7 Modern Laundry Rooms

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By Michele Koh Morollo
Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much design consideration. But this doesn't have to be the case.

Rather than setting up your laundry area like a boring utility room, why not design a modern space that's both functional and sleek at the same time? Take a look at seven examples here.

The Art of Washing

In Boston’s South End, architect Anne Barrett of 30E Design has revamped a laundry room in a traditional brownstone. Illuminated by a bundle of fiber-optic cables, it's more of an art installation than a hub for domestic chores. 

In Boston’s South End, architect Anne Barrett of 30E Design has revamped a laundry room in a traditional brownstone. Illuminated by a bundle of fiber-optic cables, it's more of an art installation than a hub for domestic chores. 

Designed by Miami firm One D+B Architecture, this laundry room with a large window has tons of natural light, tall wardrobes, and plenty of clean and simple warm wood. 

Designed by Miami firm One D+B Architecture, this laundry room with a large window has tons of natural light, tall wardrobes, and plenty of clean and simple warm wood. 

Australian studio Keen Architecture designed this large laundry room with minimalist gray walls, a backsplash of subway tiles, built-in cabinetry, and a large sliding door that opens out to the garden—perfect for clothes in need of sun-drying. 

Australian studio Keen Architecture designed this large laundry room with minimalist gray walls, a backsplash of subway tiles, built-in cabinetry, and a large sliding door that opens out to the garden—perfect for clothes in need of sun-drying. 

In a Japanese home designed by Koizumisekkei, mirrors and a slim shelf made of raw wood and metal line one side of the wall, creating the illusion of expansiveness in the laundry room.

In a Japanese home designed by Koizumisekkei, mirrors and a slim shelf made of raw wood and metal line one side of the wall, creating the illusion of expansiveness in the laundry room.

In this Toronto home, the windows of the combined laundry and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor.  

In this Toronto home, the windows of the combined laundry and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor.  

The homeowners of this New Zealand home have found a practical and passively sustainable alternative to a dryer as they hang their clothes out to dry in the ventilated space beneath the first floor of their house. 

The homeowners of this New Zealand home have found a practical and passively sustainable alternative to a dryer as they hang their clothes out to dry in the ventilated space beneath the first floor of their house. 

Designed by Russian practice INT2 Architecture, this Scandinavian-inspired two-story home near Lake Malakhovskoye in Russia has a commodious pastel-colored laundry room with a compact sewing nook.  

Designed by Russian practice INT2 Architecture, this Scandinavian-inspired two-story home near Lake Malakhovskoye in Russia has a commodious pastel-colored laundry room with a compact sewing nook.  

Shop For Your Modern Laundry Room

George & Willy Hanging Drying Rack
George & Willy Hanging Drying Rack
The Hanging Drying Rack is an economical and environmental way to dry and air clothing. Suspended from the ceiling using a seamless pulley system, the clothes rack quickly dries laundry by utilising warm air trapped in the ceiling space.
Medina Mercantile Large Woven Storage Basket
Medina Mercantile Large Woven Storage Basket
Laundry, toys, linens, magazines… there’s no end to what you can store in this easy-going, looks-good-anywhere woven basket. Handcrafted in Ghana from wild grasses, the weave is tight and sturdy, so the basket will stand up straight on its own.
Menu Bath Towel Ladder
Menu Bath Towel Ladder
Light, uniform lines and rounded bases create a bathroom series characterized by understated elegance. This is all that is needed to create a pleasingly clean focal point in your bathroom. With functional details all around, the new Bath series from Menu is both hygienic and user-friendly.
Skagerak Nomad Shelf System
Skagerak Nomad Shelf System
The Nomad Shelf System from Skagerak is part of an innovative storage system that has a thin, space-saving profile. Designed to resemble a ladder, the Nomad rests on the wall, and can be set in a variety of interiors, or even outside.
Skagerak Fionia Folding Stool/Table - Black Stained Oak
Skagerak Fionia Folding Stool/Table - Black Stained Oak
The Fionia Stool is an expression of brilliant design and workmanship. The stool is elegant even when folded. It can be used in every room of the home, as a footstool, side table, bedside table or as a stand for flowers.
Kartell Rail Towel Rail
Kartell Rail Towel Rail
The Kartell Rail Towel Rail is able to accommodate any contemporary bathroom with its simple form and array of transparent colors and sizes. Made out of lightweight yet solid PMMA plastic, Rail mounts easily to the wall to hold and complement your best hand or bath towels.
Bath & Beach Towels from Pendleton
Bath & Beach Towels from Pendleton
Some of the oldest blanket patterns bring history and Native American style to baths from ranch house to urban loft. The time-honored design was created in the 1920s to celebrate the heroism of the Northwest's great Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph.
RE.BIN Modern Recycling Bin Set
RE.BIN Modern Recycling Bin Set
They say two is better than one, right? With two RE.BINs, sorting your recyclables is as easy as it gets! Use your RE.BINs to recycle, sort your laundry, organize your clutter, or create a little extra storage...you decide! RE.BIN is the modern recycling bin that offers an easy way to recycle in...
"Home Sweet Home" Energy Clearing Set
"Home Sweet Home" Energy Clearing Set
Home Sweet Home is the perfect new office- or housewarming gift. Just as you would clean the dirt, grease, and grime from your home, you also need to clean the energy. This gift set comes with a bottle of best-selling Good Juju, made from three powerful herbaceous energy shifters.
Gentner Dust Pan and Brush
Gentner Dust Pan and Brush
This dust pan and brush bring a whole new dimension to cleaning.
Menu Stick System
Menu Stick System
Wooden sticks and joints of steel are the components that transform the versatile Stick System into a shelving system, a clothing rack and a worktable; interior elements of strong constructions that are easily assembled and offer multi-functional solutions for residential use.
MENOTO Towel Stand by Blomus
MENOTO Towel Stand by Blomus
A touch of European elegance, designed to pamper you and your towels. Created by Floz Design, the Blomus MENOTO Towel Stand features two sleek stainless steel towel holders attached to an artificial stone base.