Refresh Your Space for Summer

De-clutter the space

Thanks to a dreary, cold winter, many people bring in a lot of clutter into the house to save them from the bad weather. However, summer is all about creating an airy and spacious room for maximum comfort. That’s why you need to pack up the excess d├ęcor so as to create a minimalist summer environment.

Replace the curtains around the house

If you’re to enjoy your summer around the house, you’ll need to move your heavy window curtains for thinner ones. This not only boosts the house lighting but also brings in a much needed change from the winter settings.

Repaint the walls

If the walls look weather-beaten and rugged, it’s time to breathe some life into them by repainting them with a brighter, summer-inspired hue. If the walls are still in good condition, you can then opt to repaint some key furniture that look aged and unsightly.

Decorate it with colorful floral and plants

Potted plants and colorful flowers turn a barely hospitable space into a lively abode. Leafy plants also purify the air around the house making it fresh and clean. Fortunately, there’s pretty of colorful flowers to choose from in summer.

Re-organize the porch

A speck of winter doldrums can dull an otherwise beautiful porch. That’s why you should dust off and prop up those hard plant containers that dot your porch to make them more appealing. Reorganize everything in the porch including furniture, artworks and other items.

Change some furniture covers

A change of aging furniture is necessary to renew your space’s looks. Old pillows, peeling table tops and fading seat covers should make way for newer, stylistic covers so as to inject a jolt of freshness and liveliness in the house.

Bring in some artwork

New artwork can bring a great change around the house. Bringing in new artworks such as sleek sculptures, light-hearted oil paintings and Monet pieces is a great way to reinvent your household ready for a fitting summer moments.

Trade the winter smelling products for summer ones

Do you still have remainders of that soap or freshener designed for a winter break? It’s best to trade all the winter smelling products for summer oriented ones. It not only makes the space different, but also brings an air of relaxation around the house.

Laundry Room Organization

Foldable Drying Rack

Air drying delicate items is an ongoing challenge. Improve laundry room organization with a foldable drying rack that folds up and out of the way when you’re not using it. With a board fastened to the wall and a small ladder fastened at the bottom, it’s a simple process to fold down the ladder for horizontal drying and push it back up again when the items are dry.

Finding Hidden Space

Effective laundry room organization is often about maximizing the space in an otherwise congested room. Look for innovative ways to find extra room, such as installing the dryer over the washing machine. As long as you have a front-loading machine, this configuration shouldn’t be a problem. Use every niche in the space for storage, including space between appliances or on either side. Narrow shelves will often fit in these small areas. Shelves with casters will easily pull out and push in for access to items. Mount shelving onto the back of doors to hold cleaning products and baskets of small items.

Building Your Own Pedestals

Pedestals under washing machines and dryers are all the rage, and for good reason. They help elevate these appliances to make them easier to use. They also provide beneficial storage where you need it the most. If you’d love to experience the advantages of pedestals, but you’re not crazy about the prices, there are do-it-yourself options out there that can make this a reality. Build an enclosed shelving system out of plywood. With center supports, the shelves will be strong enough to hold the appliances. Paint the wood in a light and bright color. Use the shelves to store laundry baskets or bins when you’re not using them. This shelving might be the perfect place to stow off-season garments, too.

Horizontal Surfaces

Just as in the kitchen, horizontal surfaces are an advantage in the laundry room. Consider the benefit of a countertop installed directly above a washer and dryer. You can fold items immediately as you take them out of the dryer. Don’t forget to make the space as pleasant as it is functional. The addition of a backsplash behind a counter and colorful tiles on the floor will make this area much more enjoyable.


Install as many cabinets as you can fit for effective laundry room organization. Above the appliances, cupboards will hold virtually any household items, from off-season decor to backup cleaning supplies. A sink and cupboards work in conjunction with many clothes-cleaning activities, enabling you to tackle tough stains effectively. Open shelves are great for this area too when they hold large bins or baskets full of items.