If you’re a stay-at-home parent, or you run a business out of your home, you most likely try to fit in daily chores between taking the kids to school, running errands, and any work-related tasks you have each day. One of those chores is doing laundry, and if you have clothes for yourself, your spouse, and your kids, you most likely have a few loads to do each day. While laundry rooms used to be relegated to the dark, dank basement, many modern homeowners are finding new ways to light and decorate these spaces. Many have turned them into craft or multipurpose rooms, and if that’s something you’d like to do in your home, the lighting experts at Hacienda are here to help. We have fixture options for your laundry or craft room, and would love nothing more than to help you discover the perfect lights.

craftphoto1Task Lighting

It may seem obvious, but the most important light in the laundry room is task lighting. You’re going to be sorting clothes, reading labels for care instructions, and folding laundry, and only having a general or ambient light fixture can cause eye strain after an extended period of time. If you work on sewing or on projects at your craft table, it’s imperative to have a lamp or other focused light source to guard against eye fatigue. If there’s a sink in your laundry room, consider adding a recessed light above it (or a hanging fixture if the ceiling is high enough), and when you’re rinsing out your dye projects you’ll be able to see every vibrant color.

Cabinet and Countertop Lighting

Hopefully your laundry room has ample counter space, but if you’re adding more counters and cupboards, it’s important to think about how you can properly light them. Undercabinet lighting can be key in these areas, and we have several amazing options from which to choose. If your laundry room also serves as a storage space for shoes, jackets, and other items, cabinet and countertop lighting can be essential.

picture1_blogAccent and Decor Lighting

You want your laundry room to feel like part of the house, and not just a space where you pile clothes or store things that you can’t find a spot for elsewhere in the house. If you’re adding new home accents and decor, it’s important to have the right lighting installed. Lamps and spotlights that are focused on wall decor can make the space feel more inviting, and they’ll also provide the layering that makes the room feel more complete. You might have a drying rack that extends from the wall, and a well-placed light will mean you don’t have to turn the overhead fixture on every time you come in to grab something off the rack.

If you’re updating your laundry room, or you’ve been thinking about how you can turn the room into a more functional space, come to Hacienda Lighting today. We have outstanding options for your cabinets, walls, and ceilings, and can recommend the best fixtures for your specific needs.