19 Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas for Stylish Organizing

laundry room wih storage
Photo: Tessa Neustadt

Laundry room cabinets can boost function, provide streamlined organization, and create a polished look, so that laundry day feels less like a chore. Use our helpful hints for the design of smart laundry room cabinetry.

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How to Design Laundry Room Cabinets

Laundry room with geometric floors and white counters
Julie Soefer

Striking the right balance between storage and work space is key when you're designing laundry room cabinets. Consider the activities that will take place in the laundry room (such as treating stains and sorting or folding clothes), as well as the items that are housed there, including detergents, cleaning products, ironing supplies, rods for hanging clothes, and more. Note whether you prefer the clean look of closed doors, or the convenience of open storage. Including a mix of storage types and a handy work surface can help you maximize your laundry area.

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Personalized Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas

palm frond wallpaper and plants in colorful laundry room
Kim Cornelison

Personalize your laundry room with bold colors and patterns and you'll find washing and folding duties become less tedious. In this example, brilliant blue cabinets pair with palm-frond wallpaper to fashion a fun, tropics-inspired room. An open cubbyhole in the lower cabinetry provides a cozy hangout for the family pet.

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DIY Laundry Room Cabinet Update

blue chambray labeled bins in laundry room shelving
Laura Moss

Closed laundry room cabinets create a tidy, polished look, but open storage areas can be helpful for organizing often-used items. To convert regular cabinetry to open shelving, simply remove the doors and fill in any holes left behind by the removed hardware. Here, open laundry room cabinets are lined with baskets labeled with each family member's name, which can be used to sort and store laundry that's ready to be folded or put away.

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Laundry Room Wall Cabinets

laundry room sink below clothes bar
Laura Moss

Most laundry room cabinet designs leave some space between the bottom of the cabinet and the countertop. This laundry room makes use of that generally unused area with two sets of storage cabinets stacked above the washer and dryer. Although this sacrifices some of your countertop work space, the boost of easy-access storage is a smart trade-off.

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Reworked Laundry Room Storage

laundry room wih storage
Tessa Neustadt

In this laundry room and entryway combo, side-by-side appliances initially sat under the windows. Shifting to a stacked washer and dryer on the opposite wall greatly expanded the room's storage and work space. A long counter under the window provides space for folding, while cabinets with flip-up doors take advantage of wall space near the ceiling. Think about narrow areas differently to gain more storage options: A pull-down drying rack tucked into the corner saves space by folding up when not in use.

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Cabinets for Small Laundry Rooms

Laundry room with storage for clothes
Jay Wilde

Not having a dedicated space for a full-fledged laundry room doesn't mean you should sacrifice storage. Try this laundry cupboard idea: white cabinets with Shaker-style panels blend the walk-through space with the rest of the home, but provide critical storage for laundry detergent and other items. A simple tension rod mounted across the open space in the middle creates a handy hanging area.

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Open Laundry Room Cabinets

blue and white laundry room with red hanging shirt
Stacey Brandford

The cabinets in this space needed to maximize long-term storage, but maintain counter space for daily tasks. To do that, the homeowners installed a narrow shelf a few inches above the countertop, using turned shelf supports to add classic details. The spot offers quick access to everyday laundry essentials, while open cabinets above provide overflow storage for extra products. Hooks add even more quick-use storage.

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Decorative Laundry Room Cabinets

white and aquamarine laundry room with red striped baskets
Jay Wilde

More expansive laundry spaces might have room for extra features, such as a hanging rod or open shelves for laundry baskets. This assembly keeps the space looking neat and tidy with a few decorative extras, including mullions on the glass doors, uniformly colored containers, and restrained punches of pattern and color. White laundry cabinets keep the space looking crisp and clean.

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Laundry Room Storage Cabinets

multi-colored laundry room with zebra pattern bench
Heather Anne Thomas

Cabinet trim and crown molding add visual heft to this contemporary laundry room. The mix of open and closed storage, pretty containers, and cabinets that stop short of the ceiling give the collection a lighter look and feel. Added storage between the washer and dryer units provides the perfect spot to store dryer sheets or detergent pods.

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White Laundry Room Cabinets

gray and white laundry room with striped floors
Greg Scheidemann

Using laundry room cabinets to repeat other details in the space helps to create visual cohesion. Here, the horizontal open shelves mimic the subway tile and add a few crucial storage inches to the store-bought cabinets. Closed white cabinets above conceal items like detergent, bleach, and other cleaners.

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Clever Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas

pull out ironing board in kitchen
Emily Followill

Incorporate a foldout ironing board to maximize a small laundry room space. A hidden nook between wall studs makes creative and clever use of what would otherwise be discarded space in this combination kitchen and laundry room. The board folds flat, while narrow shelves hold often-used products within easy reach.

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Two-Tone Laundry Room Cabinetry

gray and white cabinets and white subway tile backsplash
Werner Straube

Cabinets needn't be all the same color. Apply the two-tone cabinetry look with complementary hues, such as the ones in this neutral palette, to help lighten and brighten a small laundry area. This gray and white cabinet design combines closed and glassed-in doors, as well as an open shelf for soaps and other laundry tools.

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Laundry Room Cabinetry Solution

blue and green laundry room with stacked washer and dryer
Scott Little

This oddly angled spot could easily have been wasted space, but a unique combination of storage cabinets helped to turn it into a practical laundry room. Foregoing upper cabinets keeps the room bright and sunny, while a corner sink-cabinet combination offers essential storage. On a slim pass-through wall, a narrow cabinet pulls out to reveal an ironing board. When closed, it serves as the home's message center.

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Combined Laundry Room Storage

laundry room with dark wood cabinets and stacked white washer dryer
Alise O'Brien

Homes sometimes don't have enough space for a separate laundry room, but careful attention to detail can help integrate this essential space into a mudroom or kitchen. Here, a narrow pass-through space supplies a wall of cabinetry and a utility sink. Upper cabinets that stretch to the ceiling offer storage for less frequently used items.

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Streamlined Laundry Room Cabinets

laundry room with blue and white striped floors
Lauren Rubinstein

For very small laundry spaces, too many details on the cabinets can be visually distracting. Instead, focus the use of pattern and color on the floors and walls, particularly if there are open shelves that might benefit from a backdrop. These laundry shelves over the washer and dryer provide easy access to necessities for each of the appliances. A narrow cabinet in the middle offers hidden storage for other hardworking items.

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Mix-and-Match Laundry Room Storage

white laundry room cubbies with decorative wallpaper
Scott Little

Varying the types of storage can provide multiple ways to store laundry room necessities. Combine open shelves, narrow slots, and a few closed cabinet doors for customized storage. Upper cabinets can store seasonal items (coats, gloves, hats, and mittens), while attractive baskets keep the open spaces more organized.

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Laundry Room Shelving

white bathroom with wood accents and stacked washer dryer
Michael Partenio

Laundry facilities are often integrated into other rooms, such as mudrooms, kitchens, or even bathrooms, which can put space at a premium. Consider sliding doors or bifold options to conserve square footage, especially if your laundry space is accessed frequently. In place of cabinets, the open shelving here eliminates the need for even more door-swing space.

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Laundry Room Cabinet Doors

laundry room set within cabinetry
Paul Dyer

For laundry spaces that fit into another collection of cabinets, such as in a kitchen, consider a door that opens and slides back into the wall of cabinetry. This ensures that the working space can be open without any intrusion to the flow of traffic. A simple cabinet offers a few shelves and two doors that move in, back, and away.

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Laundry Cabinet Designs

green laundry room with flowers atop white appliances
John Bessler

Wainscoting, crown molding, and paneled doors add traditional charm to these laundry room cabinets. If you don't have the space or the budget for a built-in countertop, consider a panel placed on top of your washer-dryer for folding or open storage. This flat surface is easy to clean and can prevent spills from dripping down between the appliances.

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