Friday, October 26, 2012

Lovely Laundry Rooms

Huestis Tucker Architects

 What was the old nursery rhyme that declared Monday to be laundry day? Can you imagine doing laundry only one day a week?  Most people I know do laundry every day.  Because so many of us are spending so much time in the laundry room, we want our surroundings to be as nice as possible.  Most of my clients are no longer content to have their laundries located in a dark, dusty corner of the basement.  They are bringing their laundries closer to the bedroom area, the kitchen, or the mudroom. 
I'm a fan of locating the laundry near the mudroom....where is your ideal laundry spot?

Giannetti Architects

Many people are putting a counter across the tops of the washer and dryer, creating a working surface to fold laundry or set baskets.  The height of counter ends up being a little higher than normal, but I think this is a great feature. 

 Giannetti Architects

A pretty farmhouse sink, marble countertops and an island dress up this utilitarian space.

 Canadian House & Home

The long slim cabinet pulls give this laundry room a nice modern look.  I also like the washer hidden behind the cabinet door.

 Leslie Sachs
This laundry rooms seems to be doubling as a butler's pantry.  Love the look, but I might have tried to find a way to use different appliances in order to have a continuous countertop.

Peter Zimmerman

The reclaimed wood floor and oversized laundry table give this laundry room an old-world feel


These open shelves give this laundry area a casual cottagy feel
 SM Contracting

This looks like a laundry room doubling as a mudroom space or a dressing room...not sure which, but I like the clean lines and the small bench.

 Tim Barber

Another feature that seems to be popular is a hanging pole over the washer/dryer.

 Henhurst Interiors

 via case de valentina

This is a super efficient laundry, the metal tiles add a touch of glamor.

 via decor pad

 This pretty wallpaper dresses this laundry room up nicely.


I like this laundry potting room combination.  The addition of a table makes a nice workspace for either activity.


  1. We certainly do a washing machine load or two once a week, but that is because most of the load is the weekly changing of bed sheets and bathroom towels. The only thing that has to be done more frequently are undies and shirts, which we do in the laundry sink. [Of course with babies and toddlers, things were very different].

    I love that hanging pole over the washer and dryer - simple and clever! I also like the washer hidden behind the cabinet door, if the room is used for anything other than laundry.

  2. Our laundry room was added several years after we built…the former had been a tiny one…Now it's also like a second kitchen or butler's pantry and it is my favorite room in my house! It was worth every penny! Loved all of these great examples!

  3. This is very timely since I am planning to revamp my Laundry Room this winter. I sure wish I had more space, but these images are so very inspiring. I wish I needed a new W/D, but I don't yet. Watch me re-do everything around this set and then they expire..Thanks for passing on the wonderful pictures!

  4. A laundry room can never be big enough, in my opinion! I loved the one with the extra large table - ideal for all that folding and sorting!