8 Modern Laundry Rooms

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April 7, 2014
Dirty laundry tends to pile up. Here are eight homes from Dwell's archives that use smart design to keep it from becoming an eyesore.
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  In this this home in Toronto, even the laundry room has a view. The windows of this combined laundry room and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor. Photo by Juliana Sohn.  Photo by: Juliana Sohn

    In this this home in Toronto, even the laundry room has a view. The windows of this combined laundry room and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

    Photo by: Juliana Sohn

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  In New Zealand, homeowners find space below the house to hang out the wash. The setup provide a practical and passively sustainable alternative to a dryer. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew WilliamsCourtesy of: matthew williams

    In New Zealand, homeowners find space below the house to hang out the wash. The setup provide a practical and passively sustainable alternative to a dryer. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

    Courtesy of: matthew williams

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  These Los Angeles dwellers make an art of their laundry, housing the chore offsite in a small, cedar-clad ancillary building that also serves as an art studio. Photo by Catherine Ledner.  Photo by: Catherine Ledner

    These Los Angeles dwellers make an art of their laundry, housing the chore offsite in a small, cedar-clad ancillary building that also serves as an art studio. Photo by Catherine Ledner.

    Photo by: Catherine Ledner

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  The laundry room of a little red house in Seattle doubles as the bathroom.  Photo by: Misha Gravenor

    The laundry room of a little red house in Seattle doubles as the bathroom.

    Photo by: Misha Gravenor

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  A designer in Venice, California, opened up the master bedroom of her home to include a new bath and laundry room. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.  Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

    A designer in Venice, California, opened up the master bedroom of her home to include a new bath and laundry room. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

    Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

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  Water-cut doors lead to the laundry room in this Houston home, bringing character to that most domestic of spaces. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Water-cut doors lead to the laundry room in this Houston home, bringing character to that most domestic of spaces. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  A home in Southern California with a charred cedar facade places the laundry away from the main house and beside the garage. The beautiful wood hallway that bridges the gap between the two spaces allows for a moment of awe and appreciation for the landscape in the practice of a routine chore. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.  Photo by: Daniel HennessyCourtesy of: ©2010 DANIEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY

    A home in Southern California with a charred cedar facade places the laundry away from the main house and beside the garage. The beautiful wood hallway that bridges the gap between the two spaces allows for a moment of awe and appreciation for the landscape in the practice of a routine chore. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Courtesy of: ©2010 DANIEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY

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  Relaxing in his Boston home, Andy Hong appreciates how his ground-floor living area seamlessly incorporates his kitchen, laundry, and work spaces. Photo by Roger Davies.  Photo by: Roger DaviesCourtesy of: Justin Reid

    Relaxing in his Boston home, Andy Hong appreciates how his ground-floor living area seamlessly incorporates his kitchen, laundry, and work spaces. Photo by Roger Davies.

    Photo by: Roger Davies

    Courtesy of: Justin Reid

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