How to Craft a Stylish DIY Laundry Room Shelf

Say goodbye to wasted space in your laundry room with my innovative DIY laundry room shelf project.

Using tension rods and simple materials, you can create a stunning storage solution that maximizes space and adds charm and organization to your laundry area.

Best of all, this project is budget-friendly and requires minimal effort, making it perfect for DIY enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Laundry room storage shelf

1. Assess Your Space

Take a look at your laundry room and identify any unused or awkward spaces, such as the area between your washing machine and the wall. These spaces are often overlooked but can be perfect for adding extra storage.

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2. Measure and Install Tension Rods

Measure the width of the space between your washing machine and the wall.

Install a stylish shelf without the need for drilling

Then, install two tension rods at the appropriate height and ensure they are level.

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Tension rods are adjustable, making them ideal for fitting into various spaces without the need for drilling or permanent installation.

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3. Prepare the Shelf Top

Cut a piece of wood to fit on top of the tension rods.

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This will serve as the shelf top where you can place laundry essentials or decorative items.

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Additionally, trim another scrap piece of wood to size for the front trim of the shelf.

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4. Assemble the Shelf

Using a brad nailer, secure the front trim piece to the shelf top to create a cohesive look. This step adds stability to the shelf and gives it a finished appearance.

Custom-made DIY shelf

5. Add Finishing Touches

Visit your local dollar store to find affordable shelf liners. Cut the shelf liner to the size of the wood shelf top and adhere it for a polished finish.

DIY faux wooden shelf

This simple addition not only enhances the appearance of the shelf but also provides a non-slip surface for items placed on top.

Faux wooden laundry shelf

6. Place the Shelf

Once the shelf is assembled and finished, carefully place it on top of the tension rods. Ensure that it is secure and level before loading it with your laundry supplies or decorative items.

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Creating additional storage solutions in your laundry room doesn't have to be complicated or expensive.

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Don't let valuable space go to waste any longer—take charge of your laundry room's organization today!

Share your success stories and tips in the comments below.

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  • Teri Teri on Apr 22, 2024
    Great idea will use this in a different spot. Does your machine vibrate on spin? That could be a concern.
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  • Peelamedu Guruswamy Peelamedu Guruswamy on Apr 28, 2024
    Great idea. Since I don’t have any space in my laundry room. I will try with another space with the same idea. Thanks for your input.
  • Brenda Steever Brenda Steever on Apr 28, 2024
    What a great idea, and one I can actually do. My laundry room is so small I don’t have room for this. But my head is spinning trying to figure out where else in the house I could do that. Thank you so much for a simplistic but yet great idea. Right up my alley!