Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry designs seldom receive the attention they deserve, especially considering how often they’re used. A well-planned laundry, complete with built-in cabinets, a laundry sink, washing machine and clothes dryer, can serve many needs. It can help simplify your household chores; store drying clothes and cleaning products; and can even provide a spot for you to groom pets.

Because of its hardworking, multipurpose potential, a laundry renovation is a worthwhile investment. Smart laundry designs have layouts that save you time and effort. For example, a washing machine and clothes dryer should be positioned next to one another or stacked, and laundry baskets and hampers should be within easy reach; while an ironing board should be stowed by a power point. Ample storage, bench space for laundry baskets and practical lighting are also essential.

Browse the photos on Houzz for efficient laundry ideas, from layouts and storage to appliances, and strike up a conversation with the designers of your favourite laundry renovations. For more laundry ideas, browse the Stories section on Houzz.

How do I add storage to my laundry?

A combination of storage solutions is key to running an efficient laundry. Include shelves above or beside the washing machine to store washing detergent, softener and other cleaning products; and laundry bins for dirty clothes. Consider a custom-built cupboard for an ironing board, so it can easily fold out when you need it, or mount the ironing board directly to the wall or on the back of a door. A retractable clothesline is a handy addition to dry delicate clothes, while a clothes hanger mounted to the wall is ideal for hanging freshly pressed shirts.

What else can I use my laundry for?

Multipurpose laundry rooms or utility rooms can help save valuable space in your home. The laundry sink can be used to bathe your furry friends; your laundry cupboard can store sports equipment, gardening tools and umbrellas; and a spare nook can be filled with a desk and chair to create an office space while you wait for your load to finish. If your laundry is at the front of the house, consider using it as a drop station for mail, mobile phones and keys. Include a bench seat or stool, wall-mounted hooks for bags and a coat stand and it can even be used as a place to get the kids organised before you walk out the front door.

How can I decorate my laundry?

Laundries are usually filled to the brim with appliances and storage, so take advantage of your walls when decorating and use cheery paint colours or wallpaper to make doing the chores more pleasant! Fun signs, posters, murals and wall decals will also add character to the space. Think of your storage as decor, too – look for bins and baskets with decorative touches, and use brightly-coloured or patterned hangers.
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Nudgee Residence

Rozenn Leard
Make matching basins in Dad & Mom's flat - evelyn_morren

Marine Parade

Western Select Products

Noosa Sunshine Coast

Noosa Villa - Interior Design by Kim Black Design of Brisbane and Photography by Louise Roche
Laundry - chelsea_lee_prime

Home Design- The Arcadia

This laundry will make washing clothes a lot more enjoyable
Could put laundry cupboard next to bathroom wall - boloopy

Samford Valley Acreage Property

John Downs
Open shelving for laundry baskets - diane_ah_chan

Pacific Parade Duplex

Great idea to seperate the toilet in the laundry ✅✅✅ - glenice_whitley

Hamptons Interior

Love the big tub/sink and bench space for a laundry/mud room - jessicabelton

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Traditional Kitchen with Butler Pantry

Live By the Sea Photography

Bathrooms / Laundries

Dave from Top Snap
6. Hide a room. Do you have a bedroom, bathroom or garage right off your great room? A wooden slat wall can create a visual barrier to block guests’ views of your more personal spaces. The vertical slat wall in the room beyond the doorway here hides the laundry room from the main living space. The dark stain of this slat wall helps it stand out as an important architectural feature. - dianne_patterson73

Client Project - Mt Hawthorn

Side by side washer dryer under benchtop - verian_taylor

Collingwood Warehouse Apartment

Contemporary warehouse apartment in Collingwood. Photography by Shania Shegedyn

Beach House 2

Colin Charles
Shelving - maria_farmgirl

Black Beauty - Brighton

A newly built home in Brighton receives a full domestic cabinetry fit-out including kitchen, laundry, butler's pantry, linen cupboards, hidden study desk, bed head, laundry chute, vanities, entertainment units and several storage areas. Included here are pictures of the kitchen, laundry, entertainment unit and a hidden study desk. Smith & Smith worked with Oakley Property Group to create this beautiful home.
Like the lockers opposite - not quite as closed in as pic though - webuser_637449419