The laundry room is one of those areas where space efficiency is very important, either because the room is tiny or because it’s not exactly a separate room but a section of an area like the bathroom. Comfort shouldn’t be ignored either when designing and organizing this space. It’s important to store items close at hand and to come up with a system which allows you to be as efficient as possible. After all, nobody really enjoys doing laundry but you can make the process less annoying with these DIY laundry room crafts and ideas.
A little bit of organization can make a big difference and in the laundry room you can solve the problem with a simple wall-mounted organizer like the one featured on myuncommonsliceofsuburbia. all it took here was some leftover Slatwall, some paint and a few hooks.
Sure, a washer and dryer combo can simplify one’s life a lot but some clothing items just can’t be thrown in there so you’ll have to wash them by hand and dry them on a rack. For that you need a laundry rack and this DIY option featured on diyinpdx is simply perfect. It’s small but big enough to hold a few delicates and it’s foldable which means it won’t take up space when you’re not using it. It also has a shelf on top.
A practical system for storing laundry baskets can really help with the organization of this space too so check out this cute basket cabinet that we found on infarrantlycreative. It lets you store three basic laundry baskets and you can easily get them in and out thanks to the sliding system. Also, the whole cabinet is on wheels which is cool and practical too.
A washer and dryer combo takes up lots of space so you might as well make the most of them by topping them with a counter which you can use for storage or when folding clothes. building the counter and frame is super simple. You can find all the details about this DIY laundry room project from the tutorial featured on vintagerevivals.
A few simple wall shelves could be added anytime and anywhere and are super easy to craft. The laundry room featured on thriftydecorchick already had two small cabinets on the wall and the shelves were added in between them. An extra shelf was also added just above the washer and drier. It’s perfect for storing detergents and other things on.
It can be useful to have a rack or a drying rod for things like scarves, special outfits and delicates. The cool thing about the rod is that it take sup very little space and you can just suspend it from the ceiling. This ingenious idea comes from interiorfrugalista. You can use a simple shower rod which you can cut to size if needed. Some shower curtain rods can be attached to the walls so you won;t even need the ceiling hanging system.
Speaking of hanging things from the ceiling, check out this ingenious way of saving space with a hanging drying rack. It’s suspended from the ceiling with chains and it lets you hang clothes on hangers. A similar idea could be to hang clothing rods. They’d be used in a similar manner and you could have several of them in the laundry room. Check out adiamondinthestuff for more details.
Although it’s not mandatory to have separate baskets for light and dark clothing, you might want to implement a system that lets you separate them easily. You can plan and build the system yourself. It can be something super simple like some fabric bags with hangers. You can label them and you can store them in the laundry room, attached to one of the walls, like shown on remodelaholic.
A laundry room makeover can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. An inspiring example is this sense is the project featured on simplydesigning. This laundry room used to have a wire shelf which wasn’t exactly impractical but didn’t really offer a lot of functionality either. It was replaced by these storage modules which you can most likely get from Ikea or even build yourself.
Some rooms have rather awkward layouts, like this laundry room featured on makeit-loveit. In this case there was a narrow nook between the door and one of the wall which couldn’t really be used for much. The solution was very clever: to build a custom storage space with shelves and sliding laundry baskets. They’re labeled and the system is very practical and user-friendly.
Not enough room for all the cleaning products and other items that need to be stored in the laundry room? I bet there’s one space which you haven’t taken into consideration: the door. That’s right you can store things on the door. To be more specific, you can attach a system of shelves to one side of the door and this way you can maximize storage. You can do this for cabinet doors too. The idea comes from mysweetsavannahblog.
You should also find a practical and space-efficient way to store the large items like the ironing board for example. Actually, you could create a custom ironing station where you store everything related to the process. It could look like the one on housefulofhandmade. It’s a simple wall-mounted shelf with a built-in hanging post at the bottom.
As important as storage and organization are, you shouldn’t forget the aesthetic side of any project. That being said, a laundry room sign casually displayed on a shelf can really change the ambiance in the space. It’s also easy to make. Check out 2pawsdesigns for more details. You can come up with similar decoration ideas for this room based on your own style and preferences.
A super cool idea can be to mix looks and functionality and to create something beautiful that’s also practical like this laundry sign that doubles as a hanging station. The project is featured on funkyjunkinteriors and to make something similar you need a few very simple things like two reclaimed wood boards and some metal pipes and fittings.