, bright pendant light (#559875) makes it easier to read care labels and spot stains, while a fun neon wall clock (#458732, model #8CHRCB) helps you time loads.
Slide a three-tier shelf (#328961) between the washer or dryer and the side wall for convenient storage that’s narrow yet deep.
Laundry Lazy Susan
Take this idea for a spin: Store detergent, washing sundries, and other often-used items on a lazy Susan (#310187) for easy access.
Wall-Mount Ironing Board
Mount a pair of sturdy robe hooks (#445028) on one side wall to hang an ironing board (cover: #403379). It’s both handy and out of the way. The brushed-nickel hooks look sharp against the clean, fresh wall color -- Valspar Belle Grove Sorbet (#5006-5A).