24 Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas for a Pretty, Clutter-Free Space

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Whittney Parkinson Design

Equipping your laundry room with cabinets will help you to keep things organized while making even a small space more functional. Choosing the right laundry room cabinets will depend on the size and layout of your space and the needs of you and your family.

From simple banks of upper and lower cabinetry to built-in armoires to laundry room cabinets with extra features like built-in drying racks or rods and dedicated spaces for hampers and other needs, these laundry room cabinet ideas in a range of sizes and styles will help you to find a storage solution that works in your space.

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    Flat-Front Laundry Cabinets

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    Sissy + Marley Interior Design / Photo by Marco Ricca Studio

    This sleek and contemporary laundry room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design has flat-front European-style cabinetry that creates a clean-lined look. The top of cabinets includes space for large woven storage baskets, and integrated lighting on the upper cabinets illuminates the countertop for folding and accessing supplies.

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    Glossy Black Cabinets

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    Tiffani Baumgart Interiors / Photo by Jenny Siegwart

    Tiffani Baumgart Interiors decorated this modern laundry room with graphic patterned tile, a live edge countertop, an emerald green Dutch door, and glossy black cabinetry with gold hardware that gives it a sophisticated feel.

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    Natural Wood Cabinets

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    Sketch Design Studio 

    Sketch Design Studio installed a series of natural wood corner cabinets around black stacked washer dryers to maximize storage space in the otherwise black, white, and gray laundry room, adding black cabinet pulls to tie everything together.

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    Cabinets + Drying Rack

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    Whittney Parkinson Design

    Whittney Parkinson Design painted the cabinets and shiplap wall of this combination laundry room mudroom in a soothing shade of pink for continuity. The upper cabinets end where the side-by-side washer dryers begin to allow for a ceiling-mounted wooden drying rack.

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    Ironing Board Cabinet

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    Brittney Ferguson Interiors

    Brittney Ferguson Interiors added a slim ironing board wall cabinet to this multi-purpose laundry room and mud room that includes stacked washer dryers as well as housing an extra fridge.

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    Washing Machine Cabinet

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    Fantastic Frank

    Even the tiniest laundry rooms can benefit from cabinet storage. Fantastic Frank disguised the combination front-loading washer-dryer in this small Swedish apartment's bathroom laundry room, adding a countertop for folding clothes and an identical upper cabinet to store laundry supplies.

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    Just Enough Cabinets

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Margaret Austin Photo

    Cathie Hong Interiors kept this spacious laundry room feeling light and airy by hanging a single row of double cabinets above the large front-loading washer and dryer, then ran lower cabinets as well as a countertop for folding clothes the length of the room. Wallpaper in soft colors and a subtle pattern helps tie the space together.

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    Rolling Hamper Space

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    Marie Flanigan Interiors

    Marie Flanigan Interiors carved out a dedicated space in this wall of pale blue laundry room cabinetry to store rolling hampers so that they are easy to pull out and put away.

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    Slide-Out Drying Racks

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    Marie Flanigan Interiors

    Above the hamper storage, Marie Flanigan Interiors installed a row of slide-out drying rack drawers that make taking care of delicate items like cashmere sweaters a breeze.

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    Modern Laundry Room Cabinets

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    Kate Marker Interiors mounted the laundry room cabinets to the ceiling to maximize space in this modern space, and painted them in the same dark shade to match the wainscoting on the lower half of the wall.

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    Cabinets With Sliding Ladder

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     Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Kaitlin Green

    A sliding ladder runs the length of one wall of this combination mud room and laundry room from Emily Henderson Design that maximizes the ceiling height with a row of storage cabinets that hug the ceiling. Warm wood cabinetry contrasts with pastel blue shiplap and white ceilings to add dimension to the light and airy window-filled space.

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    Barn Door Cabinet Closure

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    Thistlewood Farm

    Thistlewood Farms added a sliding barn door with spray painted gold hinges above the washer and dryer in this modern farmhouse laundry room that is easy to open and close, adding matching wire baskets lined with burlap to keep doorless cabinet shelving looking clean and organized.

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    Shaker Cabinets

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    Kate Marker Interiors installed simple white Shaker cabinets above the built-in washer and dryer in this modern farmhouse style laundry room complete with an apron sink, black countertops, and a metal drying rod suspended from a floating wood shelf.

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    All Kinds of Cabinets

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    Whittney Parkinson Design

    Whittney Parkinson Design chose a variety of laundry room cabinets that make this spacious laundry room extra functional, from painted built-in lower cabinets and open shelving that wrap the periphery of the space to a mix of single and double upper cabinets that are visually linked by a series of chunky wood open shelves.

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    Washer Dryer Cabinet

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    Michelle Berwick Design

    This laundry room from Michelle Berwick Design has stacked black-and-white appliances fitted into royal blue painted washer dryer cabinetry with a double cabinet on top. A set of adjacent drawers painted in the same color creates a built-in look, and a drying rod hung high in front of the window is suspended between the washer dryer cabinet and the wall to optimize the space. Gold-toned hardware creates a sense of cohesion that adds warmth to the cool color scheme.

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    Wall-to-Wall Cabinetry

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    This spacious family home laundry room from Kate Marker Interiors has wall-to-wall cabinetry that is fitted to the space like a glove and features a mix of closed Shaker cabinets of varying sizes as well as glass-front cabinets, a drying rod, and open shelving for display space.

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    Laundry Linen Closet

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    Britt Design Studio

    Britt Design Studio installed lower cabinetry in this pale gray and white laundry room, then extended the functionality of the space by creating a linen closet armoire in the hallway just outside to store neat stacks of all-white towels and sheets.

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    Two-Tone Laundry Cabinets

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    Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona

    Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona installed floor-to-ceiling two-tone cabinets on two walls of this long and narrow laundry room to maximize storage, leaving the top of the side wall cabinets open. Gold-toned metal cabinet pulls and a decorative ceiling light add a sense of cohesion.

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    Wrap-Around Cabinets

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    If you've got unlimited space, consider skipping the upper cabinetry and installing wrap-around lower cabinetry and drawers to fulfill all of your laundry room storage needs, like this light and airy space from Kate Marker Interiors.

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    Matching Drying Rack

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    Mindy Gayer Design Co. / Photo by Vanessa Lentine

    Mindy Gayer Design Co. painted the lower cabinets in this combination laundry room craft room in lilac, using the same paint on the walls and built-in drying rack over the sink.

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    Green Laundry Cabinets

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    Blessed Little Bungalow

    Blessed Little Bungalow added a chunky natural wood countertop above her washer dryer, wedging in a small cabinet to maximize space, then painting it green to match the upper cabinets on the wall above that anchor a drying rod and include an open top shelf that houses lightweight woven storage baskets.

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    Open and Closed Cabinets

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    Marie Flanigan Interiors

    Marie Flanigan Interiors mixed closed and open storage on the lower half of this farmhouse-style laundry room, leaving the upper half of the shiplap walls mostly bare, keeping the space feeling airy and uncluttered while leaving room for a natural wood floating shelf and a shiny brass drying rod above the countertop.

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    Decorative Cabinets

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    Kern & Co.

    Choosing decorative doors for your laundry room cabinetry is a small way to elevate a utilitarian space, making it feel custom rather than cookie cutter, like this spacious laundry room from Kern & Co. The cabinets wrap around the U-shaped space that is decorated in shades of pale gray and white, from the cabinets to the patterned tile backsplash and floor.

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    Hamper Cubbies

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    Marie Flanigan Interiors

    Marie Flanigan Interiors added a vertical stack of cubbies along one wall of this laundry room that houses identical hampers that helps to keep clothes and linens sorted. A wall of cabinetry is complemented by built-in drawers around the apron sink for storing smaller items.

What kind of cabinets go in a laundry room?

You can install one or more closed or open wall cabinets on the wall above the washer and dryer in a small laundry room to house detergents and supplies. If you have a top-loading washing machine, be sure to leave enough room overhead. In a large space, you can install wardrobe-style cabinets with extra storage space or room to hang a drying rack to air dry clothes, saving energy and making them last longer. Many people use kitchen cabinets in laundry rooms.

What is best material for laundry room cabinets?

The best material for laundry room cabinets is natural hardwood, which is more durable than manmade materials and will be able to stand up to the high moisture levels found in laundry rooms. The second best and more affordable option is plywood.