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My Laundry Room Wish List and Design Inspiration

We met with our contractor earlier this week to discuss our next project: the laundry room. That room is just a disaster!

My current laundry room is a bit cluttered and is messy. But, just a bit.

Our laundry room is on the small side, but it is a room of its own. And it is the largest laundry room I have ever owned. Before I met my husband I owned a condo with a stacked washer and dryer in the kitchen. After my husband and I moved in together, we had a stacked washer and dryer in the a small closet in the living room.

One of things I loved about this house when we first saw it, besides the large built-ins in the living room, was the laundry room. It was small, but not too small. And it was a separate room! No laundry in the kitchen and no laundry in the living room. I felt like we were moving up!

I have had ideas for this room for years. I am excited that most of them are going to be incorporated into the final design plan.


As a daydreamer, I have quite a wish list that I wish my contractor fairy could bring me. Unfortunately, there just isn’t the space to accommodate the entire list. But, since this is a wish list and only a mere dream, here is my laundry room wish list:

Because my laundry room is small, the wish list items that are immediately off the table are the sink, space to store the ironing board, a retractable drying rack due to lack of wall space to put the rack on, and space for storing/sorting dirty laundry. The dirty stuff typically stays upstairs until I am ready to start washing. I think that process will remain the same.


I have been day dreaming about the future state of my laundry room by looking at what other bloggers and designers have done with their own spaces. Here are a few of my favorites:

In this laundry room, there is lots of white cabinetry, my favorite. Also, I love the subway tile. I would prefer the subway tile to be white, but the brown is a nice touch. It is a bit dark, but still very much a neutral.

There is tons of space for laundry related supplies as well as other things for the house, such as extra bed linens, towels, and even paper towels!

thewelldressedhouse via Instagram

This laundry room includes white walls with a punch of color with light blue cabinets. I am not gutsy enough to have colored cabinets, but I do love, love, love the color.

Bria Hammel Interiors via Instagram

I love all the white cabinets, the white shiplap, gold accents, and the all the natural light! This room is so pretty. The farmers sink is a nice touch in this bright space.

Jillian.Harris via Instagram

If you were to build your dream house today, what would you include in your laundry room?

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