Laundry Room Design Ideas
Laundry rooms are typically limited in space and overlooked when remodeling, but they can be incredibly efficient if designed well and the right accessories are incorporated.
- Select your washer/dryer.
- This is the first place to start, because your cabinets, sink, counters, and accessories will be designed around your washer/dryer. If you are keeping your existing washer/dryer, then your work here is done. If you are buying new machines, then you will need to decide between stackable or side-by-side. Your room size may limit you to stackable, which is more compact.
- Create a wish-list.
- Since laundry rooms are often small, you might not be able to fit everything you want. Create a prioritized wish list so that your designer knows what to focus on. We normally suggest:
- counter area next to the washer/dryer
- A large sink – depending on plumbing conditions
- Hanging rods for drying clothes
- Cabinet storage or open shelves for cleaning supplies
- Specific location for laundry bins and/or baskets
- Space for an ironing board and/or Steamer
- Cabinet Ideas.
- Designing the laundry room with semi-custom or custom cabinets is the best way to create dedicated storage areas. Cabinet sizes can be modified to fit the room like a glove. This means making use of every inch of a tight area. Cabinets can be designed with hamper pull-outs or tilt-outs, keeping dirty clothes out of sight.
Pull out hampers
Tilt out hamper
- The right accessories can make a big difference in areas that are especially tight on space. A few great examples are pull out ironing boards and wall-hung drying racks.
Pull out ironing board
- Laundry combo rooms.
- Laundry rooms are sometimes shared spaces. Here is an example of a mudroom/laundry room combination. The room accommodates a side-by-side washer/dryer machine, a farm sink, a closet for coat storage, a built-in refrigerator (supplementary to the main kitchen refrigerator) and plenty of cabinet storage and counter space. A custom feature to the laundry room is the folding wood top over the washer and dryer.
Closed wood top
Open wood top