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Small Laundry Room Ideas

Small Laundry Room Ideas

The laundry room is often an overlooked and overworked room in the home. It needs to be functional of course, but what about beautiful? Whether you have a small laundry closet or tiny laundry room, your laundry area can be both functional and beautiful! Below are a collection of 25 Small Laundry Room Ideas by bloggers. Let’s face it, laundry is not a task that most of us look forward to but having a pretty space to work in certainly lightens the load! (See what I did there? Laundry..load?)
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

Doing laundry is a fact of life. Whether you tackle the chore daily or once a week, having a properly equipped laundry room makes life easier all around. Large laundry rooms outfitted with utility sinks, holding areas for dirty and clean laundry, and closet space for stowing brooms and outerwear pack multiple functions into one space, which in turn keeps other areas of your home uncluttered. Small laundry rooms pose challenges even when you try to fit in everyday laundry essentials, such as storage for supplies; folding, sorting, and ironing surfaces; and racks and rods for drying delicates and hanging garments pulled from the dryer. Here’s a look at wash-away-worry ways to make small laundry rooms live larger and work harder.
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

Contemporary Palette This spacious, transitional laundry room offers plenty of room for functional and stylish design ideas to form. Designer Traci Zeller adds drama to the room through a black-and-white color scheme and checkerboard tiled flooring. Glass decanters serve as attractive storage containers for detergent, clothespins and other laundry essentials. Tags: laundry rooms contemporary style storage and utility spaces red photos white photos red washer red dryer industrial ceiling lighting laundry room sink checkerboard flooring
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

This spacious, transitional laundry room offers plenty of room for functional and stylish design ideas to form. Designer Traci Zeller adds drama to the room through a black-and-white color scheme and checkerboard tiled flooring. Glass decanters serve as attractive storage containers for detergent, clothespins and other laundry essentials. Tags: laundry rooms contemporary style storage and utility spaces red photos white photos red washer red dryer industrial ceiling lighting laundry room sink checkerboard flooring
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

1 Of 9 Add a CountertopA butcher-block slab morphs the top of your machines into usable workspace. Plus, pull the cute curtains, and your utility room is suddenly just cozy nook. It’s a clever trick for holiday party season — washing machines aren’t exactly festive.See more at Heather Bullard » Heather Bullard 2 Of 9 Hang Handy BasketsNo room for a shelf? These little caddies are the perfect size for your cleaners, and they can fit on even the bittiest bare wall.See more at Waffling Design » Waffling DesignAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 9 Try Tilt-Out Drying RacksIf a standalone version is out of the question (this blogger’s laundry room is in her bathroom), line the walls with racks instead. Hinges help them tuck neatly out of the way when you’re done.See more at Home With Baxter » Home With Baxter 4 Of 9 Float a Shelf Over the MachinesMuch like a sofa table can offer a much-needed spot to rest your coffee, this handy ledge turns the top of your machines into storage – without requiring much extra room at all.See more at Liz Marie » Liz MarieAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 9 Go Up (Up, Up!)First of all, this might be the loveliest garage laundry space we’ve ever seen. But it also reminds us to hang shelves and cabinets as high as they will go — no vertical space left behind.See more at The Cavender Diary » The Cavender Diary 6 Of 9 Maximize Narrow SpacesEven the diagonal ceiling in her laundry room didn’t stop this blogger. She took advantage of the awkward nook by hanging lay-flat drying racks that flip up when not in use.See more at Bungalow Chronicles » Bungalow ChroniclesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 9 Sneak in Your ShelvesShelving tends to offer more flexible storage than bulkier bookcases. And anchoring shelves on the side of a laundry closet (instead of bracketing them to the back wall), will allow you to hang the widest ones possible — and claim every inch of empty space.See more at 2 Bees in a Pod » 2 Bees in a Pod 8 Of 9 Squeeze an Ironing Board in the WallMake extra space magically appear by adding a hidden closet in-between wall studs. This one holds a recessed ironing board, so it can alway stow completely (and we mean completely) out of the way.See more at Apartment Therapy » Apartment TherapyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 9 Choose Shelves With Hooks and RodsSouped-up shelves work much harder than their sleek floating cousins. This set has hooks (great for holding lingerie bags as you stuff them) and a rod that makes the teeny space between the machines available for hanging shirts as you press them.See more at Craftaholics Anonymous » Craftaholics Anonymous
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

Feminine Touches RMS user Sassy0239 wanted to transform her contractor-grade laundry room into a stylish and feminine utility space representative of her style. She repainted the walls, replaced the traditional metal shelves and added chic, budget-friendly baskets and storage accessories to make up for the lack of cabinetry. Now, she has a pretty laundry room she actually enjoys doing laundry in (kind of). Tags: laundry rooms neutral photos storage and utility spaces white photos small spaces other spaces cottage storage washer dryer
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Small Laundry Room Ideas

RMS user Sassy0239 wanted to transform her contractor-grade laundry room into a stylish and feminine utility space representative of her style. She repainted the walls, replaced the traditional metal shelves and added chic, budget-friendly baskets and storage accessories to make up for the lack of cabinetry. Now, she has a pretty laundry room she actually enjoys doing laundry in (kind of). Tags: laundry rooms neutral photos storage and utility spaces white photos small spaces other spaces cottage storage washer dryer
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There is scientific evidence to prove that the majority of people report feeling calm and serene when surrounded by the color blue. While laundry rooms are welcome to be any color of your choosing, a blue laundry room is most likely to leave you feeling at peace. Considering how stressful I find doing our family’s laundry, I think I can use all of the help I can get! Here are some beautiful blogger laundry rooms in various shades of blue.
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Doing laundry is a fact of life. Whether you tackle the chore daily or once a week, having a properly equipped laundry room makes life easier all around. Large laundry rooms outfitted with utility sinks, holding areas for dirty and clean laundry, and closet space for stowing brooms and outerwear pack multiple functions into one space, which in turn keeps other areas of your home uncluttered.
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In what universe are most of these small? I mean, how big do you think the average laundry room is? I have only seen ONE laundry room bigger than the largest of these in my life. Don’t me wrong, I love them and they are beautiful, but my “laundry room” is literally the hallway to the back door. And my parents is a closet in their dinning room. My mother in law’s is the hall from her house into the garage.
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Awhile back, I shared a link on Facebook to a past post where I had featured some real-life laundry rooms by fellow bloggers with the sentiment that these were based in reality and not in Pinterest. The resounding response was hahaha! I wish! and most responded that your real-life laundry rooms were small areas, tiny closets, or corners of basements. So today, I’ve rounded up almost FORTY ideas and inspiration for truly tiny and awkward areas, those small laundry spaces.  (featured image via Hoot Designs on Shanty2Chic)
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If your laundry room is small, you’ll want to make the best use possible of your space to store laundry supplies, as well as any other items you need to keep in your laundry room. You won’t likely have space for a folding island or a craft nook, and you’ll need to think about how you can design areas of the room to serve double duty.
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Hidden (Dirty) Laundry For apartment dwellers and those with limited space, a hideaway laundry room is the best option. 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
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One of the best ways to maximize your storage space if your laundry room’s footprint is small is to look up. Incorporate storage into as much wall space as possible. Wall-mounted cabinets and open shelves can provide much of the storage you need. Even just one wall of solid shelving can help you create a system to store and organize. If your laundry room serves multiple purposes, you can designate one wall for laundry items, another to store household cleaners, still another wall to use as a pantry to store canned and dry goods. Install shelves as far up the wall as you can, placing little-used items, such as seasonal decorations, on the highest shelves. Tuck a folding step ladder behind the door or in the space between appliances and bring it out when you need to reach these items.

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