Laundry Central, may be hardworking spaces. Make the laundry-style for work in comfort. These eye-catching laundry rooms prove that the home’s most common multifunctional space can be both beautiful elegant and efficient.
Unwind and Unload
Laundry pink cabinets
Front-loading appliances provide extra stacking space atop the machines. This colorful room with generous storage space, an easy-to-clean, marble-topped table and a built-in television with DVD player, make laundry time less of a chore. Photo courtesy of Bosch
Organized and Elegant
Galley-style laundry rooms make practical sense. When the sink and washer are along the same wall, it’s easier and less expensive to run plumbing lines. Wood-finished cabinetry helps integrate a workspace into the rest of the house when hiding it away is not an option. The glass-fronted cabinets make it easy to find supplies and help make the space a bit more elegant than a standard laundry room. Photo courtesy of Whirlpool
Photo courtesy of Ikea
Organization solutions don’t have to be costly. Ikea’s organization system comes with adjustable shelves, a folding table, drying bars, moveable clothing racks and hampers that create an airy space. A clean table above the front-loading machines makes pre-sorting dirty clothes quick and convenient. Front-loading machines leave 42 to 48 inches in front so make sure there’s room to maneuver.
Storage is essential in any home but can be even more crucial in a laundry room. Designer Sarah Richardson didn’t want to take away from the floor space so she put the storage as close to the ceiling as possible. These shelved cabinets run horizontal above the washer/dryer unit and provide the perfect place to hold towels and other laundry essentials.
Hidden Dirty Laundry
For apartment dwellers and those with limited space, a hideaway laundry room is essential. Compact washer/dryer units make it easy to conceal the laundry room. With a sliding door, even a small hallway closet can be converted without impeding traffic. Wall shelves and between-machine storage bins make for an organized, self-contained utility space. Photo courtesy of Whirlpool
Sometimes laundry rooms don’t even look like laundry rooms at all. This serene space embraces a soft color palette and feminine cottage style decor. The environment would hopefully make laundry feel less like a chore and more like a tranquil getaway.
A surprisingly common companion to the laundry room is the home office. Designer Amy Bubier created a built-in desk nook on the other side of the concealed washer/dryer unit to take advantage of all the space offered.
Organized Storage Systems
Laundry rooms can be as tiny as a closet or as large as a garage. But no matter if they are L-shaped, U-shaped or galleys, efficiency and organization are key. This modular solution is designed to put all your supplies at arm’s length. In a crisp, clean white finish, the system includes adjustable shelves and a wardrobe valet that effectively uses wall space atop and around the appliances. Photo courtesy of ORG