Balancing Style And Function: Tips For Choosing Laundry Room Cabinets

25 November 2020
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The laundry room is a space where balance is important. On the one hand, the features inside the room should be functional, but they should also look good. If you have plans to update the cabinets in this room, you are probably struggling between these two factors. Fortunately, it is possible to find cabinets that offer what you need in both areas, here is what you should consider.

Room Function

Sure, the laundry is the space in the home to manage laundry, but in some households, the space serves more than one purpose. The room might also be the location where you store excess pantry items, craft tools, and other household goods. 

If you have a dual-functioning space, choose cabinets that can accommodate your laundry care needs as well as the other functions. Deep cabinets with self-adjustable shelving are generally best for this type of space, as they offer the most flexibility in terms of storage options.

Humidity Control

Your laundry room should also look good, so it is important to think about humidity control. If you are revamping the laundry room in an older home with poor humidity control, you should not choose an unsealed wood cabinet option. Unsealed wood is especially susceptible to moisture damage. 

Combine this factor with excessive, uncontrolled humidity and you have a major problem on your hands. Choose sealed wood cabinets instead. If you really want to minimize the moisture damage risk, consider metal cabinets. Metal cabinets come in an array of styles and colors and have excellent moisture-blocking qualities.

Appliance Style

Think about the style of the washing machine and dryer you use in the space. If you have a top-loading style set, any cabinet option will likely work. However, if you have a front-loading system with attached pedestals, you may want to take advantage of floor cabinets. If you have wall cabinets installed over the appliances, it can be a chore trying to reach over these large and tall front-loading machines to reach inside the cabinets, unless you have a stepping stool. 

Floor cabinets can be installed next to these appliances and allow for easier access. If you need to maximize storage and need wall cabinets as well, save these areas for storing less-used items.

Remember, your installer is here to help you with every part of the process, including the selection process. Speak with your installer if you need further assistance selecting the right type of cabinets for the room.