I have a TINY laundry room, hot water heater/ space-work around??

by AriDubs

I have a TINY laundry room, attached to my not so great and very awkward kitchen. To top it off... the hot water heater is in it (laundry room) as well... πŸ™„ It is a rental, but I rent from a family member so I have a bit of wiggle room. Ive already (just recently) converted to a stackable. But still... I'm miserable!!!

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  • Ruth Mcclellan Ruth Mcclellan on Jul 27, 2018

    i took a head board from a bunk bed, western style. got a shelf on it. for a shelf . and i took a few boards about 1 by 6. the boards have big coffee cans on the sides, filled of with stuff. on that wall i have just 5 inche's. enough room for lau. suplies.

  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on Jul 27, 2018

    Can you mount a 2x4 across the back wall and then add different hooks and/or wire baskets to put laundry and cleaning items? Maybe put shelving up as high as you can go above it and keep a collapsible step stool for easy access. I see using the top of your laundry unit is too high for things you use every day. Maybe use that for storage of paper towels, toilet paper and laundry baskets? I used to hang my laundry baskets and buckets from a high shelf on a S hook, but got complaints about heads getting knocked. Not sure what to do to hide the water heater!

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jul 27, 2018

    Not sure what your question is, but you might consider installing a sliding "barn" door for privacy and decoration. It's the latest home design style and can be a budget friendly remedy. I'd paint the room semi gloss white to brighten up the area and possibly add several floating shelves for storage. Best of luck.

  • Danielle Danielle on Jul 28, 2018

    First, I would paint that room something bright whether it's white or you want to go dramatic. For the practical part: Looks like there is just barely room in the corner by the water heater to hang an organizer that will get your mop, broom etc up off the floor.


    Then I would install a bunch of wall baskets along the long wall.


    Put a curtain around the ugly water heater, and a prettier curtain across the doorway. The kit below is plenty long enough to do both places and then some!


  • Monika McKee Monika McKee on Jul 28, 2018

    You may consider a tankless water heater next time when you need to replace the water heater it can save you a tone of gas and space also. Do you have space for a for down table to fold laundry? Please make sure you leave enough breathing room around the water heater for the pilot light!!!! You can get a sheet or corrugated metal and wrap it around the heater above the controllers

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 28, 2018

    The fold down laundry table and hanging mops were great ideas. What about utilizing that space on the blank wall near the ceiling. You could store items that are rarely used there. Also you have some space above the door near the ceiling. Again more storage space. Can't tell from the pic but do you have room for some narrow shelves next to the washer/dryer, You could keep your laundry products there.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 28, 2018

    I have the same situation. What I did was go to WISH.COM. in the search area I typed "storage for small spaces". You have a lot of wall space to work with. Wish will give you ideas for various fabric shelving. You will be able to make these yourself (instead of buying from wish). Also if you have a DOLLAR TREE around you then look at their colorful baskets in different sizes and shapes. You can nail or screw these to your walls.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 24, 2018

    This would fit on the back wall


    Then I would suggest getting one of those bars that let you hang the mop, broom, etc.