7 Laundry Cabinetry Ideas for an Organised Space

Laundries used to be a component of the home people often hid. Between piles of laundry and small, stuffy spaces, they weren’t seen as anything but a place for practicality. Luckily, this has changed dramatically, and laundries have become aesthetic areas, often matching the home’s own style. Plus, well-organised and beautiful laundry can completely elevate the functionality of your home. One key element that can significantly enhance the efficiency and appearance of your laundry room is the choice of cabinetry. 

We’re exploring seven laundry cabinetry ideas that are perfect for transforming your laundry area into a stylish and organised space. 

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1. Small Laundry Cabinets for Compact Spaces

In homes where space is limited, small laundry cabinets emerge as a practical solution to maintain organisation without compromising on style. These compact cabinets are designed to maximise vertical space, offering a clever storage solution for laundry essentials. The key is to choose streamlined designs that don't overwhelm the room visually. Small laundry cabinets can be strategically placed above or beside appliances, ensuring that even the most modest laundry area can benefit from efficient storage without taking away from the overall design aesthetic. 

Check out even more tips and tricks for maximising your small laundry area.

2. Laundry Cabinet Hamper

A laundry cabinet hamper combines functionality and style by seamlessly integrating a built-in hamper within the cabinetry. This innovative design not only conceals washing but also streamlines the laundry process. They also come in various materials and styles to ensure the cabinet hamper complements the overall design of the laundry room. This discreet storage solution keeps the space tidy while adding a touch of sophistication.

Don’t forget to check out our full range of incredible laundry cabinets in our product library.

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3. Open Shelving for a Contemporary Look

For those who prefer a modern and airy feel, open shelving is the perfect choice. Open shelves not only provide easy access to essentials but also contribute to the illusion of a larger space. You can also style them with décor, such as baskets, jars, and books, adding a personalised touch to the laundry. 

4. Laundry Cabinet with Sink

A laundry cabinet with a sink is a game-changer for those who want a multifunctional space. This addition not only facilitates handwashing and pre-soaking but also serves as a practical countertop for folding and sorting clothes. Plus, you can choose from a range of sink styles, including farmhouse sinks for a rustic touch or sleek, modern designs for a contemporary look. The integration of a sink into the cabinetry enhances the overall efficiency of the laundry room.

5. Stacked Surrounds for a Sleek Vibe

Stacked surrounds contribute to a sleek and contemporary aesthetic, as they work to hide away appliances while adding cabinetry storage options. Stakced surrounds are an excellent choice for those who appreciate a minimalist and clutter-free laundry space.

Visualise your dream laundry space using our mood board tool.

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6. Pull-Out Ironing Board Cabinets

Maximise functionality by incorporating a pull-out ironing board within your laundry cabinetry. This innovative solution ensures that the ironing board is easily accessible when needed and can be discreetly tucked away when not in use. Opt for a cabinet with a built-in electrical outlet, streamlining the ironing process. This practical addition saves space and adds a touch of convenience to the laundry room.

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7. Laundry Cabinetry Colour Ideas

Like most pieces within your home, the colour of your cabinetry will make a world of difference within your laundry. We recommend opting for something subtle, like oak or a bright white, that still feels cohesive with the rest of your home. This way, your laundry cabinetry won’t feel overwhelming, and it allows you to be creative in other areas, such as your tiles or tapware.

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Elevating your laundry room from a functional space to a stylish and organised oasis involves thoughtful consideration of cabinetry choices. Whether you opt for an integrated laundry cabinet hamper, or choose a sleek laundry cabinet with a sink, the key is to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics, that also complements the overall design of your home.

If you’re planning a laundry renovation, there are so many helpful resources to guide you through the best steps to take, like this Ultimate Guide from ADP.

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do you layout cabinets in a laundry room?

The layout of cabinets in a laundry room should prioritise functionality and efficiency, depending on how you use the space. Our advice? Consider placing base cabinets beneath countertops to create a convenient workspace. Wall cabinets can also be strategically positioned above appliances or countertops to maximise vertical storage. Don’t forget to leave sufficient space around appliances for ease of use.

Do laundry room cabinets need to match kitchen cabinets?

It’s not necessary for laundry room cabinets to match kitchen cabinets, however, we do recommend maintaining a cohesive design and aesthetic throughout your home, even if the spaces are directly connected. If you want to change it up between the two spaces, consider using similar materials, finishes, or tones and hues, to establish visual connection. This will ensure a harmonious flow, while still allowing you some flexibility for customisation. 


Should laundry room cabinets go to the ceiling?

Extending your laundry cabinetry to the ceiling depends on your laundry space and personal preferences, there are no hard rules. Ceiling height cabinetry can maximise storage but may also make your room feel smaller. Leaving a gap between the ceiling and the cabinetry allows for the laundry to feel more open. 

How big should laundry room cabinets be?

The size of laundry room cabinets depends on the available space and storage needs. Often you’re able to customise the dimensions of your cabinetry, depending on the products you choose. Don’t forget to consider factors such as the size of your appliances, the amount of storage you need, and the overall layout of your laundry room.


Should cabinets be lighter or darker than walls?

The choice between lighter or darker cabinets depends on your desired aesthetic and the size of your laundry room. Lighter cabinets tend to make a space feel more open and airy, while darker cabinets can add warmth and create a cosy atmosphere. Consider the colour of the walls, flooring, and other elements in the room to achieve a balanced and visually appealing contrast.