Small Laundry Room Ideas

Come see these small laundry room ideas! Learn how others have cleverly and beautifully transformed their small space.

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Small Laundry Room Ideas, A Collection From Remodelaholic

Small Laundry Room Ideas

No matter your setup, try one of these ideas to maximize your space and storage in your laundry.

Once upon a time, I featured some real-life laundry rooms by fellow bloggers with the sentiment that these were based in reality and not in Pinterest. The resounding response of readers was Yeah, right! I wish! and you explained that your real-life laundry rooms were small areas, tiny closets, or corners of basements.

So here, I’ve got you covered with almost FORTY ideas and inspiration for those small laundry spaces.

Small Laundry Room Ideas: Maximize the Space

small laundry room - diy drying rack, Centsational GirlDIY Laundry Room Drying Rack | Centsational Girl

organized tiny laundry closet, Waffling DesignTiny Wall Baskets | Waffling Design

small laundry room - diy fold-away ironing board, Folksy HomeDIY Fold-Away Ironing Board | Folksy Home

small laundry room - diy pull-out sweater drying rack, Sawdust GirlDIY Pull-out Sweater Drying Rack | Sawdust Girl

small laundry space - use retractable clothesline, Just About HomeUse a Retractable Clothesline Hidden in a Cabinet | Just About Home

small laundry room door organizer, My Sweet SavannahOver The Door Storage with Chalkboard Paint | My Sweet Savannah 

Small Laundry Room Ideas: Add Color

Adding color will not change the size of the room, but it can definitely make it feel bigger and more fun!

Small Laundry Room Ideas, Painted Beadboard By Crazy Life With Littles On RemodelaholicCrazy Life with Littles

Small Laundry Room Stencilled Wall By View Along The Way On RemodelaholicView Along the Way

small laundry room updates with shelf and paint, Poppies at PlayPoppies At Play

Small Laundry Room Ideas: Multi-Task the Space

When you’re crunched for space, double up on uses for a room by putting the washer and dryer in a bathroom, garage, mudroom, or hallway or using the laundry room for tool storage or an office.

Small Laundry Room Ideas, Hidden Washer And Dryer By Fine Home Building On Remodelaholic

Laundry Room in a Hallway/Storage Area | Fine Home Building

laundry space in the garage, I Heart Organizing reader featureRetro Rad Laundry Room in the Garage | Cavender Diary Blog on I Heart Organizing

organized laundry space with tools, Sew Many WaysHardware and Tools in the Laundry Closet | Sew Many Ways

Half bath laundry room with beadboard, Home With BaxterLaundry in a Half Bath | Home With Baxter (Blog no longer available)

laundry closet and office, Organized by HelenLaundry Closet Meets Office | Organized by Helen

colorful organized laundry room office studio, Paula PrassLaundry Room Studio Office | Show and Tell

half bath and tiny laundry space with stacked washer and dryer, The Long Awaited HomeStacked Laundry in the Half Bath | The Long Awaited Home

Small Laundry Room Ideas: Tuck It Away

Hiding the laundry room itself will not mean you can hide from laundry, though…

tiny laundry room in bathroom, Southern LivingHidden Behind Doors in the Bathroom | Southern Living

tiny hallway laundry closet with stacked washer and dryer and wall cubbies, The Yummy LifeHallway Laundry Closet and Ironing Station | The Yummy Life

stacked washer and dryer in laundry closet in kitchen, Southern LivingLaundry Pantry in the Kitchen | Southern Living

Hidden Behind Fun Barn Doors | Houzz


Small Laundry Room Ideas: Add Storage, Shelves, and Baskets

One of the tricks of a pretty and tiny laundry room is making sure it is still USEFUL. Use creative shelving and baskets to keep everything at hand but not staring you down. Check out these storage ideas for small laundry rooms.
Contemporary Laundry |  Houzz

tiny organized laundry space with stacked washer and dryer, Pooksa GirlOrganized Mudroom Laundry | Pook & Lexi

tiny laundry room with shelving, A Touch of TyrellTiny Tiled Laundry | A Touch of Tyrell (Blog no longer available)

tiny laundry room closet with built-in cabinets and shelf, DIY MisadventuresLaundry Room Shelving | Misadventures in DIY

small organized laundry closet, Ask Anna MoseleySimply Organized Laundry | Ask Anna

small laundry room with stacked washer and dryer, Young House LoveTiny Laundry Room | Young House Love

small laundry room organized with cubbies, Organize and Decorate EverythingOrganized Laundry Closet with Cubbies| Organize and Decorate Everything

small laundry room mud room makeover, with pedestals and shelves, Tremendously ThriftyMudroom Laundry Room with Storage Pedestal | Tremendously Thrifty

small laundry room makeover, Hoot Designs on Shanty2ChicLaundry Room Redo | Hoot Designs on Shanty2Chic

small laundry room closet makeover, Eat Sleep DecorateSmall Laundry with Labeled Baskets | Eat. Sleep. Decorate.

small laundry closet with built-in cubbies and cabinets, The SparitarianLaundry Closet with Cubbies and Cabinets | The Sparitarian

small laundry closet with basket shelves, Hold On to Your HatsSlanted Laundry Basket Shelf | Hold On To Your Hats (Private Blog)

small laundry closet makeover, Rice Design$0 Laundry Room Updates | Rice Designs

small laundry closet makeover, 320 SycamoreSmall Laundry Makeover | 320 Sycamore

small green laundry room with floating shelf and cabinets, Southern HospitalityGreen Laundry Room with Floating Shelf | Southern Hospitality

laundry room updates, Six CentsSimple Laundry Room Updates | Six Cents (Blog no longer available)

laundry closet makeover with hanging rod and cabinets, Kirsten EricksonLaundry Closet with Shelves and Hanging Rod | Kirsten Danielle Design

colorful small organized laundry closet, Suburban HomesteadColorful Organized Laundry Closet | Suburban Homestead

basement laundry room spruce and shelving storage, Ivy in the BayBasement Laundry with Storage | Ivy in the Bay

reader feature, small laundry with rustic reclaimed wood shelves, Chores and ChandeliersRustic Reclaimed Wood Laundry Shelves | Chores and Chandeliers

Do you have a small laundry room you’re proud of? Let us know!

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Originally published 7/9/2013 — Updated 4/28/2021

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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  1. Fun! Thanks ♥ My laundry is in a very tiny, skinny half bath, and in a rental unit, so I’m always looking for tiny bath redoes to inspire! I’ve pinned several of these from their sources, and this post as well 🙂

  2. In awe of some of those spaces… I have a small laundry area that is boring so this was right on time. Thank you!

  3. So many fantastic ideas here. When my set finally bites the dust, I will remake my laundry room and stackables are a must on my list.

  4. Great ideas!! My laundry room is in the garage 🙁 but my husband has put shelves and I’ve tried to make the best out of it.

    1. I know, how ya feel. Our current laundry room is a utility room/laundry combo with two HUGE ugly heaters. It is not pretty, but our clothes get cleaned and that is what counts for me right now!

  5. Love the idea of the laundry storage closet. I hate the fact that when people come over to my house they can see my washer and dryer, would love to be able to hide it.

  6. I love these tips! Most of us don’t have the luxury of having the huge laundry rooms that are all over pinterest- but constantly seeing those images can make it feel like that’s the only way to have a functioning space to do the laundry. It’s refreshing to see how usable AND stylish even the tiniest spaces can be!

  7. Hello! Thanks so much for posting our “secret” laundry room. Our machines finally kicked the bucket…so we bought new ones, but we have the same setup. Still love it! I love looking at other people’s laundry rooms.

  8. These are beautiful ideas…and I’m jealous! My laundry room is in the unfinished portion of our basement. I need ideas of how to inexpensively make it look nice so I don’t feel like I’m in the dungeon! I have the sorting and organizing with baskets down to a science already.

  9. I am interested in smaller stackable washers and dryers…..brands to look for, retailers who carry them.

    Thank you,