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Laundry Closet Ideas

Pin17K Share5 Tweet EmailShares 17KNot everyone has a laundry room with lots of space. Personally, we have a laundry closet, which poses its own challenges. It’s small, short on storage space and there’s just not much to work with. But thanks to these clever laundry closet ideas, I now know how to maximize the space I have. Genius Laundry Closet Ideas A stackable washer and dryer saves considerable room, allowing you to install shelving off to the side. If your machines are side-by-side, add a countertop for folding space. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! Do you have a couple of inches of dead space between your units?  Add a pull-out shelf!  You can store your bottles in that space! Use a Lazy Susan hold your detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets and stain removers. It can sit on top of the dryer without looking cluttered! Instead of traditional closet doors, install sliding barn doors for a streamlined look that gives you full access to both machines. Isn’t that gorgeous? Add caddies to the side wall to hold your detergents and other laundry products. A fold-out drying rack gives you space to hang things to dry without taking up lots of room. Add shelves below the washer and dryer to hold all of your laundry baskets. Bonus: No bending over to get clothes out of the dryer! Install a hide-away drying rack above the machines. This homeowner added shelves between the cabinets and found a slim basket to fit between the washer and dryer to make use of all available space. Smart! You should absolutely make use of valuable door space. Hang an over-the-door organizer on the inside of the closet doors to keep your laundry products. The slide-out folding area in this unit is so clever! Everything is tucked away in cabinets or drawers, so it looks clean and streamlined. Even if you don’t need the extra storage space, a shelf above the machines can help you add decor to soften the laundry room so that it doesn’t look so utilitarian. If your laundry closet is nowhere near a trash can, install one on the wall to hold lint and dryer sheets. Empty it when it’s full. It’s so much more convenient than running down the hall when you’re in the middle of doing laundry. You don’t need a big budget for a laundry closet makeover. This was done for under $100. Can you believe the difference? A deep-set hanging rack and cube shelves offer plenty of storage and clothes-drying space even in a small laundry closet. Pin17K Share5 Tweet EmailShares 17K

Laundry Closet Ideas

Stack the Appliances Install a ventless electric dryer (#354609) designed to fit in a small space but big enough to handle a king-size comforter. This ENERGY STAR®-qualified washer (#354613) has 16 wash options, and it lets you program custom cycles. To access everything, use louvered bifold doors (#20081) that provide ventilation. A porcelain tile floor (#120456, #446993) works better than carpet in a potentially wet space. Shop Washers & Dryers Made to Sort Add an allen + roth™ ventilated shelving system (#339213) with additional shelves (#339264) for quick vertical storage. Shop Closet Organization Shop Laundry Hampers and Baskets Stock Your Shelves Corral small items, such as hand towels and mismatched socks, in wicker baskets to contain clutter in a tight space. Study the Space A laundry on the main floor or upper level — instead of in the basement — is a step-saving convenience you’ll appreciate for years. From a hall closet measuring only 3 feet deep by 5 feet wide with a 4-foot opening, we created this compact laundry station after checking it for the necessary space and access to utilities. Small-Space Laundry Tips Technology upgrades to washers and dryers have changed how we do laundry. Before you start a load of laundry, remember these key points. Upkeep. To reduce buildup in a front-load washer dispenser drawer, use only high-efficiency detergent and bleach. Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month. Weight control. In a front-load washer, wash like-weight items together. (Do not mix lightweight delicates with heavy bath towels.) Size matters. Combine large and small items in a load; add large items first. Pillow talk. Pillows and comforters should not be mixed with other items to avoid an out-of-balance load. Keep it clean. Clean your front-load washer’s drum monthly. Run the clean cycle with 1 cup of bleach or a cleaner like Affresh to avoid odors. Bolted down. If you opt to place a stackable dryer above the washer, you will need a stacking kit to safely secure the machines. Some come with a kit, but check before you leave the store. Laundry Your Way Style-Setter Laundry A side-by-side washer and dryer maximize counter space. Upper cabinetry hides laundry necessities. Shelves between the cabinets display your prettiest laundry goods, such as sachets and linen water. Add a bulletin board — or use chalkboard paint — to create a message center for family to-dos. Linen Lover Stacking a washer and dryer opens up floor space. Hide dirty clothes in cabinetry hampers. Hang an ironing board on the closet doors. A shower rod or curtain rod puts hangers within arm’s reach. Add shelving for blankets, duvets, pillows, and other seasonal linens. A basket stores a fresh set of towels, extra blankets, and other linens for drop-in guests. Clean Freak Laundry A two-in-one washer/dryer increases space for other items, including a vacuum cleaner. A rubber mat protects the floor from messy brooms and mops while favorite tools hang from perforated hardboard hooks. Build custom-size, brightly painted boxes using our DIY instructions and fill them with ironing tools, laundry supplies, and lightbulbs. DIY Devotee Laundry Stack your washer and dryer to make room for a rolling tool chest that stores tools, cleaning products, or DIY supplies. Above the upper appliance, store laundry goods in one convenient place. Perforated hardboard hooks store your most frequently used tools. Add a shelf for household items such as lightbulbs or towels.

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Laundry Closet Ideas

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Laundry Closet Ideas

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