It’s probably the last room in the house to get any love yet it usually gets used more than its fair share. Which room, you ask? The laundry room. While many don’t have the luxury of laundry in-house, those who do would probably appreciate some ideas to spruce up the often dreary space. That led us on a quest to find some modern laundry rooms that any of us would be happy to hang out in while slaving away load after load.
Part of her own project renovating an A-frame cabin in Palm Springs, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel took on the laundry room which began with some sad “before” photos. The “after” images are quite stunning, especially the custom wallpaper she designed and had printed for the space.
Photos by Tessa Neustadt
Located in Lafayette, California, this house was designed by Amber Interiors for a family that has lost their previous home in a fire. They worked with architect Barbara Chambers of Chambers & Chambers on the classically modern design, including this no frills laundry room with the washer and dryer tucked away in what easily could have been a closet.
Soda Pop Design created this laundry room with turquoise cabinets that feel so fresh and clean. The cabinets were paired with modern brass hardware and a black and white patterned tile floor. Plus, can we talk about the cubbies for the dogs?!
This Minneapolis mid-century rambler was renovated by Marsden Building & Remodeling, who carved out a light-filled space to house the laundry room. The white cabinets and appliances are built into a wood enclosed nook set off by the shiny blue floor.
Cadieux Design created this laundry room for clients that were up for anything. Small white hexagon tiles make the bold blue cabinets pop, while black, white, and grey wallpaper on the far end adds another geometric element and brass accents finish the space off.
A house in Los Angeles was restored by a local Hancock Park designer and includes this minimal laundry white and wood room. The new space fits in perfectly in the modern farmhouse with rustic wood floors, simple white tile, and a butcher block countertop. A single wooden shelf holds necessities within reach.
Photo courtesy of Superior Wood Products
The interior of this jaw-dropping house in Palm Beach, Florida, was designed by Marc-Michaels and includes custom cabinetry by Superior Wood Products. The hand buffed, high gloss white cabinets are combined with solid walnut accents and floating shelves for storage hang above without blocking light coming in through the windows.
This mighty laundry room is housed within the master bedroom closet which has to make laundry incredibly easy, right? Studio McGee took down two walls to enlarge the space and installed a large island for folding clothes.
By Bruno renovated a space to house a bathroom, closet, and laundry room all in one. The entire space is outfitted with white Italian porcelain tiles with cobalt blue aggregate mixed in to look like terrazzo. Oversized white subway tiles cover the walls and rich wood cabinets with a beautiful grain surround the appliances.
The Lilypad Cottage shared their own revamped laundry room, which features blue and white wallpaper, soft grey cabinets, and blue/grey slate flooring, that all can be disguised behind a hidden sliding door.