Laundry RoomTraditional Laundry Room, Los Angeles
The marble checkerboard floor and black cabinets make this laundry room unusually elegant.
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6. Flooring matters. Updating a small-square-footage space with new flooring isn’t expensive. In such a tight space, a little goes a long way. If there’s a great tile you’ve been lusting after but can’t imagine it elsewhere, picture it in your laundry room. Test it here first and then bring it into other areas of your home.
8. Patterned walls and floors in Southern California. A narrow setup gets a bold treatment with patterned wallpaper and checkered marble floors. Houzz readers saved this photo for its fun pattern play but also noted the smart layout.
We’ve talked a lot about water, but remember there’s fire in the room too. The most important safety concern in your laundry room is the dryer duct. A smooth-walled rigid duct, properly installed with the minimum run and fewest number of turns is critical. Make sure the dryer isn’t pushed against the wall, crimping the exhaust. Clean your lint filter and check the ductwork and exterior outlet at least once a year for lint buildup. You’ve made your laundry space beautiful and functional — don’t let a flood or fire ruin it.