I have written previously about the many different options for turning your laundry room into a Taj Mahal of washing and drying. But what if you only have room for the basics?
The one companion to a washer and dryer that I always try to find space for is a sink.
Without counter space, you can pull clothes and towels out of the dryer and fold them as you place them in the laundry basket at your feet, hang the delicates in the shower stall to let them drip dry, and store detergent and similar items in the kitchen if necessary.
But a laundry room sink serves multiple purposes that make doing laundry more convenient. It’s the place to scrub a stubborn spot that needs extra attention, plop a pile of wet clothes that aren’t ready for the dryer, and wash those delicates by hand. A laundry room sink can also be used for tasks that having nothing to do with laundry, such as cleaning paintbrushes and washing a small dog. If you don’t have a sink next to your washer and dryer, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s convenient and installation is easy because plumbing is already available for the washing machine. The only possible drawback could be a lack of space.
An easy solution for this is to stack the washer and dryer, something you might be accustomed to if you have ever lived in an apartment. The sink can then be installed where the appliance would have gone.
If you don’t have the right situation for stacking, remember that sinks come in different sizes, and a small sink is better than none.
To consult about a tight space that you would like to make as efficient as possible -- for a laundry room sink or any other purpose – contact me at Cassandra@pulosdesigns.com. I will work with you to help you find the right fit.