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Laundry Room Design Ideas

Ormley Laundry
Ormley Laundry
Framed Renovations
Photo of a country laundry room in Hobart with a drop-in sink, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and planked wall panelling.
Samford Valley Acreage Property
Samford Valley Acreage Property
Elska Interiors
John Downs
Photo of a country laundry room in Brisbane.
Arrol
Arrol
Lindon Homes Pty Ltd
Fresh White Hamtons Style Laundry
Mid-sized traditional single-wall dedicated laundry room in Brisbane with white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white walls, white benchtop, a drop-in sink and raised-panel cabinets.
Petersham modern terrace by Schemes and Spaces
Petersham modern terrace by Schemes and Spaces
Ryan Linnegar Photography
Design ideas for a scandinavian laundry room in Sydney.
Manly Heritage Semi No 2
Manly Heritage Semi No 2
Archisoul Architects
Tom Ferguson Photography
Contemporary single-wall laundry cupboard in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, medium hardwood floors, a stacked washer and dryer and brown floor.
Ferry Road
Ferry Road
anderson architecture
Tad Ferguson
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary single-wall laundry room in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer, black floor and white benchtop.
Claremont
Claremont
son & son architects
Contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Perth with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, white walls, slate floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and brown benchtop.
Bayview House
Bayview House
BuildHer Collective
The Bayview Laundry
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a side-by-side washer and dryer, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey floor and white benchtop.
Kens Road
Kens Road
Nest Renovations
Contemporary galley dedicated laundry room in Sydney with white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white walls, porcelain floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor, white benchtop, a drop-in sink and flat-panel cabinets.
Renovation - Paddington 3
Renovation - Paddington 3
Corella Construction
Contemporary laundry room in Brisbane.
Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant
AMG Home Builders
Photo of a contemporary galley laundry room in Perth with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, beige floor and beige benchtop.
Northcote
Northcote
By Bruno
Inspiration for a contemporary single-wall laundry room in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white walls, white floor and white benchtop.
Flinders house
Flinders house
Peter Marko
Photo of a scandinavian dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a single-bowl sink, white cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Balgowlah
Balgowlah
All Things Building
Good looking and very functional family laundry. Great for muddy kids getting home from footy training! Loads of functional storage, large second fridge and blackboard with the family schedule
Multi-functional laundries
Multi-functional laundries
Bella Life Style
This renovated laundry incorporates an office function with plenty of room. to move. The pale blue cabinetry connects to the rug and chair, the natural wood flooring, wicker chair and baskets connect to add contrasting warmth. The light fitting is simple and well selected in natural and clear glass
sunshine beach residence
sunshine beach residence
zooi design
Beach style galley laundry room in Sunshine Coast with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
2231 Springdale Avenue
2231 Springdale Avenue
Ram Construction, Inc./Ram Design-Build
Transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room in Charlotte with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, white walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, multi-coloured floor and white benchtop.
Marietta Modern Farmhouse
Marietta Modern Farmhouse
Alan Clark Architects, LLC
Jeff Herr Photography
Photo of a country laundry room in Atlanta with open cabinets, blue cabinets, grey walls, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and grey benchtop.
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 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 Visbeen Architects and PB Kitchen 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.