Laundry Room with furnace? How do I make this room cool?

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I have a small laundry room with a furnace in it. How do I make this room cool???

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  • Margarite Margarite on Aug 08, 2018

    I would add shelves for supplies. And a rug that says laundry. You can also add a make believe clothesline on the wall where you have the pictures. Hang lost socks or baby clothes.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Aug 08, 2018

    I am assuming that you mean cool as in awesome and not in temperature! My first suggestion would be to enclose the furnace.,,either with a screen or frame it in with drywall. I would add shiplap and shelves over the washer and build in a cupboard unit beside the dryer. You could build in the ironing board into that space much like a Murphy bed. I would have a wooden clothes dryer hang from the ceiling over the washer.


    Alternatively, an even easier fix is to simply paint a rich colour and add shelves to hold all your soap etc

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 08, 2018

    Hi! I would create visual separation from the furnace while not blocking the furnace from being serviced. A simple, movable partition wall might be the answer. I would think about a pretty color for the walls, some shelves above the washer and dryer. A nice foam mat/runner to stand on while you are doing laundry. You don't show the rest of the space, but, a table for sorting and folding would be great if you don't already have one. Another idea for the wall behind the appliances would be a wallpaper mural to give you something pretty to look at. We're all assuming you mean appearance, but, if temperature is an issue, improving air circulation should help.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/84231455500541744/

  • Ted Rowland Ted Rowland on Aug 09, 2018

    Okay. The washer and dryer measure 30" each in width. Two 30' wide by 36' high wall cabinets. I would move both appliances as close to the laundry tub as possible. They make a white metal frame that can be mounted to the wall first, that will move the cabinets closer to the front of your appliances. The appliances are 30 inches deep, and the cabinets are 12 inches deep. the white metal frame will put the front of the cabinet at 24 inches off the wall, or that is only 12 inches back from the front of your appliances. By moving the appliances closer to the laundry tub, It will give you room to put a wall hanger to hold the ironing board. I would stud a wall just out passed the furnace gas line, back to the dry-walled wall. Stud it one foot out passed the front of the furnace. Then get a closet shelf with brackets that also has a clothes rod with it so that shirts and pants can be hung right on hangers out of the dryer. Folded clothes can lay on the shelf. I would buy, or if you already have one, bring down a clothes steamer, (I have 2, a Singer, and a Conair) as well, and sit it along the new wall. Make sure to have an electrical outlet put in the new wall, and have 4 outlets together instead of 2. That new wall will allow you to box over the existing duct work that is showing as well.You can build that drop, the entire length of the new wall, and put a hidden panel on the front. By putting a small shelf inside, you can store things that may be toxic, or paints, oils, and things you don't want to freeze in the garage. Finally, build a small adjustable shelving unit, (or buy small bookcase) to go over the laundry sink.

  • Amr28948206 Amr28948206 on Aug 09, 2018

    I am currently working on this project, except trying to hide a large water heater. Couple of things you could do:


  • V Smith V Smith on Aug 09, 2018

    It is not a laundry room it is a utility room. It is clean with good light and nice walls and cieling. I would just add some paint in your favorite color on the wall behind the machines and the wall to the left of the machines and let the laundry area be defined by those two walls. Throw down an outdoor carpet and if you want and need storage put up some shelving or cabinetry. If you close in the furnace you will be making your laundry area smaller. If you really can't stand looking at the front of the furnace you could build a folding screen out of louvered doors. Make sure whatever you do is safe and doesn't restrict the air flow to the furnace. If your budget allows it, consider changing out the door to the room to one with a frosted glass panel with "Laundry Room" etched on it. Also, find out if you can reorient the hinges on the dryer to the left side. And be Wicked with your stain fighting!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 10, 2018

    Box in the furnace with a wall and door