Designing the Perfect Laundry Room

As you search for and design your dream home, it’s important to consider every single room. Most people fall into the trap of putting all their time into picking the perfect main spaces and run the risk of overlooking other spaces. One area that could get forgotten is the laundry room. But when you think about it, you’ll spend a decent amount of time in there… so wouldn’t you want it to be both stylish and functional? Luckily, we know all about designing the perfect laundry room! With amazing home plans featuring laundry rooms on the main floor and/or second level, you can find the perfect setup for your home, whatever your needs may be.

Designing the perfect laundry room will make chores easier and can help ease stress, so take some time to explore laundry room design ideas. But no matter what you have in mind, it all begins with finding the perfect house plan for you. Whether you want an expansive or efficient laundry space, your choice of layout will play a large role. Once you know what you are working with space- and style-wise, it’ll be easier to incorporate your design ideas. And then make sure to complete it with the best appliances!

House Plan 6056: Laundry Room Design Ideas
House Plan 6056
4,455 Square Foot, 4 Bedroom, 4.1 Bathroom Modern European Home

This home has tons of storage opportunities throughout. This will help keep the laundry room clutter-free and conveniently accessible.

Convenient Laundry Layouts

One of the most important aspects of a laundry room is space. From detergent and cleaning supplies to seasonal clothes and holiday decorations, the laundry room often deals in more than just laundry! Homeowners find themselves storing many different things in here, so we encourage you to look for designs that offer lots storage. Adding functional features like shelving, cabinetry, and built-in drying racks and ironing boards will add convenience and maximize space.

Many home designs, like House Plan 6056 (above), offer ample counter space in the laundry room. This allows the area to serve a variety of uses. Another smart design idea seen here is placing the front-loading washer and dryer underneath cabinets. This helps open up the rest of the room. There are so many awesome and convenient space-saving ideas available online, so when you find some that you like, make sure to talk with your builder and designer. They can incorporate your exact wishes into your dream home.

House Plan 7283: Laundry Room Design Ideas
House Plan 7283
2,297 Square Foot, 3 Bedroom, 2.1 Bathroom Craftsman Farmhouse

You can have create flexibility with tons of functional space even in confined interior laundry rooms. Simple additions and multi-functional features can go a long way!

Multi-Functionality Is Key

There are so many laundry room design ideas that transform this space into one that can do it all. Whether you want a craft or homework space, or even an area to send the kids and pets to clean up from outside, the laundry room will come through! But many homeowners don’t realize they can add extra functionality.

For pets and kids who love the outdoors, consider adding a cleaning station to wash off dirt and grime, which will help keep it out of your home. And when you design a laundry room that offers counter space and ample storage for materials, and perhaps even a sink for easy cleanup, crafts will be a breeze. And adding these features can even help increase the resale value of your home down the road. A win-win!

If your home has an exceptionally large space dedicated to laundry, consider working with your builder and designer to creatively add more multi-functional features. Designing the perfect laundry room is easier than you might think; you can bring it to the next level with just a few straightforward changes.

This home places its mudroom entrance and its laundry room close together. With added storage for the kids and even an extra refrigerator hookup, this space can fill a variety of needs.

Bringing the ‘Smart Home’ to Your Laundry Room

Technology is constantly evolving when it comes to household appliances. With the rise of the “smart home,” laundry rooms are changing, too. Beyond new features for washers and dryers, plenty of new appliances are being introduced to the laundry room. Companies have started to release steaming cabinets and even automated folding machines! Do some research to see what catches your eye. If anything interests you, work with your builder to make sure it’s all included.

No matter how big or small a space you have, there are so many ideas out there to help you design the perfect laundry room. Putting in that extra bit of effort now will go a long way in the future. Chances are that your future self will thank you!

House Plan 3404: Laundry Room Design Ideas
House Plan 3404
2,886 Square Foot, 4 Bedroom, 4.1 Bathroom Modern Farmhouse

This laundry/mudroom is ideally set up to help keep the home clutter-free. It connects the interior to the side entrance as well as the garage.

There are so many creative laundry room design ideas available, but it all starts with the right home as your starting point. We offer thousands of home plans, so search through them and take note of what you like. If you have any questions about incorporating your ideal laundry room design or anything else, feel free to reach out. We can’t wait to help!