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13 Unique DIY Laundry Room Shelves & Shelving Ideas

Laundry room shelves can help make laundry day (or days) a little better and a little more organized. No matter your style, you will find inspiration with this list of laundry room shelving ideas.

laundry room shelving ideas with different types of shelf options.

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DIY shelving can turn a beautiful mess into a functional laundry room. We get it, you don’t want to spend a ton of money to get extra storage space.

Whether you have a small or large laundry room, we have a storage solution for you.

What types of shelves are good for a laundry room?

  • Open shelving
  • Floating shelves
  • Bracket shelves
  • Stained wooden shelves
  • Pipe shelves
  • Painted wood shelves
  • Wire shelving
  • Combination of wall cabinets and open shelving

Laundry Room Shelf Ideas

Whether you have a small space or large laundry space, these laundry shelves are a great way to add extra storage.

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Shelving FAQs

How deep should laundry room shelves be?

This depends on what you plan on storing on your shelves. A normal shelf depth of 12″ is deep enough to store even the largest laundry soap. However, if you plan on placing large storage baskets or bins, 16″ for depth may work better.

What should you store on open shelving in the laundry room?

Laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, stain remover and other everyday laundry items are perfect for open shelving. You can put them in decorative containers or leave them as is for easy access. Add your personality with small decorative pieces like signs or greenery.

What height should laundry shelves be?

You want to be able to reach the items easily in your laundry room. However, maybe items that aren’t used every day could be on the higher shelves. You will see a variety of shelving height options for your laundry room. Our current DIY shelves are 60 inches and 70 inches. We also have enough clearance over the utility tub by placing the first shelf about 60″ from the ground.
blue laundry room shelves and cabinets with heights lists for each shelf.

When should you consider not putting a shelf right over the washer and dryer?

You can do this if you won’t be covering your water hook-up. We don’t recommend this type of shelf or ledge if you are covering your water access in case you need to turn it off quickly.

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The best part of all of these laundry room shelving ideas is that you will have increased your storage options in no time at all.

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