If you’re renovating, it’s often tempting to look at the space that is currently your laundry to see if it has a better use. In my case, I was able to turn the laundry into a second – much needed, bathroom. But if your laundry is repurposed, where are you going to wash and dry? The answer may be in a closet! Most closets are 600mm (24″) deep. Most laundry appliances just happen to be around 500mm (20″) deep. What a lovely coincidence!

Closet Laundry Room Main Image

Converting a closet into a laundry can be an inexpensive exercise as long as you have easy access to both plumbing and drainage. In my case, the original laundry adjoined a closet so it was easy to take the plumbing through the wall and the drainage was only a short run.

Closet Laundry RoomIf you have underfloor access, either via a basement or because your home is raised off the ground, it is also a relatively easy project.

Remember to ensure the closet has good ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is probably a worthwhile investment, especially if you intend to install a dryer.

Do you want to turn that closet at home into your laundry area? Gather ideas and plan how you can modify your space now!

View our album of closet laundries for inspiration and head over to the link to a great tutorial below. :)

Materials:

  • Iron-on Melamine Edging
  • Non-slip Grip Liner
  • Collapsible Laundry Racks
  • Collapsible Laundry Baskets
  • Adustable Clothing Rod / Steel Rods (for hanging clothes)
  • Paint(s) of your choice
  • 1 whole Plywood or Melamine Board (as surface for folding clothes)
  • Shelving (for storing clothes, detergents, etc.)
  • Assortment of Screws

Tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Carpenter’s Level
  • Circular Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Iron
  • Paint Brush and Rollers
  • Cordless Drill

Other Items/Ideas You Can Include:

  • Baskets (for segregating clothes)
  • DIY Wall Mounted Drying Rack
  • DIY Washing Machine and Dryer Pedestal

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Thanks to Blue I Style for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here