Laundry Room Design Constructed Utilizing IKEA Cupboards

The best way to add fashion and storage choices to your IKEA laundry room design.

For those who’re an IKEA buyer who assumes {that a} laundry room design means restricted choices, chances are you’ll need to hold studying. Even smaller areas — just like the 120-sq. ft. laundry room designed for IKD buyer Vern from Chicago, IL — can incorporate intelligent design options that add sensible workflow and loads of fashion. In Vern’s case, this meant an area that includes a stacked washer/dryer combo in addition to an IKEA AXSTAD pullout cupboard used as a laundry hamper.

“We needed good use of area and we favored the concept of getting the dryer stacked and utilizing door covers to make it look extra hid. We additionally needed the pipework and vent pipes hidden; a deep utility sink; and the pull-out cupboard as a laundry hamper. We had bought IKEA furnishings many instances and are accustomed to IKEA cupboards, plus we now have a neighborhood IKEA solely 20 minutes away. So it was simple to go to and consider all the cupboard choices in particular person,” he says.

small laundry room built with white IKEA cabinets

Vern had determined to put in his IKEA laundry room himself however he additionally wanted some design steerage. So with a finances of $4,000, he discovered IKD on-line and started working with IKD designer Albert to replace the unique small, cluttered and ineffectively laid out laundry room in his contemporary-style, new construct house. Collectively they mixed IKEA’s SEKTION kitchen system (SEKTION works nice in different rooms like laundry rooms) with IKEA’s AXSTAD cupboards in matte white for the higher and base cupboards; IKEA MAXIMERA inner drawers; in addition to IKEA KASKER white quartz customized counter tops with a glitter impact; a Whirlpool washer/dryer and a stainless-steel utility sink from Webstaurant Retailer.

The result’s a contemporary, modern and purposeful laundry room design that maximizes each inch of accessible area for practicality. “My spouse and I needed the room to appear and feel mild, recent and ethereal, like clear laundry!” he says. And notably, Vern and his spouse have been in a position to accomplish this IKEA laundry room design — together with IKD’s signature cupboard “hacks” — for less than $2,233. (Notice: This consists of the IKEA whole worth of $1,421 and the additional gadgets price of $812)

Stacked washer/dryer in small laundry room

Let’s see how Vern’s laundry room come collectively!

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Working Collectively

Vern had assembled IKEA merchandise earlier than however nonetheless wanted steerage to ensure his structure was designed correctly.

“By doing the set up myself we might hold the venture inside finances. We additionally knew we needed detailed and real looking renderings of the design all through the planning course of with the flexibility to make revisions over various days. We actually favored among the designs and completed tasks on the IKD Site. Whereas it was attainable to make use of IKEA’s design service we felt a single go to [with IKEA] was not sufficient time to essentially suppose by means of all of the choices,” Vern explains.

And whereas there have been sure obstacles the crew confronted, Vern says communication throughout the collaboration was key. Particularly, he typically requested Albert about revisions; product particulars; tips on how to navigate the IKEA House Planner and tips on how to order gadgets from IKEA.

Stacked Up

Structural obstacles have been one of many largest challenges with the structure.

“The primary impediment was working round our washer/dryer electrical retailers and water inlet pipes. We needed these hidden. Initially, we had our washer and dryer Aspect by Aspect however this uncovered the pipes and made having a countertop above the machines troublesome,” Vern explains.

Before photo of small laundry room

To unravel this problem, Albert recommended to stack the Whirlpool washer/dryer vertically permitting for extra AXSTAD base cupboards and the deep utility sink and the MAXIMERA sliding, pull-out hamper drawer. This additionally supplied extra space to hold moist garments. To make the hanging bars Vern bought stainless-steel towel rails and mounted them below the AXSTAD higher cupboard subsequent to the stacked washer/dryer and on the other aspect beneath the AXSTAD higher cupboard featured above the pullout hamper.

Fashion and Substance

Vern’s laundry room truly matches the fashion of the remainder of his house.

“Our house has a number of impartial whites and greys with a contemporary, modern fashion. When the counter tops have been put in it was like placing the final piece of the puzzle. It was very satisfying lastly seeing the design idea actually come to life!” Vern says.

He additionally notes that the renovated area makes doing the laundry a lot much less annoying. “It was exhausting for my spouse to achieve and entry gadgets from the shelf above the washer/dryer. Plus gadgets would fall between the machines. General the room was simply drab and all of the detergent and cleansing merchandise regarded a bit unpleasant,” he provides.

IKEA KASKER customized counter tops now run from the washer/dryer space; previous the utility sink and on prime of the pullout hamper space. The countertop area successfully creates “stations” to type and fold garments. The earlier laundry room was so cluttered, partially, as a result of there weren’t counter tops within the authentic structure, so this was a serious improve! (Notice: The unique laundry room additionally solely had a stand-alone utility sink and the couple needed to maintain the brand new sink roughly in the identical space because of the pipe work and eager to reap the benefits of pure mild).

After photo of small laundry room

In the meantime the IKEA AXSTAD cupboards are featured within the higher cupboards above the washer/dryer. In reality, this cupboard options one in every of IKD’s signature cupboard “hacks,” with the 30” (w) x 24” (d) x 15” (h) SEKTION wall prime cupboard body modified to 30” (w) x 24” (d) x 10” (h) and that includes an IKEA UTRUSTA hinge with damper for a horizontal door. This creates a perfect storage spot for detergents, material softeners and different cleansing provides. The AXSTAD base cupboards run from the washer/dryer, below the utility sink space, after which to the pullout hamper space. This gives further storage choices for linens and even seasonal clothes gadgets. Different merchandise featured embrace: An IKEA LILLVIKEN sink strainer and stopper; IKEA UTRUSTA fixture for mounting door on drawer; and IKEA FIXA countertop assist fixture, galvanized; IKEA FORBATTRA toe kick and IKEA matte white FORBATTRA cowl panels.

Vern shares his recommendation for different IKEA prospects curious about renovating their laundry room.

“It’s okay to not totally have all of the design concepts your self. That’s what the IKD crew is there for. I counsel to be open to solutions and alternate options however keep on with the important thing design needs which might be essential to you,” he concludes.

We belief that seeing Vern’s IKEA laundry room will encourage you to begin your personal venture. Bear in mind, even smaller laundry areas, like Vern’s, can obtain massive outcomes. Our design crew is right here to information you thru the product choice and design course of.

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