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Laundry Room Ideas

Utilitarian spaces, such as laundry rooms, seldom receive the attention they deserve. However, with just a little bit of planning and effort you can make your favorite laundry room ideas come to life. The addition of storage, a sink or even some simple decor can turn an utility room into an enjoyable multipurpose space. Simplify your household chores by incorporating some of the following tips into your laundry room design:

Because of their double- or triple-duty potential, laundry rooms are a good investment for you and your family. After you purchase your washer and dryer, think about installing some built-ins for your cleaning necessities. If you still have room to spare, consider what else the area can be used for, and set aside corners, cabinets or shelves for other purposes. Once all the functional aspects are out of the way, you can finally incorporate those unique laundry room decorating ideas to complete the makeover and liven up those mundane chores.

How do I add storage to my laundry room remodel?


As you look to various laundry room design ideas for remodel inspiration, remember to help it serve multiple functions by incorporating clever storage. Include built-ins, shelves and cabinets to store supplies like hangers, clothespins, sewing kits, irons and detergent —the leftover space can store pet accessories and seasonal items. To ensure that you deal with clothes right away, give yourself a table nearby the washer for folding, a pull-out drying rack for hanging and a hidden ironing board for crisply ironed clothes. Making it a one-stop shop will ensure that all your chores get done at once — no excuses! Check out other’s spaces and pick out the laundry room ideas that make the most sense for your storage needs.

What else can laundry rooms be used for?


If you have a smaller home, using your utility room for multiple purposes is a great space-saving technique. Because it often has an utility sink, it naturally is a great place to feed and bathe your furry friends. It also easily transitions into a mudroom, where you can store extra shoes, sports equipment and winter clothing. One of the best laundry room ideas for larger spaces is to use it as a small office — it can be a drop station for mail, cell phones and keys and even function as a craft or wrapping station. Think about what your family needs and incorporate those features into your laundry room design to start getting the most out of your space.

How can I decorate my laundry room?


With plenty of laundry room decorating ideas to choose from, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Because there isn't typically a lot of counter space to spare, take advantage of your walls when decorating. Bright paint or wallpaper can help make chores pleasant, while fun signs, posters, murals and wall decals can enhance laundry room designs of all styles. Think of your storage containers as laundry room decor too; find bins, baskets and hangers with fun patterns and colorful fabrics to bring life to the space.
Transitional laundry room photo in Nashville

Ruby and Peach Photography
Transitional laundry room photo in Nashville
back wall, stackable washer dryer, sink, drawers and cupboards / storage. Consider pocket sliding door for laundry room. - webuser_445197588

Mid-sized transitional single-wall beige floor utility room photo in Chicago with recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray countertops, an undermount sink, beige walls and a stacked washer/dryer

Picture Perfect House
Mid-sized transitional single-wall beige floor utility room photo in Chicago with recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray countertops, an undermount sink, beige walls and a stacked washer/dryer
Like it all except floors, ruined the elegance and simplicity if the room - flavia_m_romero

Laundry room - beach style laundry room idea in Boston

Laundry room - beach style laundry room idea in Boston
Clothes drying drawers and hanger - klee570

Laundry room - farmhouse gray floor laundry room idea in Salt Lake City with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, beige walls and white countertops

Laundry room - farmhouse gray floor laundry room idea in Salt Lake City with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, beige walls and white countertops
like the two colors with the cabinets - rpowell70

Example of a country gray floor laundry room design in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops

Jeff Herr Photography
Example of a country gray floor laundry room design in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops
Just like the Counter top over washer dryer - dorielle_birnkrant

Large elegant single-wall ceramic floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room photo in Minneapolis with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, gray walls and multicolored countertops

Part of the new addition was adding the laundry upstairs!
Large elegant single-wall ceramic floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room photo in Minneapolis with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, gray walls and multicolored countertops
Love the taller countertop just over the washer dryer however what if we ever need to replace them with a top loading version? I like the pole over the sink and counter because you can put just a super wet stuff over the sink and move things over when you need to. - dorielle_birnkrant

Inspiration for a farmhouse single-wall gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Chicago with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, gray walls and white countertops

Inspiration for a farmhouse single-wall gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Chicago with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, gray walls and white countertops
Like the folding counter over the W/D and open cabinets. - tiffany_donnelly9171

Inspiration for a transitional single-wall medium tone wood floor laundry room remodel in San Diego with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, blue walls and white countertops

Photo by Micah Dimitriadis Photography. Design by Molly O'Neil Designs
Inspiration for a transitional single-wall medium tone wood floor laundry room remodel in San Diego with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, blue walls and white countertops
I love the wallpaper in this room! We do not want a front loading dishwasher and dryer. I like the idea of cabinets in the laundry room so another space for storage. We do not like the color of the floors. - jessicascott3

Small trendy single-wall beige floor and light wood floor laundry closet photo in San Francisco with white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer, white countertops and flat-panel cabinets

Small trendy single-wall beige floor and light wood floor laundry closet photo in San Francisco with white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer, white countertops and flat-panel cabinets
I like the pull out tray for holding items and hanging rod all behind doors covering all including washer/dryer - benjamin_naftzger

Deck, screened porch, and lattice painting and staining in Sterling, Virginia.
Example of a small classic backyard deck design in DC Metro with a roof extension

Mid-sized elegant single-wall porcelain floor and gray floor utility room photo in Cleveland with an utility sink, raised-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, gray walls and a stacked washer/dryer

this dog wash is a great place to clean up your pets and give them the spa treatment they deserve. There is even an area to relax for your pet under the counter in the padded cabinet.
Dog wash in the laundry room (no need to track dirty dog through entire house - llimina62

Dedicated laundry room - transitional l-shaped gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in Portland with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls, gray countertops and a drop-in sink

Dedicated laundry room - transitional l-shaped gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in Portland with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls, gray countertops and a drop-in sink
Hanging ladder and rack, cabinets on top - jenny_summers

Utility room - transitional utility room idea in Portland with gray cabinets, white walls and a stacked washer/dryer

photo: Blackstone Edge Studios
Utility room - transitional utility room idea in Portland with gray cabinets, white walls and a stacked washer/dryer
If there's room, an office would be great! - gillian_orsburn

Inspiration for a large transitional gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Detroit with gray cabinets, solid surface countertops, gray walls, white countertops, a farmhouse sink and shaker cabinets

Grey shaker cabinets by Dura Supreme and the pipe shelving to hang clothes give this space a rustic, industrial feel. Plenty of room for laundry with tilt out hampers, counter space for folding and drying rack. Photography by Beth Singer.
Room, storage space, drying rods - danielle_mcpherson38

Transitional beige floor laundry room photo in Houston with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops

Transitional beige floor laundry room photo in Houston with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops
Raised washer and dryer. - haley_ostrander

Laundry room - traditional laundry room idea in Atlanta with white cabinets, white countertops and a drop-in sink

Chris Little Photography
Laundry room - traditional laundry room idea in Atlanta with white cabinets, white countertops and a drop-in sink
Single drying rack over sink. Love the white cabinets. Bright and airy. - dorielle_birnkrant

Country l-shaped utility room photo in Portland with an integrated sink, black walls and a stacked washer/dryer

Country l-shaped utility room photo in Portland with an integrated sink, black walls and a stacked washer/dryer
Hall stackables with additional storage - betsi_baker

Example of a mid-sized classic beige two-story stone gable roof design in Baltimore

Inspiration for a rustic l-shaped beige floor laundry room remodel in Denver with flat-panel cabinets and beige countertops

A cluttered suburban laundry room gets a makeover—cubbies and dog-wash station included. Photography by S. Brenner
Inspiration for a rustic l-shaped beige floor laundry room remodel in Denver with flat-panel cabinets and beige countertops
This was my original half shower concept - hilda_maibach

Inspiration for a mid-sized farmhouse dark wood floor laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, wood countertops, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer and beige countertops

Tessa Neustadt
Inspiration for a mid-sized farmhouse dark wood floor laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, wood countertops, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer and beige countertops
pull out baskets for clean clothes - janhyslop

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