A Laundry Room that Maximizes Space & Functionality

Posted by Ben Thompson on 04.30.17

Laundry rooms are a critical space in every home, yet they rarely get the design attention they deserve. Households of all sizes need a spot for the washer and dryer, but let’s face it, when they are shoved into small closet spaces in the hallway or tucked into the kitchen, those areas end up being a catch-all space for laundry bins and hampers and cause a traffic jam. The most functional laundry rooms incorporate enough space for your appliances, folding, a sink, and storage for detergents.


In a recent remodel we completed, we gave the laundry room design a lot of thought. For this family with children, we placed it right off the mudroom for convenience, so that the kids could get right out of their soiled clothes before walking through the rest of the home. For flooring we choose a wood-look ceramic floor for low maintenance and easy clean up. Having a sink in the laundry room is a godsend and makes dealing with stains or an unexpected mess easy, which happens often when you have children and pets.


The great thing about this laundry room is the amount of storage and countertop area that is available. All the necessary laundry detergents can be tucked inside the cabinets and even baskets or hampers can be stowed away when not in use. The counters are used for sorting and folding laundry. The window is an added bonus and brings in natural light and a view of the backyard to make doing the laundry a little more enjoyable.

For more ideas on designing a laundry room, read our Tips for Remodeling Your Laundry Room.

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