Keep laundry sorted by color (lights and darks) or recommended water temp (warm or cold) by sorting garments in multiple hampers on wheels.
6 of 10Design by MS International, Inc.
Do laundry where the dirt is. Design a washer/dryer unit into your mudroom so the kiddos can stash their sporting equipment and toss their jerseys in the wash in the same space—while keeping the mud in the mudroom.
7 of 10Emily Nathan
The best way to make clothes last and avoid shrinkage is to hang dry whenever possible. This also helps cut your home's electricity use, so it's a high-five for the planet, too.
8 of 10Design by smarterBATHROOMS+
There's no reason your laundry room has to look like a cramped closet. If you're designing a laundry space, design for both utility and comfort: consider cabinets, a sink, and a window view.
9 of 10Design by Louis L'artisan
Have lots of delicates that can't go in the dryer? Consider a closet system with a hanging bar and drying racks to help your "air dry only" garments retain their shape.
10 of 10Design/Build by Denton Developments / Photo by Amy Bartlam
Just because it's the destination for dirty laundry doesn't mean it's a room without design opportunity. Consider patterned tile flooring, wallpaper, window dressings, the works. Choose a neutral palette to pair a serene look with the hum of the dryer.