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20 Small Laundry Room Ideas to Steal

These small laundry room ideas make the most out of small spaces, from stacked washers and dryers, to laundry closets, to pegboards.

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If your laundry room (or even laundry closet) is tight on floor space like mine, every square inch counts. Function has to come first here- after all this is a utility room! So let’s take a look at some hard-working small laundry rooms that make the most of their small spaces.

Stacked Washer & Dryer

Stacking the washer and dryer is one of my very best space-saving hacks, because it frees up valuable floor space for cabinets, laundry baskets, or just a place to stand.

I stacked mine even though I had space to keep them side-by-side in the very small laundry room at my previous house:

small laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer and open cabinet for laundry baskets

This system worked so well, I decided to do something very similar with my new laundry room. I just finished my small laundry room makeover at my new(ish) house. This one has a bit more space, so I was able to squeeze in some Ikea-hacked storage cabinets for cleaning supplies.

small laundry room with stacked washer and dryer and Ikea cabinet

Laundry Closets

Do you have a laundry closet? While it might not be ideal, a little bit of planning and elbow grease will help you make the most of the space you do have.

Erica from Designing Vibes packed a washer & dryer, laundry folding countertop, storage cabinets, and clothes rod into this closet in her mudroom.

laundry closet with a washer and dryer, storage cabinets, and a countertop

Here’s another great laundry closet with a top-load washing machine from Julia of Tag & Tibby.

cute laundry closet with top load washing machine

This space-saving laundry closet by 2 Bees features a stacked washer and dryer, plus storage shelves for detergent, stain removers, etc.

small laundry closet with stacked washer and dryer

DIY Countertops

A countertop over side-by-side front load machines is a great surface for folding laundry. I’ve personally never had a big enough laundry space for this to make sense, but if you do then great! Here are a few examples, and you can follow the links to their individual blogs for the full tutorials.

Chelsea & Logan of Making Manzanita created this pretty laundry space with a lovely farmhouse sink:

small laundry room with side-by-side machines and a farmhouse sink

Sarah from Ugly Duckling House‘ plant-filled laundry room also features a great DIY countertop:

small laundry room with a DIY wood countertop over the washer and dryer and clothes drying rods

And here’s Libbie from A Life Unfolding’s sophisticated laundry room:

laundry room  with a DIY counter and navy blue cabinets


I love the colors and decor Morgan & Sean from Charleston Crafted used in their fun Boho laundry room:

modern Boho laundry room with a DIY wood countertop and hanging plants

And here’s another lovely space with side-by-side washer and dryer from Tarama at Citrine Living:

small laundry room/mudroom combo with a DIY counter over the washer and dryer

Top Load Washing Machines

Do you have top loading washing machine? Unfortunately you can’t stack it or build a countertop above it. But you can still make the most of your small laundry area! Here are a few photos to inspire you:

Cindy of DIY Beautify packed tons of function into her small laundry room. Click the photo to see how she maximized the storage in this small space with a wall-mounted ironing board and cleaning supplies.

small attic laundry room with top load washer

Zoe from Pine And Poplar has a top load washer in her pretty laundry room too.

pretty laundry room with wallpaper and blue painted cabinets

Front Loading Washers

I love this gorgeous Boho laundry space from Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living:

modern Boho laundry room with front load washer and dryer on pedestals

Angie from Postcards from the Ridge created this lovely small space laundry room:

small laundry room with side by side washer and dryer

This fun laundry room from Ashley of Bigger Than The Three of Us makes a big style statement!

moody laundry room with wallpaper

I hope this gave you some practical ideas and inspiration for your own small laundry room!

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