Loving My Laundry Room, by Creative Director Ray Langhammer in Bay Window
I have laundry room envy! My small 1600 sq. ft. three bedroom bungalow in Costa Mesa, unfortunately, does not have a room dedicated to washing clothes. Instead, I am relegated to doing my laundry in my garage. Which, as you may have guessed, is very clean and organized. I have hung art and have rolling baker’s racks with zippered canvas covers replete with rattan baskets to hold my cleaning supplies, rags and laundry detergent. Don’t get me wrong, I love my house, my neighbors, and my neighborhood. And besides not having air conditioning, my only other wish would be to have a big (but not too big) beautiful room in my home to do laundry!
It should come as no surprise that one of my favorite rooms to design for my clients is the laundry room. It is the forgotten room. Often times, when walking a clients’ home for the first time, they will breeze by it and wave their hands and say, “It is just the laundry room.” Be still my heart! I do not know about you, but I spend a lot of time doing laundry, washing clothes, folding towels and sheets and organizing them. It’s like therapy to me but I’m weird that way. I love cleaning my house, organizing and sprucing up my closets, and making my garage spotless. These tasks give me a sense of gratitude for my life and the beautiful place in which we all live. Even if you have someone who does your laundry, your laundry room should be a reflection of you, your home and your lifestyle.