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10 Favorites: Clever Laundry Rooms, Space-Saving Edition

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10 Favorites: Clever Laundry Rooms, Space-Saving Edition

April 5, 2017

A well-appointed laundry room turns a tedious chore into a marginally satisfying, even enjoyable, task. Here are 10 of our favorites—genius space-saving ideas included.

a ceiling mounted drying rack and shaker peg rail conserve space in an applian 9
Above: A ceiling-mounted drying rack and Shaker peg rail conserve space in an appliance showroom in Australia; see Steal This Look: All-White Laundry Room in Melbourne.
Above: A glam pendant light and stainless steel countertops add appeal to a petite laundry nook in Steal This Look: Modern Mill Valley Laundry Room.

the über organized laundry room: a sheila maiddrying rack, suspended from the 12
Above: The über-organized laundry room: A Sheila Maiddrying rack, suspended from the ceiling, frees up floor space and a canvas basket corrals supplies. See Rehab Diary: Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen Air Their Dirty Laundry.

Above, L to R: A utility sink at the ready; slatted storage shelves create airflow around linens and spare toilet tissue to prevent mildew.
in a colorful brooklyn brownstone, three rolling carts—for darks, lights, a 15
Above: In a colorful Brooklyn brownstone, three rolling carts—for darks, lights, and colors—tuck conveniently under the counter. See The Architect Is In: A Brooklyn Brownstone Transformed, with Respect.
in the michigan home of a designer and blogger, a zinc washbasin is a small spa 16
Above: In the Michigan home of a designer and blogger, a zinc washbasin is a small-space solution for washing delicates. See Pattern Language: A Textiles Enthusiast at Home in Ann Arbor.
the hidden laundry: in christine&#8\2\17;s london flat, white floor to ceil 18
Above: The hidden laundry: In Christine’s London flat, white floor-to-ceiling cabinets conceal the washer and dryer. (See Rehab Diary: Finding Storage in Unexpected Places.)
when the doors are opened, the space becomes a full scale laundry room. 19
Above: When the doors are opened, the space becomes a full-scale laundry room.
in a small but smart utility closet, white dowels serve as both pegs and bracke 20
Above: In a small but smart utility closet, white dowels serve as both pegs and brackets for shelves. See Steal This Look: The Organized Utility Closet, Complete with Sink.
how to turn a tiny washer dryer nook into a functional laundry space? add a g 21
Above: How to turn a tiny washer-dryer nook into a functional laundry space? Add a generous curtain rod, rolling cart, and storage baskets. For instructions, see DIY: The $65 Laundry Closet, Renter’s Edition.
in a bright bath laundry, wall mounted organizers keep clothes brushes and cle 22
Above: In a bright Bath laundry, wall-mounted organizers keep clothes brushes and cleaning essentials at the ready. For more, see Steal This Look: A Well-Equipped Laundry Room in Somerset.

N.B. This post is an update; an earlier version ran on October 4, 2013.

For more utilitarian favorites, see our Domestic Science posts. And to outfit the essential laundry room, read on:

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