Out of Sight, Out of Mind
A laundry area tucked inside large, modern kitchen cabinets rescues your washer from the basement to give you easier access, but leaves your guests none the wiser. If placed strategically, the cabinets can serve as an island that's as perfect for dinner prep as it is for folding clean clothes.
Tall folding shutters allow laundry machines to hide right in the middle of a living room or entryway. A closet stocked with laundry baskets, soaps, and other necessities sits conveniently next to the stacked washer and dryer.
Nook Under the Stairs
Crisp white shutters hide a discreet laundry area just around the corner from a spacious kitchen. With the machines tucked away, a guest's only cue as to the purpose of this sly spot is the subway tile backsplash that spells it out: “LAUNDRY."
Behind Closed Doors
Laundry is a dirty task that requires extra room for bottles, brushes, and more. Fortunately, the solution to this storage problem could lie just behind your closet door. Placing the washer and dryer in a closet is a great way to save space, and the back of the closet door offers an ingenious spot to store all your laundry essentials.
Partition Off a Bathroom
A stackable washer and dryer in the bathroom gives you a convenient place to tackle the laundry. Clothes can go straight from the bathroom hamper into the wash, and because this room already has plumbing, it should be a no-brainer for your contractor to install. The addition of a sliding barn door in this bathroom allows for privacy when clothes and people need to get clean at the same time.
If you must do laundry (and you must), you might as well make the chore as easy as possible. We've rounded up the best buys to make your laundry room safer, cleaner, and more productive. Even better? They can all be had for a bargain. Go now!