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.
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?
Having a mix of open shelving on brackets and matching laundry room cabinets is a great storage solution in this laundry room. It is nice to be able to hide some cleaning products behind the cabinet doors while keeping the stain remover and laundry detergent easily accessible on the shelves.
The simple white shelf above the top loader washer and dryer uses all the available storage space in this laundry room. Adding the painted cabinets in the rich green color completes this laundry room organization.
At first glance, you notice creative wallpaper in this space and then you see all the laundry room storage. This functional space has a mix of open shelves with baskets and cabinets to really increase the laundry room storage.
Adding wire baskets to simple wire shelving can give you the extra storage you need. Notice that they also have an extra space next to the dryer to store their ironing board. This laundry room idea shows that wire shelving can be practical, function and still look good.
Adding a cabinet in the middle of the washer and dryer provided options for different wood shelf designs. The small shelves are perfect for your powder detergent, soap and dryer sheets. We also like the addition of the skinnier shelf right over the washer and dryer.
These easy-to-reach shelves are the perfect storage solution for this space. Add your cleaning supplies. fabric softener or just decorative touches. The best part is you can create these wall shelves in one afternoon.
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.
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.
Erin Nutter is the DIY enthusiast, writer and photographer behind TheDIYNuts.com. She loves sharing her passion for do-it-yourself projects along with her husband, Eric. As an artist, mother, and lover of all things DIY she hopes to inspire you to be creative to make a life and home you love.