Dual Purpose Room For Laundry and Craft Projects

Dual purpose laundry room and craft project room perfect for a busy family with young kids

Your laundry room is probably the busiest room in the house and also likely the most neglected in terms of decorating.

So when we finished our basement (15 years ago), I made sure we’d make the over-used and under-decorated room a place that we’d want to spend time in. As a busy mom with young kids at the time, I decided to carve out a small craft area within the laundry room. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. While the kids were busy drawing, gluing, and painting, I’d be washing, folding, and ironing. The best part of having a dedicated craft corner in the basement is that the mess is out of sight — no longer were we using the dining room table for kids projects, we could actually use it for dining again!

We’d proudly hang the kids’ masterpieces on the large corkboards and when they were full we’d make room for more and file the extra pictures in special folders. We also framed our favorite pieces to decorate other rooms in the house making our “art” collection very unique. I also keep ribbons, wrapping paper, and bows handy to quickly wrap presents. The built-in cupboards are perfect to hold laundry items and all kinds of craft supplies.

I use mason jars to store sharpies, crayons, pencils, and markers and keep them neatly organized. The see-through jars make it easy to find what’s needed. I also keep a large metal bucket to hold brown craft paper and rolls of wrapping paper in the room.

Craft corned nested in the laundry room keeps the kids busy while mom or dad is doing the laundry

Here’s one of the many masterpieces my kids created in the craft room and now proudly decorating our walls.

The laundry room is a terrific place to proudly display your kids masterpieces

Do you have a dual or multi-purpose room? What is it?

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Liette Tousignant

I’m passionate about picture hanging and wall decorating (and I’m also the Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating)


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