Smart Design Ideas to Steal for Small Laundry Rooms

Smart Design Ideas to Steal for Small Laundry Rooms

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 24, 2016
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Sure, the laundry room of your dreams might have multiple machines and hundreds of square feet, but if you're like most folks, the laundry room of your current reality is a much humbler affair. (And if you're a New Yorker, you're probably pretty stoked to have a laundry machine at all.) But that doesn't mean your diminutive laundry room can't be both useful and beautiful. If your laundry room is teeny-tiny, or maybe even just a closet or a nook, you'll find plenty to be inspired by these eleven lovely laundry rooms.

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This laundry closet from Southern Living is just wide enough for the machines, but a countertop and hanging bars and a shelf above help provide extra storage and layout space.

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This laundry closet from Marsh & Clark Design, via The Builder's Wife, has a pull-out board for folding space.

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When Mandi from Vintage Revivals transformed her small laundry room, she added cabinets and a hanging bar above, and a wraparound countertop that's both beautiful and practical.

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This laundry closet from Homes to Love doesn't occupy much square footage, but cabinets below and shelves above provide plenty of storage space. (A sink is also a nice to have for hand washing delicate items.)

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This small laundry room from Houzz has a countertop above the machines and an extra-deep sink.

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From Caesarstone, a teeny-tiny laundry closet that takes advantage of all vertical space. Stacked machines make room for a sink and wall-mount shelves provide lots of storage.

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The horse-patterned wallpaper is an unexpected but sweet touch in this laundry room from Style at Home. Like those in many of the other examples shown, these machines have a countertop above, which expands the available folding space (and also keeps socks and things from falling behind the machine).

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This little basement laundry room from Style at Home has everything you need.

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Here's another small laundry closet from Caesarstone, whose wood cabinetry and black pulls (and sink) make it especially stylish.

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This little laundry room from Around the Watts House packs a lot of function into only a few feet of width. A narrow cabinet placed in between the two machines adds tons of storage.

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A tiny bit of vertical subway tile in an unexpected pattern livens up a little laundry nook from Inside Out. The minimalist drying line is also a well-placed and super functional feature.

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