There is plenty of storage in this stylish laundry room. Running the length of the wall above the washer and dryer, there are cabinets, while a small, slender cabinet is situated on either side of the machines for additional storage. This helps the homeowner keep her laundry room neat and tidy with a space for everything.
Contemporary Laundry Room With Checkerboard Flooring
This spacious, transitional laundry room offers plenty of room for functional and stylish design ideas to form. Designer Traci Zeller adds drama to the room through a black-and-white color scheme and checkerboard tiled flooring. Glass decanters serve as attractive storage containers for detergent, clothespins and other laundry essentials.
To squeeze every last square inch out your cupboards — and still be able to easily access what’s in back — install a tiered shelf, like this bamboo option from The Container Store that expands to fit the width.
If you’re redoing your pantry, choose wire shelving and drawer bins, like these from ClosetMaid. They let you see exactly what’s located where, even on high, hard-to-reach spots that solid shelves would obscure.
Save space by throwing out packaging, advises Clea Shearer, cofounder of The Home Edit, who recommends transferring items like granola bars and wrapped crackers into labeled bins. Or, shop in the bulk section when possible to skip cardboard boxes altogether.
A zinc-clad barn door conceals this walk in pantry when not in use. Shelves made from chicken wire and angle iron allow crumbs fall to the counter instead of being stuck on the shelves, making for easy cleanup.
The Neat Method pros can’t get enough of OXO containers. “They help you use the full height of your shelf, ensure food stays fresh, and did we mention they’re dishwasher safe?!” To track expiration dates, apply stickers to the bottoms.
Put children’s snacks on the bottom pantry shelf, suggests Clea Shearer, cofounder of The Home Edit. This makes it easy for them to help themselves without accidentally knocking over, say, a nearby bag of flour.
No need for a trip to the kennel. Constructed by Washington, D.C.-based Four Brothers Carpentry, this built-in dog kennel and spa is located in a spacious mudroom that includes the family’s laundry facilities. Two comfy cages hold large dogs. A bottom drawer reveals a hide-a-way bed for a tiny pooch.