10 Ideas for the Best Laundry Room Design

January 12, 2016

Laundry isn’t the most exciting chore, but you can turn it into your absolute favorite one to do. How? Four words: custom laundry room design. By turning a dark, dinky glorified closet into a bright and roomy well-thought-out space, you can turn this bore of a chore into more- much more. That’s the beauty of custom home planning. Let’s take a look at 10 luxury home design ideas that can elevate a bland laundry space into a great room.

Take it to the Second Floor

Laundry rooms in the dark, creepy basement? Let’s leave that in the 1970s, shall we? These days, thanks to the advancement in appliance and plumbing technologies, we can place your laundry room anywhere that you want to be. For most folks, in this century, that’s nearby the bedrooms. Instead of carrying your laundry up and down multiple floors, wouldn’t it be nice to only walk a few feet? It also makes more sense to have your laundry adjacent to your bedrooms. It’s the place where most of your clothing and linens live.

Make Room in Your Master Closet

Taking it one step further, why not add a laundry room in your master closet? We can create an oversized master closet with plenty of room for a full-sized washer and dryer. Many washers and dryers also stack, making it a space-saving and easy choice. Your master closet can also serve as a secondary and personal laundry for just your clothes. Need to quickly dry the wrinkles out of clothes but don’t want to leave your master bedroom to do it? This is the perfect solution and so convenient you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Sort Your Clothes in Clever Fashion

Install a pull-out hamper system that allows you to sort clothes by color. These drawers can shut close for a no-mess, no-stress laundry room until you’re ready to wash. This system makes it easier for your family to sort their own clothes– what a win.

Double Your Functionality

Have a large family? That’s a lot of laundry. Who says you should only have one washer and dryer? Don’t spend your entire day going back and forth to the laundry room. Install two (or more) sets of washers and dryers and cut your laundry time in half. By building custom, you can also plan a laundry room that can accommodate double the machines.

Install an Island

You need somewhere to sort and fold your clean clothes. Instead of sorting while facing a wall, why not add an island and open yourself up to the entire room? You can also add enhanced functionality to the island. Add more cabinets to expand storage opportunities or use it as a place to store your baskets that will carry clean clothes to their final destination points.

Let the Light In

With or without an island, there’s one thing that you should definitely add to your laundry room and that is windows. Windows allow your space to fill with light and provides the perfect opportunity to daydream while sorting and washing.

Add a Laundry Chute

If you must have a laundry room on a lower level, why not install a laundry chute? A laundry chute will provide a direct route for your dirty clothes to travel from the sleeping area to the laundry area. With a laundry chute, there’s no need to haphazardly negotiate stairs while carrying a full clothes basket.

Create a Multi-Purpose Space

Your laundry room can turn into a mini-lounge. Instead of isolating yourself off to do the dreaded laundry, turn that room into something pleasant and multi-useful. Ideas include making it an office (where you can check your email) or installing a tv so you won’t miss the end of your favorite show.

Include a Drying Cabinet

Ever heard of a drying cabinet? It’s a popular appliance in Europe that’s making its way to this side of the pond. A drying cabinet is a gentle drying appliance that you would use parallel to your standard dryer. Use it to dry delicate clothes that shouldn’t go through the tumbling.

Don’t Forget the Doggie Shower

Your laundry room is the perfect place to bathe Fido. Install a doggie shower right in your laundry room (especially if it functions as a mudroom, too). This way, you can give your pets a bath before they track mud and dirt into the home.

If You Can Dream It

We can build it. Download a design guide now to start crafting and customizing your perfect dream home, starting with the perfect laundry room. Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>