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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 appliance showroom in Australia; see Steal This Look: All-White Laundry Room in Melbourne.
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 ceiling, frees up floor space and a canvas basket corrals supplies. See Rehab Diary: Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen Air Their Dirty Laundry.
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, and colors—tuck conveniently under the counter. See The Architect Is In: A Brooklyn Brownstone Transformed, with Respect.
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-space solution for washing delicates. See Pattern Language: A Textiles Enthusiast at Home in Ann Arbor.
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
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.
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 brackets for shelves. See Steal This Look: The Organized Utility Closet, Complete with Sink.
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 generous curtain rod, rolling cart, and storage baskets. For instructions, see DIY: The $65 Laundry Closet, Renter’s Edition.
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 cleaning essentials at the ready. For more, see Steal This Look: A Well-Equipped Laundry Room in Somerset.
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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