Josephine DesignContemporary Laundry Room, New York
Laundry room in a Brooklyn brownstone
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LaundryLonger-term changes: If the hookups are there, but there is no washer or dryer (and your landlord won't buy them), consider buying your own. Doing laundry without leaving the house is one of those little things that makes life so much easier — plus, you can always take the appliances with you when you leave, or sell them. If there are no hookups, and you have your heart set on a washer and dryer, consider offering to split the costs with your landlord to have the hookups put in. There really isn't an in-between option here, so if you have your heart set on laundry, do what you can to have it installed, or search for a rental that already has it.Shorter-term changes: If your place has an outdated washer and dryer, you can clean out the hoses to help them work more efficiently, and perhaps even use appliance paint to touch up worn surfaces.
11. Touch up appliances. Years of use can create all sorts of stains and scratches on the once-pristine finish of your washer and dryer. If new appliances are not in the cards, consider painting yours with a product designed for the task, like the Appliance Enamel paint from Rust-Oleum. You can also use appliance paint on worn-out finishes in the kitchen, from the fridge to the dishwasher. Do not use it on surfaces that get hot, like stovetops.