Interior Design: Brooks & Falotico.
ESSENTIAL LAUNDRY ROOM ELEMENTS
When it comes to my favorite laundry room ideas, there are four design basics that all of the rooms in this roundup have in common. All of these efficient laundry rooms are in small spaces, with four essential elements in close proximity, not more than a step or two away from one another.
In order to easily transfer wet clothes from washer to dryer, stack appliances or put them side by side, directly in front of utility hookups. Front-loading stackable washers usually clean better and more efficiently than top-loading machines and offer more design flexibility. Front-loading machines can be stacked with a dryer to save floor space, or topped with a counter for a work space.
BASKETS / BINS
When designing a laundry room, it’s important to allow enough space in front of the machines to easily fill and empty them. Space to stack baskets or keep bins out of the way, but within easy reaching distance is ideal. In the walk-in closet in the first image, above, baskets or bins aren’t needed, as clean clothes go straight from the dryer to the center folding table, to the drawer or hanger.
For ease and efficiency, store detergent, dryer sheets, and other laundry essentials in closed cabinets or open shelving, above or next to appliances. In the above image, glass jars serve as attractive storage containers.
A work surface for sorting, treating, and folding clothes is another essential. With front-loading appliances placed side by side, a counter on top of the machines is an easy way to save space. A counter above the machines also stops clothes from falling in and behind the washer or dryer.
Image Source: DecorPad. Interior Design: Erin Gates.