Laundry Room Ideas
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.
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
Counter top over machines and sink - thezookeeper68
We basically squeezed this into a closet, but wow does it deliver! The roll out shelf can expand for folding and ironing and push back in when it's not needed. The wood shelves offer great linen storage and the exposed brick is a great reminder of all the hard work that has been done in this home!
Like the use of space for this laundry room - webuser_551441132
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Country single-wall brick floor utility room photo in Boston with a farmhouse sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, white walls and white countertops
Attractive herringbone tile floor - karencox000
Inspiration for a beach style l-shaped gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Jacksonville with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, multicolored walls and white countertops
Like the extra storage space. Need larger sink though - webuser_119562851
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Example of a farmhouse gray floor laundry room design in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops
Slated siding on wall with window - webuser_431356704
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don't like bead board, but like racks on on land wall - webuser_442007326
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Love this -- especially love how the counter is custom built around the washer and dryer with a separator in between and that large, marble top for folding, etc... Also love this sink for a laundry room, - frankavney
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 cleanup area with shower/spray - lizzyjakk53
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love this brown and gray color scheme - webuser_179566975
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Location: Great Falls, VA, USA
Our modern farm style home design was exactly what our clients were looking for. They had the charm and the landscape they wanted, but needed a boost to help accommodate a family of four. Our design saw us tear down their existing garage and transform the space into an entertaining family friendly kitchen. This addition moved the entry of the home to the other side and switched the view of the kitchen on the side of the home with more natural light. As for the ceilings, we went ahead and changed the traditional 7’8” ceilings to a 9’4” ceiling. Our decision to approach this home with smart design resulted in removing the existing stick frame roof and replacing it with engineered trusses to have a higher and wider roof, which allowed for the open plan to be implemented without the use of supporting beams. And once the finished product was complete, our clients had a home that doubled in space and created many more opportunities for entertaining and relaxing in style.
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