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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, a side-by-side washer/dryer 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, a side-by-side washer/dryer and multicolored countertops
Awesome sink and drying bar in the laundry area. - webuser_112775775

Dedicated laundry room - beach style gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in Boston with white cabinets, gray walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer, white countertops and shaker cabinets

Dedicated laundry room - beach style gray floor dedicated laundry room idea in Boston with white cabinets, gray walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer, white countertops and shaker cabinets
hanging clothes and sheets to dry - vafereydouni

Inspiration for a large transitional single-wall medium tone wood floor and brown floor utility room remodel in Grand Rapids with flat-panel cabinets, gray walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer, gray cabinets and a drop-in sink

Inspiration for a small country l-shaped ceramic floor and blue floor dedicated laundry room remodel in San Francisco with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer, white countertops and shaker cabinets

Farmhouse style laundry room featuring navy patterned Cement Tile flooring, custom white overlay cabinets, brass cabinet hardware, farmhouse sink, and wall mounted faucet.
Deeper “farm house” style sink with cabinet under and pull out drawers to the side of it. - talents

Trendy single-wall dedicated laundry room photo in San Francisco with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets and beige walls

EBHCI Courtney Heaton Design John Cinti Design
Trendy single-wall dedicated laundry room photo in San Francisco with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets and beige walls
Laundry as entry. Landing area easy care floor glass door. - cwestover

Inspiration for a transitional single-wall white floor laundry room remodel in Salt Lake City with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, green cabinets, white walls and a side-by-side washer/dryer

Inspiration for a transitional single-wall white floor laundry room remodel in Salt Lake City with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, green cabinets, white walls and a side-by-side washer/dryer
love the color and the setup but what about folding space? - jgagan

Example of a farmhouse gray floor laundry room design in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, gray walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray countertops

Jeff Herr Photography
Example of a farmhouse gray floor laundry room design in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, gray walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray countertops
The ship lap wall,cubbies, shelves, and counter space. The room feels light and bright - kristin_varon

Inspiration for a small transitional single-wall ceramic floor and beige floor dedicated laundry room remodel in San Francisco with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops

Paul Dyer
Inspiration for a small transitional single-wall ceramic floor and beige floor dedicated laundry room remodel in San Francisco with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops
The light and space but still a bit more compact. - kristin_varon

Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional l-shaped dedicated laundry room remodel in Miami with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls and a side-by-side washer/dryer

Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional l-shaped dedicated laundry room remodel in Miami with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls and a side-by-side washer/dryer
hanging rod over the washer & dryer? Our washer and dryer may be too tall - jillian_clark81

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
could go over the washing machine? - lisa_fields28

Country single-wall brick floor utility room photo in Boston with a farmhouse sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer 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, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops
Nice room for a dog wash also when it’s muddy out.You can hose the dog down. - jacoline_adelin

Example of a farmhouse single-wall multicolored floor dedicated laundry room design in Detroit with shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops

Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
Example of a farmhouse single-wall multicolored floor dedicated laundry room design in Detroit with shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops
Counter over washer and dryer - jscottpowers

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 lights - seems like a farm house look - jgagan

Inspiration for a beach style single-wall multicolored floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray countertops

Chad Mellon
Inspiration for a beach style single-wall multicolored floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray countertops
White above, dark below and gray farm sink - webuser_536825951

Utility room - small country single-wall brown floor and medium tone wood floor utility room idea in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, solid surface countertops and gray countertops

In the prestigious Enatai neighborhood in Bellevue, this mid 90’s home was in need of updating. Bringing this home from a bleak spec project to the feeling of a luxurious custom home took partnering with an amazing interior designer and our specialists in every field. Everything about this home now fits the life and style of the homeowner and is a balance of the finer things with quaint farmhouse styling. RW Anderson Homes is the premier home builder and remodeler in the Seattle and Bellevue area. Distinguished by their excellent team, and attention to detail, RW Anderson delivers a custom tailored experience for every customer. Their service to clients has earned them a great reputation in the industry for taking care of their customers. Working with RW Anderson Homes is very easy. Their office and design team work tirelessly to maximize your goals and dreams in order to create finished spaces that aren’t only beautiful, but highly functional for every customer. In an industry known for false promises and the unexpected, the team at RW Anderson is professional and works to present a clear and concise strategy for every project. They take pride in their references and the amount of direct referrals they receive from past clients. RW Anderson Homes would love the opportunity to talk with you about your home or remodel project today. Estimates and consultations are always free. Call us now at 206-383-8084 or email Ryan@rwandersonhomes.com.
smaller bench with hooks for hanging outdoor wear? - lisa_fields28

Transitional laundry room photo in Salt Lake City

Transitional laundry room photo in Salt Lake City
Add traditional "garbage can pull out" for dog food storage. - sb_phillips

Inspiration for a transitional u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Phoenix with quartz countertops, shaker cabinets, green cabinets, a stacked washer/dryer, white countertops and multicolored walls

Photo: High Res Media Build: AFT Construction Design: E Interiors
Inspiration for a transitional u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Phoenix with quartz countertops, shaker cabinets, green cabinets, a stacked washer/dryer, white countertops and multicolored walls
Wallpaper!!!! (Not this wallpaper but the idea of it on an accent wall) - erika_shepherd

Wood ceramic tiles and natural stone shower pan. SB builders and construction
Example of a classic bathroom design in DC Metro

Dedicated laundry room - beach style white floor dedicated laundry room idea in Miami with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops

Jessica Glynn Photography
Dedicated laundry room - beach style white floor dedicated laundry room idea in Miami with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, gray walls and gray countertops
These drying racks are kinda cool! - julesann3064

Inspiration for a modern laundry room remodel in New York

Inspiration for a modern laundry room remodel in New York
Pullout drawers for hanging clothes - stacey_treadway

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