Merge Your Laundry Room into Your Bathroom

04 February, 2020
Only think that bathrooms are good for one purpose? Think again! Read our post to discover new idea.
 

Ever thought about merging your laundry room into your bathroom? It’s not a bad idea, combining them is a practical solution for small homes where every centimeter matters.

If you don’t have a separate laundry room, try setting your laundry machine and dryer or drying rack in your bathroom.

We want to make it easy for you and have some tips on creating a mini-laundry room in your very own bathroom.

Mini-laundry room – practical solutions

laundry room mini

The questions are endless. How can I hide my washing machine in my bathroom? Where can I even put it? Do I have to say goodbye to my dryer? Let’s get started!

The best way to hide your washing machine is by integrating it into your bathroom decor. We recommend custom-ordering a counter to keep it out of view.

In some cases, a dryer is an impossible option due to the lack of space. Or, you can always turn to a 2-in-1 washer and dryer. We also recommend buying the smallest model possible.

If you have a big bathroom, you can enjoy the option of buying another counter to support a set of shelves. A separate set of shelves can come in handy for organizing clean clothes.

 

On the other hand, if your bathroom is tiny, try keeping your washing machine in the counter space underneath the sink and make sure to keep the door closed. It’s a great way to maximize your space.

Hanging clothes to dry

You should also consider if your bathroom has good ventilation or not. Also, you should also consider how many bathrooms your home has. If you only have one, hanging your clothes to dry in the only bathroom could be very inconvenient for other household members.

But if your home has more than one bathroom, there’s no problem in dedicating one of them for drying clothes.

Drying racks are basic elements and come in handy for small amounts of delicate laundry that usually require hand-washing.

Types of drying racks

laundry room drying rack

Today, you can find all kinds of drying racks for indoor use. What’s more, is that some of them are even designed to be used in bathrooms.

Look over the most popular models so you can make an informed purchase:

  • Drying rack with liftable bars: apt for ceilings and walls. Each bar moves independently.
  • Slide-out drying racks: easy to install and no drills necessary. The main frame can slide out.
 
  • Drying rack with extra bars: attaches to walls and features an auxiliary towel rack. And it requires minimal space.
  • Washing line: automatically winds back and stops for the right tension.
  • Bathtub drying rack: multiple folding options.
  • Suction cup drying rack: sticks on to any surface regardless of if they’re smooth, tile, aluminium…

Other air-drying alternatives

If you don’t have the space for a drying rack in your bathroom or can see it becoming an issue, try moving it to a different room.

Look for the rooms with the best ventilation. Also, consider rooms that can be left out of sight as mountains of laundry can make a room look untidy.

Use a traditional foldout drying rack, metal or plastic, with or without wheels. They’re easy to move to another room if need be.

Mini-laundry room – clothes bin

laundry room bin

If you fit your washing machine in your bathroom, leaving a bin or basket for dirty clothes nearby is a good idea.

Bins aren’t only practical but decorative. They’re always a good way to tool to help bathrooms look more organized.

Today, bins come in all kinds of shapes and materials. Make sure to choose one the matches your bathroom colors and decor style.

 

As you’ve read with us today, bathrooms can be a versatile room. They’re places where you can relax, refresh yourself and even take care of your laundry. Remodeling is up to you!