By Elly Leavitt

Published on January 20, 2018

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Limited space for a laundry? No worries. Introducing a Fisher & Paykel first – our NEW Washer Dryer combo. Available in two sizes – and available NOW. Packed with amazing features and with our trusted SmartDrive™ direct drive technology, so definitely reliable. With a quick wash and dry feature, enabling you to wash and dry an average load in under 3 hours. To ensure laundry isn't the only thing done on laundry day. Our previously posted in-house laundry designs, have proved very popular here on Instagram. With reposts coming in from around the world. So we designed this space with a similar material palette, as micro as possible, but still very useable. We think that just because a laundry is modest in size, this doesn't mean it needs to be mundane. Follow the link in our bio for more detail, features and benefits for both our NEW Washer Dryer models. Do laundry day with style. 🖤 #fisherandpaykel #interiordesign #fplaundryday #laundry #style #laundryinspo #styling #laundryday #laundrystyle #interiors #interior444 #styleinspo #scandinaviandesign #nordicinspiration #interiordecor #interiorstylist #interiorstyle #luxuryhomes #dreamhome #design #homeinterior #luxdesign #interiordecorating #interior123 #interiorstyling #interiordesigner #homedecor #myinterior #interiorinspo #experiencefandp

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Laundry rooms may not be the most exciting to decorate, particularly if you’re doing so without much room. But if small spaces do anything, they force you to be more intentional and innovative with the square footage you do have—which is why sometimes the most creative designs come from tiny homes. These eight laundry rooms are no exception.

Read on to discover how these homeowners turned a tricky layout into a smart solution.

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Photography by ELECTROLUX

If you have built-in shelves, it’s time to get creative. Stacking the washer and dryer, like these two from Electrolux, frees up more space for add-ons like a sink and cabinet space. And relegating certain shelves to storing specific items—such as keeping towels together and cleaning supplies separate—makes tracking down the thing you need easy while cutting down on clutter.

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Photography by INT2ARCHITECTURE

If you find yourself in the unique position of having a small space but a walk-in closet (in which case, where are you getting your real estate intel from?), condense your laundry unit into the closet. In this 592-square-foot apartment, designed by INT2Architecture, shelves in the walk-in provide ample room for a laundry unit. Plus, having your clean clothes in such close proximity to the washing machine eliminates the need for a bulky hamper.

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Limited space for a laundry? No worries. Introducing a Fisher & Paykel first – our NEW Washer Dryer combo. Available in two sizes – and available NOW. Packed with amazing features and with our trusted SmartDrive™ direct drive technology, so definitely reliable. With a quick wash and dry feature, enabling you to wash and dry an average load in under 3 hours. To ensure laundry isn't the only thing done on laundry day. Our previously posted in-house laundry designs, have proved very popular here on Instagram. With reposts coming in from around the world. So we designed this space with a similar material palette, as micro as possible, but still very useable. We think that just because a laundry is modest in size, this doesn't mean it needs to be mundane. Follow the link in our bio for more detail, features and benefits for both our NEW Washer Dryer models. Do laundry day with style. 🖤 #fisherandpaykel #interiordesign #fplaundryday #laundry #style #laundryinspo #styling #laundryday #laundrystyle #interiors #interior444 #styleinspo #scandinaviandesign #nordicinspiration #interiordecor #interiorstylist #interiorstyle #luxuryhomes #dreamhome #design #homeinterior #luxdesign #interiordecorating #interior123 #interiorstyling #interiordesigner #homedecor #myinterior #interiorinspo #experiencefandp

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The easiest way to maximize your space is by investing in multifunctional appliances. This combined washer/dryer unit by Fisher and Paykel frees up space that would be taken by a second machine and fits neatly under the sink counter. A marble backsplash and brassy accents dress up this laundry nook.

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Photography by TWO BIRDS DESIGN

After their clients opted to move their laundry room into an ensuite bathroom, Two Birds Design knew the best way to keep the bathroom feeling spacious was by hiding the laundry area as much as possible. Situating the laundry units inside a closet keeps it out of sight but still accessible, and the built-in closet shelf provides extra storage for detergent and laundry baskets.

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Photography by HAKWOOD

This New York loft, designed by Messana O’rorke Architects using Hakwood products, expertly makes use of the hallways by building in a closet for the washing machine. Not letting a single square inch go to waste, it even includes a hanger on the back of the closet to hang up shirts that need to stay unwrinkled.

For when a built-in closet of any kind seems like a luxurious ask for your small space, try something as simple as this under-counter machine. It fits snugly in the corner of the bathroom, and adding a simple wooden shelf under the sink—or, if there’s no space, mount one on the wall—is all you need to hold laundry products.

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Photography by ZEKE RUELAS

Of course blogger and general design superstar Emily Henderson has the chicest laundry closet ever. To brighten up a small space, follow her lead and add some fun printed wallpaper. The pretty blue pattern makes this closet look intentional, rather than just an afterthought built out of necessity.  

Make use of all the wall space available by adding shelves to store your laundry essentials—yes, even a dryer. The Kallax Shelf Unit from Ikea is a simple and affordable option that will easily hold your essentials and fit in most closets.

See more laundry-related stories:


The Laundry Rooms We Couldn’t Stop Gushing Over in 2017
Yes, a Laundry-Folding Robot Actually Exists
This Renovation Proves That Chic Laundry Rooms Do Exist

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