Laundry Room Design Plan

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When we built our cookie cutter house, I didn't really put much thought into the laundry room layout and space.  At the time we only had two small children, so the amount of dirty clothes in the laundry room wasn't too bad.

I should probably point out, our laundry room has to serve double duty - laundry room and pantry.  When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago there was this wasted mini cabinet and counter next to the refrigerator (see floor plan below).  I wanted to rip out the pantry (move it into the laundry room) and make a Baking Center.

Here is an idea of how I want the room to look.  Storage from floor to the top of the 9' ceilings, build a can good caddy, build tons of roll out shelves and most three bays at the bottom for the laundry baskets to keep them from the middle of the floor.

See how the laundry room is long and narrow?  Kind of hard to work in that room, especially with front load machines.  It is kind of like a yoga workout when I do laundry.  Oh, and we removed the door to the laundry room from the kitchen.  I really don't know why there was a door there since you have to walk through that room to go to your car many times a day.  It isn't like you can just close that door and ignore the laundry.  Trust me, I tried.

I started a folder on Pinterest for the many ideas I have, but my space is very limited.

Can you think of anything else I should add to the laundry/pantry area?  I still think I'm missing something important.  I can't raise the washer and dryer up off the floor or it will block the window.  I really wanted to do that, but when it was built I added the window to put light in the little room.

I would love to hear your feedback and ideas. 

Thanks Karen :)


  1. Your plan sounds great. I would die for staorage like that. I have no laundry room and my pantry is only 2' by 3' :< I am having laundry room envy right now.

  2. Wow, you have a lot of space, I love your storage idea. :)

    I live in a tiny little Townhouse and trust me, I do not even have a proper pantry, just some cupboards above and below the sink.

    The Cat Hag

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my DIY Barn Door Hardware. Very cool considering all the waay cool projects you build on your blog. Totally envious of your carpentry skills.

    I love my sliding door leading to my laundry room. Only thing I wish I had was a door with a glass insert on top that was etched or frosted (for the record I tried to get my husband to remove a panel and add glass but he nixed the idea). I think that would look real cool.

    Your laundry room will look fantastic when you are finished!

  4. Lisa, I love that barn door idea. I'm going to try it in my bedroom for the walk-in closet and maybe the bathroom. Genius. I tried to find a way to follow your blog, but I couldn't. I did pin you on Pinterest to bookmark your page. I'll keep you posted on how mine goes. :) Thanks again for the awesome idea/tutorial.