Laundry/Utility Room Ideas for Custom Homes

Shore-Line Construction Laundry Room Utility Room

There are a lot of different ways to incorporate a laundry room or utility room into your custom home, so think carefully about your family’s needs when deciding what yours will look like.

Custom homes comprise bedrooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, and at least one living room. You might also find a formal dining room and a home office. These rooms are just the basics. People add custom rooms to their custom homes, like gyms, home theaters, gaming rooms, music rooms, libraries, and more. On the other hand, houses also need to have the most basic of rooms. Check out these nifty laundry/utility room ideas for custom homes.

Laundry Room Ideas for Custom Homes

Location: Upstairs or Downstairs?

Your laundry room might be in a hallway between the garage and kitchen, in the basement, or even upstairs. The location is flexible these days, and it is ultimately up to you where you’d like to have it. It is best to research the pros and cons of each option, as well as additional laundry room ideas and how they’d fit with the location.

Laundry Chute

If your laundry room is not on the same level as the upstairs bedrooms, you could make gathering dirty clothes easier with a laundry chute. The chute can be in a bedroom or whatever room is directly above the laundry room. No need to haul heavy clothes downstairs!

Dumb Waiter

You won’t have to lug them upstairs either if you have a laundry dumb waiter. A dumb waiter is an elevator for transporting luggage, meals, groceries, laundry, etc. They are most useful in residences that have multiple flights of stairs but no home elevator, like an inverted-style house

Raised Washer & Dryer

Stacking the washer and dryer is one way to maximize floor space; another option is to raise both the washer and dryer for storage underneath and less bending over.

Storage & Laundry Sink

Of course, a laundry room is complete when it has laundry supply storage and a laundry sink for soaking especially dirty items. 

Utility Room Ideas for Custom Homes

Furnace/Boiler Room with Clothes Drying Rack

A utility room houses the central heating and hot water heater. It can also be where the laundry machines are, but not necessarily. If the room is practically a closet, you could make the most of it by installing a clothes drying rack above the furnace to dry clothes faster. This idea is common in many British homes.

Long-Term Food & Bulk Storage

If your utility room is in your basement, it might also have room for emergency food storage and bulk storage for camping gear, seasonal decorations, etc. It can be your storage area and bunker.

Hobby Hideaway

Do you have a hobby that doesn’t fit anywhere else in the house? Whether it’s making crafts or growing microgreens, the utility room could double as a hobby hideaway.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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