Laundry Room Updating Essentials

Every room needs an update every once in awhile, and let’s just be honest with ourselves, our laundry room is always the last room to be updated. Not to fear though! You’ll love updating your laundry room with our fun, trendy ideas!

Paint

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The best way to really make a difference in any room is by painting. Different paint colors give off different vibes causing the look and feel of the room to transform. It’s also pretty much the most inexpensive way to change up a room. In a laundry room, we personally think the best way to go with paint is a very light blue-green color, such as Sea Foam by Benjamin Moore or Copen Blue by Sherwin Williams.

Storage

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We all know storage is absolutely vital in a laundry room, and sometimes even though we have so much room, it still isn’t enough! If there’s an empty wall or a wall with artwork you don’t care for much anymore, bring down the artwork and add shelving there. You’ll be surprised at how much space it really opens up for you to use.

Staining the Floor

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If you have a basement laundry room, lots of the time, it has a cold concrete floor. Not only is it cold and uncomfortable, but it also darkens the room. Go ahead and paint over the concrete or stain it and add a rug to help out with the comfy aspect. It will be much easier on your feet and your eyes! Check out our post about staining concrete to make it easier on you.

Sock Finder

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Everyone is aware that all washer and dryers eat socks. No one knows where they go. They just disappear, but not anymore! We have two ways to solve this problem. You can make a sock jar and put all socks that lose their friends in a jar. At the end of laundry day, dump it out on the counter and find the matches. The other way to can solve this problem is by making a cute “Sock Finder” line that hangs in your laundry room, and you can clothes pin all the lost socks to it until you find their other half. You’ll never lose a pair again!

Lint Can

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Accompanying your trashcan in your laundry room, you should have a lint can. What is a lint can, you might ask. It’s pretty self-explanatory; it’s a can that holds lint. Here’s the catch, though. You can use an outdoor box and hang it up right next to the dryer. You just empty it at the end of laundry day, and voila!

Detergent Dispenser

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This idea we actually found and think it’s completely genius! We all know it’s annoying to lift the detergent jug all the time, and it tends to get on the side and can be messy. Instead, pour the detergent in a beverage dispenser. You don’t have to move it anymore and it just pours out with the lift of a small handle. The best part: you can do it with your softener, too!

Hopefully, you will enjoy one of these ideas that will give your laundry room a new look and feel. Our last tip: any change in décor may work as well!

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10 Colors To Paint Your Front Door In 2016

Everyone needs a little change of pace sometimes, and how better to do that than to change the look of your home’s exterior? You can go bright, dark, bold, soft… the choice is completely up to you! Not to limit your options, we picked the top 10 colors to paint your front door in 2016!

Snow White

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White is our first color because it’s basic and ideal. It goes lovely with every color and always looks pristine. It brings a peaceful energy and works very well with some added lush greenery on the porch.

Lemon Sorbet

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A light yellow adds a bit of spunk to the porch, and this color definitely makes a break through that traditional conservative look.

Orange Burst

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Bring out a tangy orange! This color will bring life to the front porch and cause a bold, warm welcome for everyone who walks up to it.

Caliente

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Hot red gives an automatic historic feel. The red also brings a positive vibe and motivates action. This color is actually great for man’s house as well because the color tends to exude masculine energy.

Scandinavian Blue

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This color is actually a purplish blue. It gives a vintage yet royal tone. It will also shift in response to light and will cause a calming wave over you. This color also tends to stimulate creativity and independence, which makes it great for a single woman’s home.

Sailor’s Sea Blue

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Because the color blue is thought of with the sky and the sea, it is often associated with depth and stability. It exudes trust, loyalty, and honesty. Because of this, blue is a great color for a family’s home front door.

Shore House Green

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This color resembles a soft teal. It is a pretty traditional front door color, but it stays far away from being boring. It’s a reminder of calm skies and has a timeless exterior effect. Teal is cool and eclectic while staying acceptable and charming.

Margarita

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Citrus green is such a huge contrast and contradiction. It is such an unexpected color that stands out and is thought to, again, stimulate the mind for creativity. It promotes growth in work, friendship, family, and all areas of life.

Gray Cloud

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Gray is always a go-to when speaking of front door paint colors. It is an easy neutral color to live with and won’t get old. It contains quiet strength and is much more sleeker and current than the old go-to, beige. Gray also compliments any exterior color.

Black Beauty

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Black is classic. It’s elegant and mixes well with absolutely everything, including shingles, stones, and brick. Even though it is so compatible with every color as well, it is most striking when it is paired with a white exterior.

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