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.
A simple solution for the clothes you can't throw into the dryer? A tried-and-true clothesline. This retractable option from World Market takes up just a couple inches on the wall yet provides eight feet for hanging shirts, pants and more.
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.
Sorting bins for lights, darks and towels don't have to be front and center. When Erin Rollins of the blog Sunny Side Up was redoing her laundry room, she created drawers that disguise her plastic baskets. "Laundry can be such a chore," she says, "so I wanted a room that made the process as streamlined as possible."
The center of the laundry room includes an under-mount stainless steel sink used for rinsing clothes before tossing them into the wash. While under-mount sinks add a clean, seamless look to countertops, they also require a great deal of skill to install. In order for an under-mount sink to be properly installed, it’s positioned into place from below, then secured to the bottom of the countertop with silicone.
For extra organization and added style, mount a metal basket on the wall to create a shelf. Then, add a pair of straps below to store your ironing board. For an extra bit of glam, add material to the back side of the shelf that matches your ironing board.