You walk into the darkened garage, groping for the light switch with a huge laundry basket piled high with clothes. As you slide along the wall feeling for the light switch, your bare foot slams into something sharp. The laundry basket drops to the floor, breaking a lamp in need of repair and you realize you need to call Garage Design Works to customize a laundry station for your garage. Their Orlando garage ideas transformed your neighbor’s garage, and the new layout seemed so perfect. Below are a few ideas on what you can ask about when you contact Garage Design Works.
Every Inch Counts
Adding a small countertop across the back of the washer and dryer wide enough to hold detergent, fabric softener, and other essentials will keep these items off the floor where they can become water damaged or pose a walking hazard. A larger area the width of the washer and dryer will act as the perfect location for folding clothes.
If shelving is out of the question, consider a Gladiator hanging wall system with a series of baskets for detergents and other cleaners. Even a small wall space can be outfitted with a slatted wall system.
Gladiator Everest White Cabinets
These versatile cabinets can fit snugly under a countertop or adorn a wall. Garages are often taller than other areas of the house. Take advantage of the excess wall space and march Gladiator cabinets to ceiling height. Store spare parts to fix the appliances on the upper shelves and necessities on the lower shelves where you can access them quickly.
Clean clothes wrinkle if left in the basket too long. Use an area beside the dryer as a dedicated space to hang clothes. Be sure the rod is far enough from the wall that the hangers have room to hang straight and that it is strong enough to hold several loads of clothes.
Design Around Appliances
If you are shopping for a new washer and dryer, keep in mind the design of the appliances as you plan your laundry area. Top-loading machines will not have as much area if you plan a shelf above the machines. Front-loading machines now have the option of being stacked, allowing for a smaller amount of floor space to be utilized. This configuration gives more room to add shelving, a Gladiator Modular Geardrawer or Gearbox, or Gladiator cabinetry. You can even splurge with an oversized laundry sink in that area.
The Garage Design Works team would love to work with you to design the laundry area of your dreams. Give us a call at 407-447-8890 to speak with one of our expert Orlando garage idea designers. Our blogs can help you decide which products might be best suited for your needs.