First Floor Laundry Room Ideas

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Home Remodeling

Laundry day is a little easier when you have a first floor laundry room. A laundry room on the first floor may not be a “must have” for potential home-buyers, but it could be the very thing to nudge a prospective buyer to favor your home over another.

If you’re in charge of the washing, take a look at these ideas where to place your first floor laundry room. Whether you’re remodeling to make your home more attractive on the market, or to make your life easier, Roeser Home Remodeling probably has a solution for you.

Hidden Laundry

This is one of our favorite solutions. This particular client wanted us to open the kitchen to more light and workable space. They also wanted their washer and dryer to be easily accessible. Combining two rooms into one cohesive space for the daily task of cooking and laundry put Roeser to the test.

On top of that, living space on each end of this kitchen and an entry to the lower level-challenged our designer. But we found a solution that not only made the first floor laundry nearby, it was unobtrusive. No dirty laundry on display here!

A banquet of cabinets with slide back doors hides the laundry. The Bosch Compact washer and dryer front loaders in white area perfect fit. The long countertop matching the rest of the kitchen in the 3 cm Snowfall Granite provides plenty of room for folding clothes.

Stacked Laundry

Stacking a washer and dryer to squeeze them into a closet in a small apartment is a common solution to a small space. But you don’t have to live in an apartment to see how functional a stacked laundry can be. Especially if it’s off the master bedroom. Seriously, how convenient is that! This particular space was created when a master bedroom suite was moved to the front of a house during a home remodeling project with minimal room in the back.

This couple chose Roeser Home Remodeling as their contractor of choice after interviewing several others. We were happy to work with them, and happy to see their delight at the results.

Hallway Laundry

This project won a 2015 Houzz award. Again, convenience rules here in this first floor laundry area located at the back door. Combined with a mudroom, the family can remove dirty or wet outer wear without worrying about tracking dirt and mud into the house. With cabinets to hold cleaning supplies and counter space for holding and folding clothes, this hallway laundry is narrow but efficient.

Garage Laundry

Your home most likely has an attached garage. But do you use it to park your car? Most of us don’t. We store large items such as bicycles, lawn equipment, children’s toys. Why not ‘store’ your washer and dryer there, too?

As part of their remodeling project, this family wanted a mudroom do-over. They had a deep garage, so part of it was converted into a laundry area and mudroom. New plumbing was installed so that the washer and dryer could be relocated from the house. Custom built-ins around the appliances were installed for hanging clothing and coats, and cubbies were built to stash other items for their two busy daughters.

Conventional Laundry Room

laundry room designed for efficiency

There’s nothing wrong with having a room set aside for a first floor laundry room. There’s no gloom here in this bright room. Beautiful white cabinetry holds laundry supplies. The washer and dryer are set into a frame, allowing for a shelf for a plant. There is plenty of counter space for folding laundry.


These are just a few ideas for typical first floor laundry rooms. Even if  your home’s layout is “atypical,” give us a call. The experts at Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis can’t take away your wash-day blues, but we can make it easier and more efficient to get the job done.

Contact us online or give us a call at 314-822-0839.