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Laundry Room Design Ideas

Greenlea
Greenlea
Visbeen Architects
Mid-sized country galley dedicated laundry room in Grand Rapids with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white walls, slate floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, blue floor and white benchtop.
Laundry & Mud Room - Glen Ellyn, IL
Laundry & Mud Room - Glen Ellyn, IL
PB Kitchen Design
Utility cabinet in Laundry Room
Inspiration for a large scandinavian utility room in Chicago with grey cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer and recessed-panel cabinets.
dogs dream
dogs dream
Artistic Renovations of Ohio LLC
this dog wash is a great place to clean up your pets and give them the spa treatment they deserve. There is even an area to relax for your pet under the counter in the padded cabinet.
Mudroom/Laundry Room
Mudroom/Laundry Room
Closet Factory Chicago
Multi-Functional and beautiful Laundry/Mudroom. Laundry folding space above the washer/drier with pull out storage in between. Storage for cleaning and other items above the washer/drier.
In Keeping With Tradition
In Keeping With Tradition
Meadowlark Design+Build
This "perfect-sized" laundry room is just off the mudroom and can be closed off from the rest of the house. The large window makes the space feel large and open. A custom designed wall of shelving and specialty cabinets accommodates everything necessary for day-to-day laundry needs. This custom home was designed and built by Meadowlark Design+Build in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photography by Joshua Caldwell.
Contemporary Coastal New Home
Contemporary Coastal New Home
CVI Design - Carly Visser
Photo of a transitional l-shaped dedicated laundry room in Grand Rapids with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, grey walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Alhambra Circle
Alhambra Circle
Split Level Construction, Inc
Photo of a transitional laundry room in Miami.
Living Spaces
Living Spaces
Clean Design
Donna Dotan Photography Inc.
Photo of a transitional single-wall laundry cupboard in New York with white cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer and white benchtop.
5280 Magazine Fall 2016 Feature
5280 Magazine Fall 2016 Feature
Oliver Designs
A cluttered suburban laundry room gets a makeover—cubbies and dog-wash station included. Photography by S. Brenner
This is an example of a country l-shaped laundry room in Denver with flat-panel cabinets, a side-by-side washer and dryer, beige floor and beige benchtop.
Flower Mound Transitional Modern
Flower Mound Transitional Modern
Urbanology Designs
This is an example of a large transitional galley dedicated laundry room in Dallas with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, white walls, beige benchtop, flat-panel cabinets, a side-by-side washer and dryer and grey floor.
Laundry Room with Workbench and Storage
Laundry Room with Workbench and Storage
Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets - Larry Fox
Weiller - 2014
Inspiration for a traditional laundry room in San Francisco with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, grey walls and a side-by-side washer and dryer.
Home Renovation, Boston, MA
Home Renovation, Boston, MA
kelly mcguill home
kyle caldwell
This is an example of a country single-wall utility room in Boston with a farmhouse sink, open cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, brick floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer and white benchtop.
Modern Farmhouse
Modern Farmhouse
Noelle Interiors
Jason Cook
Photo of a beach style single-wall dedicated laundry room in Los Angeles with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, wood benchtops, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, multi-coloured floor and grey benchtop.
Fresh Farmhouse
Fresh Farmhouse
Becky Rose Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional single-wall dedicated laundry room in Nashville with an undermount sink, turquoise cabinets, quartz benchtops, dark hardwood floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, brown floor, white benchtop, recessed-panel cabinets and beige walls.
CARLES DRIVE
CARLES DRIVE
Aspen Interiors
Glen Doone Photography
Small contemporary galley dedicated laundry room in Detroit with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, granite benchtops, beige walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, beige floor, ceramic floors and shaker cabinets.
Scandinavian Lakeside Remodel
Scandinavian Lakeside Remodel
Traci Connell Interiors
Inspiration for a large transitional galley dedicated laundry room in Dallas with shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, wood benchtops, white walls, porcelain floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and beige benchtop.
Class Romantic Ranch
Class Romantic Ranch
KBG Design
Mid-sized transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room in San Francisco with an utility sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor, white benchtop, quartzite benchtops and porcelain floors.
Bluffton, IN Laundry Room
Bluffton, IN Laundry Room
Steele Canvas
3 BU No 122 Small Truck with 2 inch stem casters Photo Credit: Amy Gerber/Brown Eyes Plus Blue (www.browneyesplusblue.com)
Traditional u-shaped dedicated laundry room in Boston with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer and beige benchtop.
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
Ocean Lane, Palm Beach
Ocean Lane, Palm Beach
Superior Wood Products
Photo of a contemporary dedicated laundry room in Miami with open cabinets, medium wood cabinets and a side-by-side washer and dryer.
Hinsdale Showhouse
Hinsdale Showhouse
Cynthia Lynn Photography
Inspiration for a country single-wall dedicated laundry room in Chicago with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Chestnut Street Project
Chestnut Street Project
North Fork Design Co.
This is an example of a small transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room in Boston.
Laundry
Laundry
Catherine Nguyen Photography
Catherine Nguyen Photography
This is an example of a transitional galley dedicated laundry room in Raleigh with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite benchtops, white walls, light hardwood floors and a side-by-side washer and dryer.
Lake Cornelia Laundry
Lake Cornelia Laundry
TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders
Jenna & Lauren Weiler
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern laundry room in Minneapolis with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, granite benchtops, laminate floors, a stacked washer and dryer, multi-coloured floor and grey walls.
Garden Hills Residence
Garden Hills Residence
Rabaut Design Associates, Inc.
Chris Little Photography
This is an example of a traditional laundry room in Atlanta with white cabinets, white benchtop and a drop-in sink.
Leighanne's Residence
Leighanne's Residence
Leighanne LaMarre Interiors
Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
Country single-wall dedicated laundry room in Detroit with shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, multi-coloured floor and white benchtop.
Laundry Room - After
Laundry Room - After
Realty Restoration, LLC
Christopher Davison, AIA
This is an example of a large modern galley utility room in Austin with an utility sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, a side-by-side washer and dryer and brown walls.
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 86,490 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders and Clean Design. 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.