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5 Brilliant Small Laundry Room Makeover Ideas

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Laundry rarely makes anyone’s list of favorite activities, but if you’re lucky enough to have a washer and dryer in your home, the chore becomes infinitely less annoying. It doesn’t have to be a huge space, either. With these inspiring ideas, you can turn your small laundry room into a place where fluffing and folding is fun. (OK, maybe not fun, but not bad.)

1. Create More Surface Area

wood counter small laundry room

If you don’t have room for both a washer and dryer and a separate folding area, create a simple stacked wood countertop with a waterfall edge like in this small laundry room makeover. Not only is it functional, but it ties in the light wood edging from the cabinets. Via Vintage Revivals

2. Maximize Wall Space

striped rug chandelier small laundry room

When you can’t expand horizontally, go vertical. This smart redesign employs cabinets, wall hooks, hanging bars, and shelves. Via Right Up My Alley

3. Add Some Glam

metallic backsplash small laundry room

Just because it’s the place where you clean your dirty socks doesn’t mean it can’t be a sophisticated space. This tiny closet laundry room features a metallic backsplash, glass-front cabinets and sleek hardware. Via Brit + Co

4. Repurpose an Unused Room

small laundry room

No laundry room? Make one! This refined space was originally a little-used powder room off the kitchen, so the homeowners turned it into a thoughtfully-designed space that better fit their needs. Via Chris Loves Julia

5. Brighten Up

white shiplap small laundry room

Dark paint colors can quickly make a small laundry room feel stifling, so take a cue from this airy space, which amplifies natural light with white washed shiplap on the walls and ceiling, plus white drawers, appliances, and accessories. The large pendant lights add more illumination, and the house plants bring some life to the space. Via Cepaynasi

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