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Kitchen Addition & Accessory Unit
Kitchen Addition & Accessory Unit
Reliance Design Build
Inspiration for a small contemporary l-shaped ceramic tile, gray floor and vaulted ceiling dedicated laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and brown countertops
Mud Room/Laundry Room Entry
Mud Room/Laundry Room Entry
Oland Living
Example of a small classic single-wall porcelain tile and brown floor laundry room design in Dallas with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, beige walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and beige countertops
Girard Avenue Laundry
Girard Avenue Laundry
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design & Photo Styling | John Kraemer & Sons, Remodel | Troy Thies, Photography Please Note: All “related,” “similar,” and “sponsored” products tagged or listed by Houzz are not actual products pictured. They have not been approved by Martha O’Hara Interiors nor any of the professionals credited. For information about our work, please contact design@oharainteriors.com.
Laundry Room Cabinets
Laundry Room Cabinets
Innovate Home Org
©ORG Home
Small transitional single-wall medium tone wood floor dedicated laundry room photo in Columbus with white cabinets, blue walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer, an undermount sink, solid surface countertops and raised-panel cabinets
Chestnut Street Project
Chestnut Street Project
North Fork Design Co.
Inspiration for a small transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room remodel in Boston
Suite for Mom
Suite for Mom
Allison Ong Shreffler, Architect / AOS Architect
Small elegant single-wall vinyl floor and brown floor dedicated laundry room photo in Other with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, laminate countertops, gray walls, gray countertops and a stacked washer/dryer
Paseo Dorado
Paseo Dorado
The Nelson Brothers | Willis Allen Real Estate
Square Foot Studios
Example of a small beach style travertine floor laundry closet design in San Diego with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets and a stacked washer/dryer
Allen residence
Allen residence
Shea Studio Interiors, Inc
John Body
Small transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room photo in DC Metro with shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, solid surface countertops, gray walls and a stacked washer/dryer
Brookhaven Remodel
Brookhaven Remodel
Restructure Studio
Restructure Studio's Brookhaven Remodel updated the entrance and completely reconfigured the living, dining and kitchen areas, expanding the laundry room and adding a new powder bath. Guests now enter the home into the newly-assigned living space, while an open kitchen occupies the center of the home.
Gray Laundry Room with Brass Hardware
Gray Laundry Room with Brass Hardware
Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath
Inspiration for a small transitional single-wall porcelain tile and white floor dedicated laundry room remodel in St Louis with an undermount sink, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, beige walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and recessed-panel cabinets
Whittier Kitchen
Whittier Kitchen
RemodelUp, Inc.
Small transitional galley utility room photo in Los Angeles with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops and a stacked washer/dryer
Neal
Neal
Planning and Building, Inc
Example of a small transitional l-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor dedicated laundry room design in Miami with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops
Westside Renovation
Westside Renovation
The Modern Hive
kessler photography
Example of a small trendy l-shaped porcelain tile dedicated laundry room design in Omaha with a drop-in sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, laminate countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray countertops
Updating Midcentury Modern
Updating Midcentury Modern
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.
The laundry is tucked away into a small hallway off the centralized hall leading to a guest bathroom. New slab front cabinets were added to hide away the functions of the laundry and sorting areas as well as an updated stone/mirror tile on the wall.
Myers Park Residence
Myers Park Residence
Guthmann Construction
The built-ins hide the washer and dryer below and laundry supplies and hanging bar above. The upper cabinets have glass doors to showcase the owners’ blue and white pieces. A new pocket door separates the Laundry Room from the smaller, lower level bathroom. The opposite wall also has matching cabinets and marble top for additional storage and work space. Jon Courville Photography
Sand Section, Manhattan Beach CA
Sand Section, Manhattan Beach CA
Eden LA Furniture and Interiors
Design by Eden LA Interiors Photo by Kim Pritchard Photography
Dedicated laundry room - small coastal galley ceramic tile and blue floor dedicated laundry room idea in Los Angeles with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, glass countertops, white walls, a side-by-side washer/dryer and white countertops
Atherton, CA Contemporary Elegance
Atherton, CA Contemporary Elegance
K.G.Bell Construction
No space for a full laundry room? No problem! Hidden by closet doors, this fully functional laundry area is sleek and modern.
Inspiration for a small contemporary single-wall laundry closet remodel in San Francisco with a stacked washer/dryer, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, beige cabinets and beige walls
Laundry Room
Laundry Room
Abbott Moon
The marble checkerboard floor and black cabinets make this laundry room unusually elegant.
Inspiration for a small timeless l-shaped multicolored floor dedicated laundry room remodel in Los Angeles with black cabinets, a stacked washer/dryer, an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, multicolored walls and white countertops
Blackshire
Blackshire
MARCUSSE CONSTRUCTION
Small danish single-wall dedicated laundry room photo in Grand Rapids with green cabinets, quartzite countertops, white walls, a stacked washer/dryer, white countertops and a single-bowl sink
Falcon Ridge Estates, Zircon Model Home
Falcon Ridge Estates, Zircon Model Home
Jagoe Homes Inc.
Jagoe Homes, Inc. Project: Falcon Ridge Estates, Zircon Model Home. Location: Evansville, Indiana. Elevation: C2, Site Number: FRE 22.
Small transitional single-wall ceramic tile dedicated laundry room photo in Other with beige walls and a side-by-side washer/dryer

Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat. Sounds simple enough, but when you have a small laundry room this can turn into a big mess of a task. Making the most of every single inch is crucial to keep this chore from feeling like one. Max out your laundry room design with creative solutions the perfect paint colors that will have you enjoying the scent of fresh clothes instead of crying over soiled loads. Check out these small laundry room ideas to have yours working like a well oiled machine.

Find the Right Configuration

Deciding on a front loading versus stacking washer and dryer set will depend on the space you have — don’t worry, there are plenty of small laundry room ideas for both configurations! Most homeowners prefer front loaders, or side-by-sides, because they allow you to have counter space on top of them if you choose. Some side-by-sides have risers that double as storage drawers, so you can bring the loads up to your level and hide the unsightly supplies below. You can also build your own platforms to create slots large enough for your laundry baskets.

Stacking washer and dryer sets are ideal for rooms that are lacking in floor space, even allowing a little wiggle room to fit in a sink. Take your time to really think about the best configuration for your layout before starting your small laundry room makeover.

Make Your Walls Work

Laundry room organization ideas seem to be a dime a dozen, but if you can’t make them work for your space they’re worthless. Luckily everyone has a wall or two in their room and can implement at least one of these space-saving tricks. The most obvious would be upper cabinets or open shelving to stash detergent and cleaning accessories above your machines or counters. Make them go all the way up to the ceiling and put the occasionally used stuff up at the top. A folding step stool that can be stowed beside the machines will come in handy to reach it all. If this is too much for you, try a hanging wall organizer, like the kind you might use to sort mail and hang keys, to hold the essentials you use most. A pull-out drying rack mounted to the wall or ceiling is a perfect way to create an on-demand feature in a small laundry room layout, as is a wall-mounted ironing board.

If you’re truly tight on space, add a shallow shelf behind your door. Those few inches are enough to store plenty of cleaning products, plus you’ll never see them unless you’re inside the room with the door closed!

Create Space

Small rooms require you to get creative and “make” space. How on earth can you make space out of nothing? Look for unique solutions and spots that can do double duty. For example, use a sliding barn door on the outside of your room so that you can use the precious space inside that otherwise would have been reserved for the door swing. Similarly, create storage that can be easily moved so you can access various parts of the room as needed — a cart on wheels that holds all of your laundry essentials is a perfect solution. If you have a large enough area for a sink (lucky you!) put a rod across it to hang clothes out to dry; even if it’s just enough for a few shirts it’s worth it.

Another worth-it addition if you can swing it is a spot to fold clothes. A pull-out shelf, a small section of counter space or a board atop a utility sink are all great makeshift folding centers. Take cues from other rooms, like the kitchen, and use a narrow slide-out cabinet traditionally used for spices to stick between or on the side of the washer and dryer. Most of these only require a few inches but make a world of difference when it comes to small laundry room storage.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small laundry room renovation or are building a designer laundry room from scratch, Houzz has 5,464 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Planning and Building, Inc and Eden LA Furniture and Interiors. Look through laundry room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a small laundry room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small laundry room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.