Rooms That Make Laundry Day Less of a Chore

These designs prove a laundry room can be both stylish and packed with time-saving touches.

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March 10, 2017

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Utility Sink For the Win

In addition to boasting plenty of storage, this laundry room features a dedicated hand-washing sink, perfect for pre-soaking stubborn stains or washing delicates. The large utility sink and articulated faucet also come in handy for non-laundry tasks, like bathing a small dog or prepping flowers for an arrangement.

Practically Perfect

As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this laundry room features a gallery wall for displaying a few of the family's favorite souvenirs. With front-loading washer and dryer and an extended countertop for folding, this space works hard and looks good doing it.

Keep Your Friends Close

Designer Payte Miller knows that any task is easier with a little help from a friend so she designed this laundry room with an open cabinet big enough to hold a cushy bed for the homeowner's furry companion.

Space-Saving Cabinets

Storage is essential in any space but it's especially crucial in a laundry room. To save precious floor space, designer Sarah Richardson installs garage door-style cabinets to create out-of-the-way storage for clean linens and cleaning products.

Smart and Stylish

State-of-the-art appliances and plenty of counter space for folding clothes make this laundry room in the 2016 HGTV Smart Home a fan favorite.

Make It Work

This laundry room lives much larger than its narrow footprint, thanks to smart space planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets are just 18 inches deep (instead of the standard 24 inches), but the slim upper cabinets extend all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increasing the room's storage space.

Stash Stuff in Plain Sight

In this laundry room, open shelves above the washer and dryer provide handy storage for wicker baskets, paper products and cleaning supplies.

Small Space, Big Style

Who says a laundry room has to be dull? This small laundry room cleans up on style with cute containers and fun artwork. We especially love the chevron curtain that covers the base of the folding table and utility sink.

Hideaway Ironing Board

Utility is the name of the game in this neutral laundry room where a stainless steel utility sink, sewing machine nook and a foldaway ironing board create separate work stations around the room, while white cabinetry offers storage throughout.

From: Drury Design

Clean and Contemporary

Designer Mary Jo Fiorella keeps this galley-style laundry room from feeling cramped with an abundance of bright white cabinets and a pale beige concrete floor. Space-saving features, like an expandable clothes rack and stacked washer and dryer free up valuable floor space.

Boost Functionality With DIY Add-Ons

Smart tools like slide-out hampers, hanging rods for air drying clothes and shelves for supplies take advantage of every inch of available storage space in this laundry room. Check local big-box or hardware stores for similar DIY storage solutions.

Storage in a Snap

Need more storage space but your laundry room is short on shelves? No problem. Ikea's Algot adjustable storage system lets you install the features you need without a contractor. First, attach vertical rails to the wall, then shelves and drying rack easily fit into place — and you can always add more.

Build Machines In for a Custom Look

A custom cabinet surrounds a pair of state-of-the-art laundry machines in the 2012 HGTV Green Home. The built-in also includes a handy utility sink and deep countertop to make folding laundry easier.

No Space Wasted

Tasked with fitting a washer and two dryers into this slim laundry room, designer RaeLynn Callaway had limited space to add storage. She customized the cabinets to make the most of every inch, including open niches for bins and baskets. She also paid special attention to style, with lively green paint and corner cabinets that house art and accents.

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