With a laundry nook right smack in the middle of their bedroom, Erin and Chris decided to mask it with a simple drapery panel that easily slides open for instant access. Erin notes, "While staring at a washer and dryer isn't ideal for a design enthusiast like me, I really couldn't complain since having a washer and dryer in a San Francisco rental is a total luxury. So we just worked with it!"
Contemporary Bedroom Retreat Serves as Live-Work Space
A large laundry area and plenty of built-in storage form a uniquely functional space in this blue contemporary master retreat. The homeowner wanted a space to work as well as a space to relax. The design team accomplished both goals by creating this multifunctional suite that connects to the master bedroom.
Transitional Laundry Closet is Functional, Stylish
Within the master bedroom was a small entry hallway and extra closet, creating a perfect spot to carve out a small laundry room. Full-sized stacked washer and dryer sit next to adjustable shelves for holding supplies. New louvered doors offer ventilation and flow with the home’s plantation shutters throughout.
Wooden shelves provide convenient storage for cleaning supplies in this charming laundry room. Neutral walls keep the space feeling nice and clean, while woven laundry baskets are a beautiful upgrade from plain jane plastic. A large glass canister is used to store powdered detergent.
Tasked with fitting a washer and two dryers into this slim laundry room, designer RaeLynn Callaway of Classically Yours Interiors had limited space to add storage. She configured the cabinets to make the most of every inch, including open niches for bins and baskets. She also paid special attention to aesthetics, with lively green paint and corner cabinets that house art and accents. "I have realized that if you have a 'happy' laundry room you have a happy laundry person," Callaway says. Fun colors, cabinet hardware, flooring patterns and decor can really make a difference."
The 10-cycle, front load washer with steam includes a sanitize cycle and internal water heater that increases the water temperature to reduce bacteria and provide better cleaning for tough stains. The 13-cycle, front load dryer with a stainless drum that resists rust and helps protect clothes includes steam refresh and a sensor that takes the guesswork out of drying times.
A stackable washer/dryer set saves space in this laundry room, freeing up the floors for baskets and hampers in transit. To ensure that the units wouldn't feel out of place, the designers outfitted them with wood that complements the cabinetry around the room.
For this laundry room, Mark Warren of Warren Home Restorations Inc. wanted to combine efficient storage and ample light with pleasing design that would blend with the rest of the home. An apron-front sink makes a pretty stand-in for a utility sink. To the right, specially sized niches hold laundry baskets that make sorting and toting a snap.
Functional Laundry Room with Plenty of Storage Space
Tucked away in the laundry room, designers made space for stacking laundry appliances, the family's refrigerator, plenty of cabinet storage and a laundry sink. These features make this space especially functional as well as keeps the rest of the home's design sleek, clean and free from unnecessary, bulky appliances.
Interesting pulls and playful tiles take the basic white backdrop of this laundry room and turn the look into something fun. A rug on the floor adds another cozy texture. Wire baskets make organizing linens a snap.