Choosing the right laundry closet doors helps you in maximizing the space available in your home interior. An idea like this is not only good when you have a rather small living place. It is applicable too if you have a spacious house but want to make sure that every space available is used functionally and effectively.
If you are planning to build a new laundry closet soon because you love how the washing machine, dryer, and other necessities are hidden neatly inside it, it means that you are already in the right place. Here, we will share with you the 12 most unique laundry closet door designs that we found.
We will focus on how the door designs can help you maximize the space available in your house to build the laundry closet. At the same time, we guarantee that each inspirational design that we include in the list below will enhance the home design style and beauty value.
- Sliding Door for Laundry Closet in a Narrow Place
- Special Sliding Door for a Low Laundry Closet
- Spacious Visual Effect with Mirrored Sliding Doors
- Semi Outdoor Laundry Closet with Decorative Custom Screen Door
- Pocket Door: Excellent Alternative to Sliding Door
- Stylish Pocket Glass Doors for Laundry Closet
- Folded Door for Mini Laundry Closet in Kitchen Area
- Folded Louvered Doors for a Laundry Closet at the End of a Hallway
- Custom Door for Laundry Closet under the Stair
- Bookshelf Door with Hidden Laundry Closet behind It
- Flat-Panel Door to Make the Laundry Closet a Part of the Kitchen
- Wall-Like Laundry Closet Flat-Panel Doors
1. Sliding Door for Laundry Closet in a Narrow Place
If the only place available for you to build the laundry closet is in a quite narrow location, such as the hallway, it is impossible to use a door with a regular opening. Something like this will only take too much space.
A sliding door is the best solution you must consider in this situation. It enables you to squeeze a laundry closet in a small place like the hallway.
It even makes it possible for you to create a big laundry room so that you do not have to stack the washing machine and the dryer. The most important thing you must pay attention to when choosing this door type is the availability of empty wall space for the door opening.
This picture has an excellent example from where you can get inspiration. It shows a white farmhouse sliding door covering a laundry closet.
The door is large enough to cover the side-by-side dryer and washing machine. As you can see, the laundry closet is even large enough to include a wall-mounted folded drying rack and a custom shelf that will be functional for many things, including placing the basket you usually use when taking out the fresh laundry.
Here is the visual when the white sliding door is closed. As you can see, it perfectly hides everything that you keep in the laundry closet.
The design does not create any disturbance for the narrow hallway. The trick that you can get from this design example is that the designer painted the sliding door in the same color with other interior doors. The white tone, particularly, helps making the place looks brighter and more spacious.
2. Special Sliding Door for a Low Laundry Closet
Here we still want to talk about the sliding door. However, the design is different from the one we spoke earlier.
It is none other but a sliding door designed to cover a low laundry closet built in a narrow place. The visual looks exactly as shown in the picture above. FYI, the door is a single sliding door used horizontally.
The design is unique, right? It is suitable to pick when you do not want the laundry closet to take much space visually in a tight place like the hallway.
Another reason that can make you choose it is when you already have separated cabinets for other supplies and even clothes storage. In other words, you only need a place for hiding the washing machine and dryer.
3. Spacious Visual Effect with Mirrored Sliding Doors
Doors for laundry closet can also have another function than just a cover for your washing appliances and other necessities. As an example, they can also give a spacious visual effect to your interior.
In this case, we are talking about none other but mirrored sliding doors. Something like this is perfect for a small place. However, you can also use it in a rather different way.
Take a look at the picture above as an example. The laundry closet in this contemporary interior also works as a wall to block the next room’s view so that every washing activity can be done more conveniently.
Although it seems to limit the space near the bathroom entrance, the mirrored sliding doors give benefits. They still make the area visually larger for better comfort. Besides, the mirror can also be an accessory for checking appearance.
4. Semi Outdoor Laundry Closet with Decorative Custom Screen Door
A laundry closet is an element that you can build either in your house’s interior or exterior area. It means you can maximize the use of available space in your home more effectively.
For example, if the only space available is in the balcony, it is possible to create the laundry closet. To make the design complete, you can choose a door style that would be excellent for a semi-outdoor place like this.
This picture that we found shows an excellent example. It is a balcony laundry closet with a custom screen door.
We think that a door design like this is a perfect choice remembering that the balcony is visible. We tried to say that the sliding doors have a decorative value so that you should not worry that the laundry closet will create some kind of untidy view that people can see.
Whenever you are not doing any laundry, you just need to close the sliding doors. This way, everything you store inside will be concealed perfectly.
The thing that we love is how decorative this kind of door is. When closed, these even work as decorations for the balcony area.
5. Pocket Door: Excellent Alternative to Sliding Door
Many people like how sliding doors are friendly for a laundry closet built in any place, especially the small or narrow one. However, some of them also want something that can conceal the doors when opened.
If you also have the same thought, then pocket doors seem to be more suitable to choose. As told earlier, when you open them, you will not only gain full access to the laundry closet interior. You will also see how the doors are perfectly concealed inside a special pocket in the wall. A design like this provides you a neater look.
A simple yet gorgeous example that we found is available in the picture above. The pocket doors color here has the same color as the wall so that when closed, it will be a part of the continuing white wall color in the narrow hallway.
Besides the door design, we particularly love how the designer placed a two-seater sofa right in front of the laundry closet. With such furniture, you can spend time relaxing, reading, or even napping while waiting for the laundry getting washed in the machine.
6. Stylish Pocket Glass Doors for Laundry Closet
This time we will still talk about pocket doors for your laundry closet. Although so, we will show you a different variation.
Previously, the material of the pocket doors all solid. This time, it has a variation of glass, which makes the doors even more stylish.
Here is how the doors look like. A visual like this is simply suitable for any modern interior. It provides the coverage you need for the laundry closet interior while at the same time still shows a subtle silhouette of everything you store inside the closet.
As we told you before, you can get full access to the laundry closet when the pocket doors are opened. Here is how it looks. A thoughtful design as this one will make it way more convenient for you to do the laundry chores.
7. Folded Door for Mini Laundry Closet in Kitchen Area
What if the only space available in your house is so small for the laundry closet? What kind of door should you pick for it so that you can still get the proper coverage that you need?
In this situation, we suggest you choose folded doors. Our particular reason is that they do not need any empty wall space as required by sliding or pocket doors.
Here is an original design that we want you to see as an example. This laundry closet is located in the kitchen interior with a powder room next to it.
We prefer calling it a gorgeous mini laundry closet because of the very small space. As you can see, even the stackable dryer and washing machine are the only possible appliances to put in there.
As you can see, the folded doors are just perfect for this laundry closet. They do not take too much space too.
Here is the view when the folded doors are closed. They have the same size as the door of the powder room, but the opening styles of both are different. About that, it is very clear that the entrance of the laundry closet is friendlier for the small kitchen area.
8. Folded Louvered Doors for a Laundry Closet at the End of a Hallway
This time we will still show you a folded door type for laundry closet. The difference is that here we want to focus more on the beautiful look that it has. The kind that we are talking about here is none other but folded louvered doors.
Louvered doors offer a gorgeous look that can enhance the interior’s beauty value. Whether the ones you choose are half-louvered or full-louvered, the visual effect will be the same.
The fact that they have folded design is another excellence to take into consideration. As we already explained previously, something like this is perfect for a limited interior space.
In the picture above, you can even see that the space-saving value is so true. This door type enables you to build a laundry closet at the end of the hall, in which a regular or sliding opening is not even an option.
9. Custom Door for Laundry Closet under the Stair
Using the space under the stair is another thoughtful decision to maximize every inch of the interior. For something like this, of course, you will need a special door type.
The only possible door that we can suggest is a custom type. The under-stair place in every house may have a different shape, and that is why when you want to build a laundry closet in such space, you will need to order special doors for it.
You can take a look at the picture above if you need an example. This under-stair laundry closet has side by side appliances and a custom shelf inside.
As for the doors, they follow the shape of the space. The style chosen for them is the recessed panel.
When closed, the doors give a tidy look to the home interior. At a glance, they do not even look like doors but walls instead.
The recessed panel style even boosts the beauty of the interior. In simple words, no one will ever guest that this aesthetic element hides a functional laundry closet inside it.
10. Bookshelf Door with Hidden Laundry Closet behind It
Getting creative in designing doors for the laundry closet can be done creatively too. You must check out the excellent example that we found.
Please take a look at this picture. You possibly think that it shows an image of a regular bookshelf with lots of book collections stored inside it when you see it.
The fact is that it is not just storage furniture but a door too. It concealed a secret laundry room perfectly behind it, as shown in this picture.
It is not clear about the type of opening used in this door design. The sure thing is that this idea is simply fascinating.
It can be an excellent choice for you who love some surprise points in your home design. For a more regular reason, something like this is perfect to choose when you want to maximize your interior space to the next level.
We said so because when you provide good coverage for the laundry closet, at the same time, you also create enough storage system for your book collections. Fascinating, isn’t it?
Away from the amazing door design, there is a detail that we love from the laundry closet design you see above. It is the fact that the small space is also designed as a place for ironing. As you can see, there is a custom shelf and an iron above dryer and washing machine. This simple design is useful and efficient since all the laundry-related chores can be done in a place.
11. Flat-Panel Door to Make the Laundry Closet a Part of the Kitchen
Another idea that you must know is that you can include the laundry closet that you want as a part of the kitchen design. The way to create it is available in the design example below.
As we all know, cabinets are must-have furniture for every kitchen. You must take advantage of this when you do not have any other space in the house to create the laundry closet or if you simply want this interior element to be in the same place with the cooking area because of some reasons.
What we meant was to make the closet a part of the kitchen cabinets. In this case, you must pay more attention to the space available for building the special cabinets that will later function as the closet for laundry.
If there is not enough space available, we suggest choosing a stackable design, as shown in the picture. It is space-friendly while at the same time provides all the functions you need.
The thing you must not forget is the special type of appliances to include in the closet. FYI, not all dryers and washing machines are designed to be stacked.
Here is the view when the laundry closet is closed. It looks like regular cabinets, right? It gets even better because the material used is the same as the one used for the kitchen furniture set. It is a good idea for design consistency.
12. Wall-Like Laundry Closet Flat-Panel Doors
The last but not least unique idea that we want to share with you in this post is the flat panel as the laundry closet doors’ main material. Again and again, it is a good choice for a concealed design.
What do you have in mind when you see the picture we shared above? It looks like a regular paneled wall in modern interior design, right?
The fact that is hidden inside is a functional laundry closet that is even completed with neat utility cabinets and sink. As you can see, the flat panels do not have any handles, making them look even more like regular walls.
This laundry closet’s placement clarifies that this door type is excellent for a narrow space as the hallway. It is particularly when you want no design disturbance in the hall design. The smooth surface of the panels is simply perfect for that.
Those are the 12 most unique laundry closet doors ideas that we can share with you. As we already told you earlier, the choices above are meant for maximizing the use of space in your house, related to the need for a laundry closet.
The thing you must know is that all those are not limited only to a small space. All the ideas are also applicable to a spacious place.
The most important thing that we want to show you is not how big or small the house is. It is more about more options you can consider to use every space in your home effectively.
From all the 12 ideas, is there any that you like? Share your opinions!