Storage Dilemma: Doing laundry feels like a constant chore, made worse because your laundry room lacks storage. Solution: Smart tools like slide-out hampers, hanging rods for air-drying clothes and shelves for supplies take advantage of every inch of space available. This way you can focus on the task at hand, instead of searching for supplies.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
The clients have two dogs — a chocolate lab and chihuahua — that they consider full-fledged family members. Designer Joanna Gaines took that as an opportunity to do something special in the new laundry room, incorporating a decidedly dog-centric theme and design.
This laundry room does double duty as a crafting room as well, with long countertops, a tall stool and lots of drawers and cabinets for storage. A pretty graphic pattern on the floor gives a chic, contemporary touch to the entire space.
Spacious Laundry Room With Cherry Wood Cabinets and Farmhouse Sink
This gray laundry room features cherry wood cabinets paired with granite countertops and a farmhouse sink. Neutral tile floors and wainscoting add finishing touches, while recessed lighting illuminates the space from above.
If your favorite dryer sheets' package clashes with your color palette, transfer the contents into a container that's more in line with the decor. Stacy Risenmay of the blog Not Just a Housewife chose an old metal box that adds the perfect patina to her laundry room.
This renovated laundry room, first seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, is bright and clean thanks to dove gray walls and large white shelves. Tile floors makes messes easy to clean, while woven baskets offer ample storage.
Because this laundry area sits between a master bedroom and an art studio, the design team at Crystal Kitchen Center wanted to make it accessible and functional for both purposes. The stained-glass window, backlit by a skylight, serves as an art piece and makes the room feel more expansive. The room is small, so a stackable washer and dryer help to conserve square footage. A staircase bump-out creates a spot for laundry baskets as well as a hanging rod, and a shelf over the sink acts as a handy supply station.
This spacious laundry room boasts a side-by-side, front loading washer and dryer tucked underneath butcher block countertops. Crisp white cabinets provide plenty of storage for detergents and cleaning supplies.
This designer laundry room built by Harrison Design and decorated by Brian Patrick Flynn is packed with classic style certain to withstand the test of time. Any time you’re designing a task-related space involving high-cost items such as appliances and millwork, it’s best to stick with styles that aren’t too trendy. If a room looks too current, it’s likely to date faster.
Sleek dark wood cabinets are paired with simple gray countertops for a chic and functional laundry room. Floating shelves and cubbies provide open storage, while the space is grounded by rectangular gray tiles. A stainless steel-framed door leads to the private patio.