The most important laundry trends of 2022

We love laundry rooms and for good reason. Often the most practical room in the house, they are a high-traffic space for washing machines and cleaning supplies, and the best room for drying clothes. This means laundry room space is at a premium and every inch should be maximized.

Overhauling your laundry room is a big trend in 2022, with a growing number of homeowners wanting highly functional and smartly organized spaces. To find out more, the experts at Magnet kitchens took a deep dive into social media to discover the hottest laundry room trends for 2022.

They found a clear demand for space-saving solutions, functional accessories and upgrades for dogs. Read on to learn more and discover Magnet’s best tips on how to improve your laundry room with minimal fuss.

Top 10 Laundry Room Trends According to Pinterest*:

  1. Stacked washing machines
  2. Stacked appliances
  3. Remove the ironing board
  4. Tiltable laundry basket
  5. Slot for the laundry basket under the washing machine
  6. Velux window
  7. Under counter lighting
  8. Dog showers
  9. Remove the cabinets
  10. Ceiling clothesline
    1. *based on your Pinterest Trending Score

      planter furniture laundry room

      Top 10 laundry room trends according to Instagram*:

      1. Hanging plants
      2. Storage baskets/boxes
      3. Dog showers
      4. Ceiling clothesline
      5. Clothes rail above the worktops
      6. Splashback tiles
      7. Laundry basket
      8. Aerial lighting
      9. Top storage
      10. Wall clamps
        1. *based on number of Instagram posts (UK)

          rose and the wooden laundry room

          Chalford wall dryer

          “Having an organized laundry room is a great way to turn a sometimes-forgotten room into a functional, fully-used space,” says Lizzie Beasley, head of design at Magnet. “There are so many great and effective ways to organize your laundry room that cost little but are perfect for organizing all of your household essentials.”

          Here’s how to get the most out of your laundry room:

          Try sustainable options

          The increased availability of refillable household staples (like washing powder and soap), as well as a growing number of thrift stores, means you can stock your laundry room with all the essentials of your home while avoiding waste or unnecessary packaging.

          edgeworth storage boxes

          orthex smartstore recycled baskets

          Recycled baskets ORTHEX SmartStore, Homebase

          Home base

          Invest in lots of sustainable glass and bamboo jars, which not only make products easy to access, but are also easy to refill. Opt for open shelving and make your collection of jars a deliberate visual feature of your laundry room.

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          Country Living Whitstable Kitchen, Homebase

          Home base

          Remember to store clothes and cleaning products out of the reach of children and lock up dangerous chemicals such as bleach.

          Stacked appliances are key to saving space

          Laundry rooms are often small spaces (if not, lucky ones), meaning every inch needs to be used to optimum effect. A popular space saver is to stack the washer and dryer vertically.

          pocket door of future utility

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          For a more useful touch, incorporate a pull-out shelf in the space between your appliances so you can fold your clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer. You can even add a pull-out or fold-down ironing board for maximum productivity. Plus, extra surface space is always helpful.

          Two toilets are better than one

          Washing clothes by hand is never fun, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. The same goes for soaking stains and cleaning marks. A split sink, or better yet, two sinks, means you’re not limited by what half is used for. On the one hand, you can be bleaching your whites, and on the other, bathing your indoor plants.

          utility room with the Cotswold collection

          Laundry room with the Cotswold collection, Armac Martin

          Armac Martin

          Sherwood double sink Belfast

          Multiple sink options also allow you to prioritize hygiene and dedicate one to hand washing and the other to dirtier tasks, especially handy if you have pets!

          Opt for built-in wardrobes

          Built-in cabinets are a great option for making the most of your laundry room space, especially if it’s on the smaller side. You can hide unsightly items in cupboards, keep cleaning products out of children’s reach and store food away from pets.

          Cambridge in the Driftwood Blue Laundry

          laundry service

          As long as you’re organized, you won’t have trouble finding anything either. Drawer organizers, labels and storage containers are key to creating an organized and highly functional laundry room.

          country kitchen with kitchen

          Country Living Whitstable kitchen range, Homebase

          Home base

          Built-in wardrobes can also be custom designed to better suit you and your family’s needs, making everyday tasks quicker and easier.

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