No Laundry? No Space for laundry? No Problem! Take a look at these small, but seriously stylish laundry areas tucked inside a closet space. If you were doubting the practicality of a small space makeover, these gorgeous mini laundry rooms are sure to change your mind!
We have a really, really, really small laundry. Actually, it’s more like a cupboard. An Outside cupboard. By my back door. Without the cupboard doors. I don’t even know if you can call it a laundry. It’s more like the place where I keep the washing machine and drier. Yip. That describes it a little better.
At the moment, I am not inspired to rush out and do a load of laundry. And the laundry basket is now overflowing.
The last few weeks have been cold, wet and the path to the washing machine has its fair share of obstacles. I have to step over two sleeping dogs, quietly open the back door, tip toe over that loose floor board – only to get mobbed by three not-so-little lambs (who should be put with the rest of the flock, but I’m not sure if they agree), two pigs and eight beady eyed chooks, every time I step outside. Seriously it’s like Noahs ark. Without the ark.
I’ve been scrolling through Pinterest and the stack of dated home magazines at the dentists (we have spent a lot of time there this month as my oldest son is now in braces… which means more $$$ … so I’m getting my moneys worth by arriving early and reading every single magazine!) in the hope of finding ideas on what to do with my little laundry corner/ghetto.
So far – these are my Top 10 ideas – in no particular order. It’s insane how much style is packed into one tiny laundry closet.
10 Small but Stylish Laundry Closets, complete with fully functioning laundry and tons of storage space!
1. Varnished Wood and Flat White Doors
This Wood and White laundry tucked away on the wall end of a bathroom is clean and gorgeous looking. The plain white doors practically make it invisible when closed.
2. Mini Wash Tub & Extending Mixer
I love this compact laundry complete with a mini laundry tub and extending mixer. As a Mom , you really can appreciate that. I can’t even count the number of times I have had to wash something (usually disgusting) off a child / dog /cat who you just can’t quite fit under the laundry tap. This would sort that!
3. Laundry with Utility Area (And Ironing Board?)
This practical laundry area doubles as a utility room – with all your cleaning supplies readily available and a clothes folding table. I do wonder if you could iron on that?
4. Powder Blue Louvre Doors
How cute are these powder blue doors? Such a good idea having a hanging space in there too. I have a few kids school blazers that can’t go in the drier so they always end up hanging over dining room chairs until they dry. This is way neater and less cluttered.
5. Shower /Laundry Duo
This is super clever! Squeezing a washing machine and tumble dryer next to the shower. OK, now I have no excuse. I need to find a little corner to fit my future laundry.
6. Hanging Barn Doors
I am in love!! These barn doors are so gorgeous! Not sure if my little home could rock the metallic tiles (even though they are AMAZING). I think it would make the rest of my house look a little tired.
7. Farmhouse Style Laundry Alcove
Mmmmmm. This is beautiful! I love the green and wood combination. My husband is color blind so he can’t see green really well – it all looks brown to him. Don’t think it would matter. I’m not sure he even knows where the laundry is. 🙂
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8. Rustic and Pretty
This cupboard makeover by 2 Bees in a Pod is really well done. You should take a look at the cupboard space she started with!
9. Laundry tucked away in the Kitchen
This lovely little laundry is tucked so neatly in a kitchen corner – you wouldn’t even know it was there!
10. All in One Laundry Nook
A Washer/Dryer Combo means you only need the space for the one machine. I haven’t tried them yet, because I’m a little old fashioned I guess, but my hairdresser who does A LOT of washing every day has one of these in here salaon and absolutely loves it!
11. OK, So now I am going to show you what I am working with – Our Home Porch Laundry Spot.
This is our back door and also the only place I can fit our washing machine and tumble dryer. I did a little DIY and screwed a huge piece of plywood behind it so that the wind didn’t hit me as it tunneled through the stairway. That was fun. I’m just over 5ft (5ft 2) and that was a BIG piece of board. I’m sure I heard the neighbors laughing! Take a look at the overflowing laundry basket 🙂
It’s good to know that you can still have a functional laundry without needing to take up too much space. At the moment I think I may be stuck with my porch set up …. but a lady can dream. XXX