1. Laundry

Laundry Room Design Ideas

Mosman NSW
Mosman NSW
Peninsula Contemporary Bathrooms
Modern dedicated laundry room in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Aquaris Display Home
Aquaris Display Home
McCarthy Homes QLD
Steve Ryan
This is an example of a contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Gold Coast - Tweed with a drop-in sink, open cabinets, grey walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Harbour House
Harbour House
Electronic Living
Large beach style l-shaped utility room in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
Sally Feeney Interior Design Pty Ltd
Photo: Mark Fergus
This is an example of a small transitional single-wall utility room in Melbourne with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, beige cabinets, granite benchtops, porcelain floors, a stacked washer and dryer, grey floor, beige walls and beige benchtop.
Kurundi, Hawker Project
Kurundi, Hawker Project
Created Bespoke Joinery & Furniture
Contemporary single-wall utility room in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, concrete floors, a stacked washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Concord
Concord
Vicello Kitchens
Photo of a contemporary laundry room in Sydney.
Belle, Doncaster East
Belle, Doncaster East
Inbetween Architecture
Inspiration for a contemporary galley dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, white splashback, white walls, light hardwood floors and white benchtop.
Holiday Home
Holiday Home
Impala Kitchens and Bathrooms
DESIGN BRIEF “A family home to be lived in not just looked at” placed functionality as main priority in the extensive renovation of this coastal holiday home. Existing layout featured: – Inadequate bench space in the cooking zone – An impractical and overly large walk in pantry – Torturous angles in the design of the house made work zones cramped with a frenetic aesthetic at odds with the linear skylights creating disharmony and an unbalanced feel to the entire space. – Unappealing seating zones, not utilising the amazing view or north face space WISH LIST – Comfortable retreat for two people and extend family, with space for multiple cooks to work in the kitchen together or to a functional work zone for a couple. DESIGN SOLUTION – Removal of awkward angle walls creating more space for a larger kitchen – External angles which couldn’t be modified are hidden, creating a rational, serene space where the skylights run parallel to walls and fittings. NEW KITCHEN FEATURES – A highly functional layout with well-defined and spacious cooking, preparing and storage zones. – Generous bench space around cooktop and sink provide great workability in a small space – An inviting island bench for relaxing, working and entertaining for one or many cooks – A light filled interior with ocean views from several vantage points in the kitchen – An appliance/pantry with sliding for easy access to plentiful storage and hidden appliance use to keep the kitchen streamlined and easy to keep tidy. – A light filled interior with ocean views from several vantage points in the kitchen – Refined aesthetics which welcomes, relax and allows for individuality with warm timber open shelves curate collections that make the space feel like it’s a home always on holidays.
Contemporary Laundry Room
Contemporary Laundry Room
Inspiration for a contemporary laundry room in Melbourne.
Renovation project Sanctuary Cove
Renovation project Sanctuary Cove
Design DC
This is an example of a contemporary laundry room in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Springfield
Springfield
Aspect Joinery
Inspiration for a contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and black benchtop.
Briar Hill Laundry for Baulch Services
Briar Hill Laundry for Baulch Services
GDP Interior Design
Laundry with functionality and loads of flair. Leading onto outdoor entertaining area, it doubles as a utility area for serving and preparation. Photography by Urban Abode, Melbourne
Caulfield House
Caulfield House
Windiate Architects
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary galley dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, granite benchtops, white walls, concrete floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Samford Valley Acreage Property
Samford Valley Acreage Property
Elska Interiors
John Downs
Photo of a country laundry room in Brisbane.
Seaford Home
Seaford Home
Green Room Interiors
The same timber laminate was carried into the laundry to tie in with the kitchen island bench
Contemporary l-shaped dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer, white floor and white benchtop.
Luxe 437
Luxe 437
ArdenHomes
Contemporary laundry room in Melbourne.
Laundry with black towel racks
Laundry with black towel racks
Zesta Kitchens
Zesta Kitchens
Mid-sized contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with an undermount sink, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white walls, light hardwood floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
Open Living in Lewisham
Open Living in Lewisham
PGW Building
Photo of a contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Sydney with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, ceramic floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, white walls, grey floor and brown benchtop.
Projects working with JUST IN PLACE
Projects working with JUST IN PLACE
Rebecca Lu Photography
Photo of a contemporary laundry room in Sydney.
Industrial Chic
Industrial Chic
Amy Storm & Company
We basically squeezed this into a closet, but wow does it deliver! The roll out shelf can expand for folding and ironing and push back in when it's not needed. The wood shelves offer great linen storage and the exposed brick is a great reminder of all the hard work that has been done in this home! Joe Kwon
Laundry designs seldom receive the attention they deserve, especially considering how often they’re used. A well-planned laundry, complete with built-in cabinets, a laundry sink, washing machine and clothes dryer, can serve many needs. It can help simplify your household chores; store drying clothes and cleaning products; and can even provide a spot for you to groom pets.

Because of its hardworking, multipurpose potential, a laundry renovation is a worthwhile investment. Smart laundry designs have layouts that save you time and effort. For example, a washing machine and clothes dryer should be positioned next to one another or stacked, and laundry baskets and hampers should be within easy reach; while an ironing board should be stowed by a power point. Ample storage, bench space for laundry baskets and practical lighting are also essential.

Browse the photos on Houzz for efficient laundry ideas, from layouts and storage to appliances, and strike up a conversation with the designers of your favourite laundry renovations. For more laundry ideas, browse the Stories section on Houzz.

How do I add storage to my laundry?


A combination of storage solutions is key to running an efficient laundry. Include shelves above or beside the washing machine to store washing detergent, softener and other cleaning products; and laundry bins for dirty clothes. Consider a custom-built cupboard for an ironing board, so it can easily fold out when you need it, or mount the ironing board directly to the wall or on the back of a door. A retractable clothesline is a handy addition to dry delicate clothes, while a clothes hanger mounted to the wall is ideal for hanging freshly pressed shirts.

What else can I use my laundry for?


Multipurpose laundry rooms or utility rooms can help save valuable space in your home. The laundry sink can be used to bathe your furry friends; your laundry cupboard can store sports equipment, gardening tools and umbrellas; and a spare nook can be filled with a desk and chair to create an office space while you wait for your load to finish. If your laundry is at the front of the house, consider using it as a drop station for mail, mobile phones and keys. Include a bench seat or stool, wall-mounted hooks for bags and a coat stand and it can even be used as a place to get the kids organised before you walk out the front door.

How can I decorate my laundry?


Laundries are usually filled to the brim with appliances and storage, so take advantage of your walls when decorating and use cheery paint colours or wallpaper to make doing the chores more pleasant! Fun signs, posters, murals and wall decals will also add character to the space. Think of your storage as decor, too – look for bins and baskets with decorative touches, and use brightly-coloured or patterned hangers.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a laundry room renovation or are building a designer laundry room from scratch, Houzz has 96,274 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Peninsula Contemporary Bathrooms and PGW Building. Look through laundry room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a laundry room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful laundry room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.