If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the laundry room is the kidneys, but totally crucial when it comes to keeping things clean. If your home isn’t blessed with a huge space to wash and fold your clothes, don’t worry. All of these laundry room ideas—each with accompanying storage tips.
Makeover Your Small Laundry Room House With 7 Tricks
Beyond functionality, I also include plenty of decorating ideas, since laundry rooms deserve design love no matter their size. Besides, laundry day is rough enough as it is, so you may as well do all that washing and drying in a stylish space.
1. Choose The Right Cabinets
Alternating between exposed and closed cabinetry, this light-filled laundry room all the essentials. You can add an open shelf above the counter to help keep the space feeling open and visually interesting.
2. Use Wallpaper For Wall
Wallpaper is perfect for tiny rooms, like a closet converted into a laundry space. This only has room for stacked machines and a hamper, so you can give it some life with colorful wallpaper and a cheerful pendant light. When you can’t build out, build up the wall instead.
3. Use Available Space In Wall
Repurpose crates to keep your essentials organized. Here, they’re stacked on top of the cabinets, really making use of all possible space. Then, secure a single rod to your wall for a makeshift drying rack in a small laundry room.
4. Add A Shlef On Countertop
If you can’t install your laundry machines under built-in countertops or behind a closed door, just add an extended shelf on top of them. In this laundry room, the shelf obscures the machines while also providing some surface area to work on.
5. Hang Indoor Drying Racks
In a small laundry room, you’ll want to keep at surface space free, which means using your walls and ceilings, too. The hanging drying racks keep things out of the way. A butcher-block slab in the laundry room can also become a workspace. Plus, pretty painted cabinets and a decorated mantle can draw attention away from less-than-appealing machines.
6. Repaint With Fun Colors
Even a teensy, tiny laundry room can feel like a jewel box with the right paint. The blush pink cocoon is both bold and simple. Since all the surfaces but the counters are one color, it feels much bigger than it is. Or you can choose your favorite color to repaint the laundry room.
7. Stack The Machines
Before falling in love with a specific layout, think about how you’ll use the space. For example, the laundry room can also functions as a mudroom. To clear up some space for a doggy shower, you may try to stack the washer and dryer vertically.