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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.
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
There is the use of white, and the room is a modern take of traditional. - amanda_rissew

Country single-wall brick floor utility room photo in Boston with a farmhouse sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, white walls and white countertops

kyle caldwell
Country single-wall brick floor utility room photo in Boston with a farmhouse sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, white walls and white countertops
Again a small place to drip dry or wash dog or rinse sand from feet. - webuser_10857603

Inspiration for a country single-wall gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Denver with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, white walls and white countertops

Inspiration for a country single-wall gray floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Denver with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, white walls and white countertops
i like barn door over pocket doors for economical use of spaace - william_heart93

Dedicated laundry room - contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room idea in Austin with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, blue cabinets and white walls

Dedicated laundry room - contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room idea in Austin with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, blue cabinets and white walls
Like the pop of color and the decoration on the side. - webuser_945861361

Cottage u-shaped porcelain floor and black floor utility room photo in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, an integrated washer/dryer and white countertops

Cottage u-shaped porcelain floor and black floor utility room photo in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, an integrated washer/dryer and white countertops
Like the washer and dryer set up with counter and separated space for each appliance - lisa9925

Dedicated laundry room - mid-sized transitional single-wall ceramic floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room idea in Minneapolis with white cabinets, quartz countertops, white walls, white countertops, an undermount sink and shaker cabinets

Design + Photos: Tiffany Weiss Designs
Dedicated laundry room - mid-sized transitional single-wall ceramic floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room idea in Minneapolis with white cabinets, quartz countertops, white walls, white countertops, an undermount sink and shaker cabinets
The bright white, the silver accent, and the black accent in the handles and knobs. - webuser_101873008

Inspiration for a farmhouse gray floor laundry room remodel in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls and white countertops

Inspiration for a farmhouse gray floor laundry room remodel in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls and white countertops
Put effort into designing your laundry room! - hayberg

Inspiration for a transitional laundry room remodel in Philadelphia with shaker cabinets, white cabinets and gray walls

Inspiration for a transitional laundry room remodel in Philadelphia with shaker cabinets, white cabinets and gray walls
Put cabinets from kitchen in utility - webuser_410021779

Laundry room - small industrial porcelain floor laundry room idea in Chicago with wood countertops, gray walls, a stacked washer/dryer, open cabinets and brown countertops

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! Joe Kwon
Laundry room, better use of space? - slocke754

Inspiration for a contemporary laundry room remodel in New York

Inspiration for a contemporary laundry room remodel in New York
This demonstrates the eclectic style because of the pattern, colorfulness, and relaxed feel. - webuser_502789854

Example of a classic l-shaped laundry room design in Los Angeles with gray cabinets, recessed-panel cabinets and white countertops

Bethany Nauert Photography
Example of a classic l-shaped laundry room design in Los Angeles with gray cabinets, recessed-panel cabinets and white countertops
Hanging rods in the laundry room? - gregmli

Inspiration for a mid-sized rustic l-shaped gray floor and concrete floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Seattle with an utility sink, shaker cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer, gray countertops, medium tone wood cabinets and solid surface countertops

Inspiration for a mid-sized rustic l-shaped gray floor and concrete floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Seattle with an utility sink, shaker cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer, gray countertops, medium tone wood cabinets and solid surface countertops
Folding countertop Light fixture - lovemyhome4

Example of a farmhouse l-shaped gray floor laundry room design in Portland with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops and brown countertops

Photo by KuDa Photography
Example of a farmhouse l-shaped gray floor laundry room design in Portland with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops and brown countertops
Folding space above laundry machines - gregmli

Example of a mid-sized transitional l-shaped multicolored floor dedicated laundry room design in Charleston with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets and blue walls

Holger Obenaus
Example of a mid-sized transitional l-shaped multicolored floor dedicated laundry room design in Charleston with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets and blue walls
The sleek draws, the silver matching with knobs and faucet, and the bright blue accent - webuser_101873008

Dedicated laundry room - large traditional galley porcelain floor and gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in St Louis with blue cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, white countertops and beaded inset cabinets

Alise O'Brien
Dedicated laundry room - large traditional galley porcelain floor and gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in St Louis with blue cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, white countertops and beaded inset cabinets
I like the concept of either stacked washer and dryer or counter over then. However both make getting behind a nightmare. - william_heart93

Inspiration for a transitional laundry room remodel in Cleveland

Inspiration for a transitional laundry room remodel in Cleveland
חדר כביסה שהוא חדר ארונות - shaybc

Beautiful hickory cabinets in this Vermont retreat with granite counters, glass display cabinet, open shelving, double ovens, bar sink, appliance garage, and stone tile floors.

Example of a large transitional u-shaped ceramic floor and gray floor dedicated laundry room design in New York with an utility sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, gray walls and white countertops

A clean and efficiently planned laundry room on a second floor with 2 side by side washers and 2 side by side dryers. White built in cabinetry with walls covered in gray glass subway tiles. Peter Rymwid Photography
Ok being tall I like the washerdryer on pedistals, if a shelf at the bottom of the upper cabinets was added this would be ideal. lots of storage funstion, real sink, tall units, lets add delicates racks in the space and a built in ironing board. - william_heart93

Inspiration for a small timeless l-shaped linoleum floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room remodel in San Diego with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, white walls, black countertops and shaker cabinets

Inspiration for a small timeless l-shaped linoleum floor and multicolored floor dedicated laundry room remodel in San Diego with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, white walls, black countertops and shaker cabinets
Love design over washing machines - ashebelle20

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