Pocket doors reveal a cleverly hidden second floor laundry room. Previously, this room had a lot of open, wasted space, so designers added a bit of definition to make the space functional, but also to divert the additional space to a room that needed it more. To give this small space a little personality, monochromatic tile was added to the space, making it a bit more funky.
When designing small task spaces, create visual interest through the art of layering. Here the back wall is given depth with a linear-patterned wallpaper that looks like rustic barn siding. For contrast, the closet doors are covered in a fabric with a more fluid pattern that pulls in the same blues and whites.
No built-in cabinets? No problem. Ikea's Algot adjustable mounted storage lets you install the features you need without a contractor. After you attach vertical rails to the wall, the shelves and drying rack easily fit into place — and you can always add more.
Space is often at a premium in laundry rooms, so it's important to put every inch to good use. Take advantage of vertical wall space by installing simple yet stylish hooks like the ones in this laundry room. These are perfect for hanging a variety of items, including a "lost sock" basket. (We've all got 'em.)