Matching cabinets is one of the latest and most popular home design crazes to have popped up on my radar. Everywhere you look, from trade magazines to social media, people are choosing to match their home cabinets to create a unified and cohesive design identity. But,
Should Your Laundry Room Cabinets Match Your Kitchen Cabinets?
No, your laundry room cabinets do not have to match your kitchen cabinets. Unless you want them to match, that is. When it comes to your home’s design and decor, you should always have the final word.
While a solid argument can be made to have matching cabinets at home, especially if they are found in close proximity, there is also something to be said about owning your design choices and taking your home decor to new and highly personalized heights.
So, if anybody tries to tell you that your laundry room cabinets have to match your kitchen cabinets, feel free to ignore their advice if cabinet door cohesion is not something that matters to you.
Here are some additional questions commonly asked by people thinking of changing their laundry cabinets.
Should Your Laundry Room Cabinets Reach The Ceiling?
The answer to this question will depend on how much space you have to play with and how much storage space you will require.
Generally speaking, if you have limited space in your laundry room, you will want to make your cabinets extend as high as possible in order to maximize storage opportunities for detergent and supplies.
What Material Is Best For My Laundry Room Cabinets?
You may think the material choice is purely an aesthetic issue, but you cannot ignore the practicality of different materials.
Therefore when you choose a new laundry room cabinet you have to think about which materials will provide you with things like resistance to damage, as well as ease of cleaning.
Metal cabinets will provide you with the most durability and strength. Hard Wood cabinets, on the other hand, will provide you with a classy and timeless aesthetic. But, Plywood and MDF can give many benefits at a fraction of the cost.
The best material and style for your laundry room cabinets will depend on many highly personal factors and requirements.
Where Should I Place My Appliances?
Integrating electrical appliances into your cabinets is a great idea in kitchens where there is usually plenty of space and where the space is often shared with a living room or dining room.
But, what about in the laundry room?
For your laundry room, you must keep in mind that integrating your washer and dryer into your laundry room cabinets will likely force you to go with smaller capacity appliances to be able to make this happen.
Personally, I’d rather go for appliance combinations with a minimalist design language that looks good regardless of its placement, than with a custom built-in appliance.
Should I Go With Smooth Cabinet Fronts Or With Moldings?
Deciding whether to go for smooth cabinet doors or cabinets with moldings for your laundry room, you should ask yourself what style you want for your laundry room.
If you are thinking of going with a modern design aesthetic then you should opt for cabinets with a smooth front panel and no handles. On the other hand, if you would rather go with a more classic look, there are plenty of cabinets with moldings and other intricate designs to choose from.
Should I Leave The Interior Of My Laundry Cabinets Visible?
If you like your home neat and orderly, open-face cabinets are probably the last thing you will want to install in your laundry room. In addition to being the perfect dust trap, open-face cabinets can lead to some people’s OCD triggering.
Single-Color Cabinets or Multi-Color Cabinets For Your Laundry Room?
Recent design trends have made multi-color design a far more popular choice than it has ever been before. This is an especially good option if you are dealing with open spaces since it creates a sense of structure.