If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated room for your washer and dryer, here are some ideas to consider upgrading the space for optimal function and aesthetics.
Space to store things like detergent is essential. Check out this beautiful before and after from Gather & Flourish:
If you don’t have enough room for full size cabinets, try something smaller like this pull out by Manhattan Nest:
2. Hanging Racks
Those “hang-to-dry” pieces need their own space. Opt for something like these wall-mounted beauties from Bolig Magasinet:
3. An Ironing Board
We all know what a pain it is to pull out and put away the ironing board. Consider giving yours it’s own designated space.
You could even DIY this Ikea hack:
4. Clothing Rods
Of course, you’ll need a place to hang things up when you’re done ironing them. We love the location of this one:
5. Counter Space for Folding
A flat place for folding is essential, even if it’s as small as this clever pull-out:
6. A Home for Your Hampers
How many times a day do you trip over or into hampers that are sitting on the floor? It probably happens every time you go into the laundry room. Give your hampers their own place to hang out, like this DIY by Ana White:
7. Sink Space
Bring a sink into your laundry room and stop handwashing those delicates in your kitchen or bathtub. (Plus, it can double as a great spot to make your husband wash the grease off his hands after working outside.)
8. Disguise the Big Guys
If your laundry room doubles as your pantry or bathroom, or if you just don’t like the look of your washer & dryer, here’s a great idea for disguising them:
Hopefully as you’ve been scrolling through this post you’ve noticed that these inspiration photos all feature at least two of the elements we’ve mentioned. When it comes to the laundry room, it’s all about creative use of space. Plus, you want it to be pretty – you sure spend enough time in there.
You can find more laundry room inspiration here.