Dream House Studios, Inc.Transitional Laundry Room, DC Metro
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8. In a workroom. Combining a few functional spaces is a great way to ensure that your home layout is practical. Here, a utility room has been created to house a number of functions, including the laundry. There is space for a home office, sewing and craft area, multipurpose central island, and storage for a range of household paperwork and other items. For busy households, a room such as this is a dream to help you keep on top of chores.
2. Laundry room plus craft room and studio. I admit, this laundry room is larger than a lot of kitchens. But it's so fabulous, and it has many functions, so it's allowed. The room has natural light, overhead lights, pendant lights and that huge surface for folding, ironing, crafting or running a business. Why not get your laundry done while you're working on blueprints, collaging, making jewelry, writing a blog, working on the kids' summer schedule or getting Etsy orders ready to ship? Multitasking in your multitasking room will make you unstoppable.
3. Task LightingTask lighting isn't just for kitchens — focused lights are paramount wherever any task is performed. This laundry and crafts room exemplifies this with task lighting in pendants at the island, undercabinet lighting for the countertops and a good amount of natural light from the window.
Have a large, open surface devoted to shipping. Designate a separate area as your shipping station. This space should include an open surface for wrapping everything up. The size of the surface needed will vary depending on your craft. But in general, the larger the surface the better. Devote as much space to shipping as you can. It can be frustrating to work in a cramped area.
Extra office supplies definitely shouldn't live at your desk — but they don't have to call a traditional supply cabinet home either. Free up space by housing supplies in containers that match your surroundings. Label containers so everyone knows what's stored inside.