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Small Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry
Laundry
schemes & spaces
Laundry integrates into bathroom with matching gunmetal tapware and convenient benchtop and hanging rail.
Design ideas for a small scandinavian single-wall utility room in Sydney with a drop-in sink, quartz benchtops, grey walls, porcelain floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Thornleigh Kitchen & Laundry Renovation Sydney 2120
Thornleigh Kitchen & Laundry Renovation Sydney 2120
The Renovation Broker
Small transitional u-shaped utility room in Sydney with a single-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey walls, ceramic floors, a stacked washer and dryer, brown floor and white benchtop.
Collingwood Warehouse Apartment
Collingwood Warehouse Apartment
Jasmine McClelland Design
Contemporary warehouse apartment in Collingwood. Photography by Shania Shegedyn
Inspiration for a small contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a concealed washer and dryer, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Freshen Up
Freshen Up
Sandbox Studio®
This is an example of a small contemporary single-wall laundry room in Sydney with an undermount sink, quartz benchtops, a side-by-side washer and dryer, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, white walls, grey floor and white benchtop.
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
Sally Feeney Interior Design Pty Ltd
Compact Laundry and Powder Room. 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, beige benchtop and ceramic splashback.
Dot's House: Laundry
Dot's House: Laundry
Atlas Architects
This is an example of a small contemporary l-shaped dedicated laundry room in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, beaded inset cabinets, light wood cabinets, marble benchtops, white walls, ceramic floors, a stacked washer and dryer, white floor 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.
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
City Condo in the Sky
City Condo in the Sky
HSH Interiors
Small contemporary single-wall laundry cupboard in San Francisco with white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer, beige floor, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and light hardwood floors.
Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room
Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room
Decorlift Design Co
Small transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room in Detroit with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, multi-coloured walls, porcelain floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, black floor, white benchtop and wallpaper.
Compact Laundry Room Renovation
Compact Laundry Room Renovation
Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc
This little laundry room uses hidden tricks to modernize and maximize limited space. The main wall features bumped out upper cabinets above the washing machine for increased storage and easy access. Next to the cabinets are open shelves that allow space for the air vent on the back wall. This fan was faux painted to match the cabinets - blending in so well you wouldn’t even know it’s there! Between the cabinetry and blue fantasy marble countertop sits a luxuriously tiled backsplash. This beautiful backsplash hides the door to necessary valves, its outline barely visible while allowing easy access. Making the room brighter are light, textured walls, under cabinet, and updated lighting. Though you can’t see it in the photos, one more trick was used: the door was changed to smaller french doors, so when open, they are not in the middle of the room. Door backs are covered in the same wallpaper as the rest of the room - making the doors look like part of the room, and increasing available space.
LG Washer & Dryer
LG Washer & Dryer
Baron's Major Brands
6 Motions, 1 Amazing Wash Performance. The wash performance of the machine is greatly improved, giving you perfect results every time.
This is an example of a small modern single-wall dedicated laundry room in Boston with a farmhouse sink, grey cabinets, soapstone benchtops, grey walls, ceramic floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer, beige floor and beaded inset cabinets.
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.
Boho Farmhouse
Boho Farmhouse
Alison Interiors
Photo of a small transitional single-wall dedicated laundry room in San Diego with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, wood benchtops, grey splashback, porcelain floors and a side-by-side washer and dryer.
Knoll - Farmhouse Laundry Room
Knoll - Farmhouse Laundry Room
In the Deets
Farmhouse style laundry room featuring navy patterned Cement Tile flooring, custom white overlay cabinets, brass cabinet hardware, farmhouse sink, and wall mounted faucet.
Lynngrove Ave
Lynngrove Ave
Pizzale Design Inc.
This contemporary compact laundry room packs a lot of punch and personality. With it's gold fixtures and hardware adding some glitz, the grey cabinetry, industrial floors and patterned backsplash tile brings interest to this small space. Fully loaded with hanging racks, large accommodating sink, vacuum/ironing board storage & laundry shoot, this laundry room is not only stylish but function forward.
Kristen's Laundry Room
Kristen's Laundry Room
Grassroots Design
JVL Photography
Inspiration for a small contemporary single-wall dedicated laundry room in Ottawa with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, grey walls, light hardwood floors, a side-by-side washer and dryer and beige benchtop.
Updating Midcentury Modern
Updating Midcentury Modern
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.
The laundry is tucked away into a small hallway off the centralized hall leading to a guest bathroom. New slab front cabinets were added to hide away the functions of the laundry and sorting areas as well as an updated stone/mirror tile on the wall.
Bethesda, MD Rustic Transitional Basement Makeover
Bethesda, MD Rustic Transitional Basement Makeover
FineCraft Contractors, Inc.
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA This total revamp turned out better than anticipated leaving the clients thrilled with the outcome. Finecraft Contractors, Inc. Interior Designer: Anna Cave Susie Soleimani Photography Blog: http://graciousinteriors.blogspot.com/2016/07/from-cellar-to-stellar-lower-level.html
Farmhouse Laundry Room
Farmhouse Laundry Room
Haus Interior Design
Just off the main hall from our Baker's Kitchen project was a dark little laundry room that also served as the main entry from the garage. By adding cement tiles, cheerful navy cabinets and a butcher block counter, we transformed the space into a bright laundry room that also provides a warm welcome to the house.
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Saving space in your house or apartment is often unavoidable, especially for hard-working rooms like the laundry. For most of us, thinking about washing clothes, drying, and ironing comes well after we have designed the laundry space. So what do you do when reality strikes? If you are looking for inspiration on small laundry design ideas, discover our favourites in the Houzz image gallery. You can even use our filters to search by cabinet style, tile colour, or only within Australia if you want to narrow it down.

Here’s a few smart ideas to consider when you’re short on space:

Laundry Closet

Keep your apartment nice and tidy, by turning your closet into a very small laundry area. When it comes to small laundry ideas to DIY, this has to be one of the most convenient ones. If you are creative enough, you can store many of your laundry equipment in here, and avoid having them around your living area. Place the dryer on top of the washer, build a vertical sliding organiser, and add a couple of shelves. That can be all it takes!

Ironing Board Cabinet

Nothing will save up space like an ironing board cabinet. This is by far one of the best small laundry ideas, especially when you’re on a budget! When you need the ironing board, just open the cabinet doors and pull it down. After you have finished, simply fold it up and shut the doors. If the cabinet is built well - possibly by one of the amazing pros from the Houzz directory - it can also be used as storage for other ironing essentials.

Bath and Small Laundry Ideas

Combining a laundry area with your bathroom or powder room can be very efficient. You don’t need an extra room, and the plumbing lines are already there, so you’ll save both space and money!

Realising your laundry dreams doesn’t have to be difficult, even when space is limited. Browse the Houzz photo gallery, save your favourites, and take note of the interior designers and bathroom renovators who have done the work. They may be the perfect match for your laundry renovation!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small laundry room renovation or are building a designer laundry room from scratch, Houzz has 5,464 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc and Baron's Major Brands. Look through laundry room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small 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 small laundry room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.