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Short on Space? Turn a Closet Into a Laundry Room

August 25, 2015

Transform a cluttered closet into a functional and efficient laundry space full of color and most importantly -- storage!

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A Stylish and Functional Laundry Closet

Thanks to a cost-effective use of paint, wallpaper and fabric, an uninspired laundry space now puts the "fun" in functional. Get ideas on how to bring the look to your home.

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Clothes on Hanging Rod Over Washer and Dryer in Small Laundry Room
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Add Lots of Layers

When designing small task spaces, create visual interest through the art of layering. Here, the interior is given depth with a linear-patterned wallpaper that looks like rustic barn siding. For contrast, the closet doors are covered in a fabric with a more fluid pattern that pulls in the same blues and whites.

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Create a Functional Focal Point

To add charm to basic bifold doors, cover in batting then upholster with a colorful yet traditional fabric. Finish with a classic, bronze nail-head trim.

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Add a Trendy Touch

If you want to add nail-head detail to your own doors, it's important to keep cost in mind. Although the hardware is small, it can quickly add up. Cut down costs dramatically by leaving as little as one-eighth of an inch of space between each nailhead instead of stacking directly on top of one another.

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