This homeowner longed for a laundry area but didn't have space to remodel an existing room. To the rescue: designer Giana Shorthouse of Terracotta Properties, who teamed up with a local cabinetmaker to create a custom kitchen laundry and storage room. Stackable appliances sit next to a closet that has pullout drawers as well as room to iron. Metal mesh door fronts allow moisture out and air to circulate, yet blend seamlessly with the look of the cabinetry.
This two-in-one space features a large kitchen in conjunction with a laundry area that includes a washer and dryer. White Shaker-style cabinets evoke a traditional feel while blending with farmhouse features, like the apron-front sink and antique countertop scale.
This Spanish Colonial was in need of a functional laundry room, so designers added one off the kitchen. By separating the kitchen and laundry room spaces, designers were able to create a functional laundry room and a sophisticated, functional kitchen with dining area.
This white and gray kitchen features a built-in laundry area with stackable washer and dryer units that allow more room for other kitchen appliances, like the wine refrigerator. A wire bin above the dryer is perfect for stowing away laundry essentials.
Lucie Ayres' client asked to have a pantry, laundry room AND a desk in a small nook of the kitchen. She made it happen mainly by opening the walls between the former laundry room and kitchen and by installing space-saving retractable doors.
This Colorado residence by Tomecek Studio Architecture is actually a hybrid container house, incorporating two shipping containers on either side of a more traditional structure. The entire 1,500-square-foot Nederland House makes the most of its Rocky Mountain views, while the containers are where you’ll find the bedrooms, bath, office, laundry room and kitchen. Though it’s not part of the containers, the upstairs of the center structure features a platform bed on sliding tracks — giving an entirely new meaning to sleeping under the stars.