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94,740 Service Yard Design Photos

Rochester Mudroom
Rochester Mudroom
Lindsey Markel
For this mudroom remodel the homeowners came in to Dillman & Upton frustrated with their current, small and very tight, laundry room. They were in need of more space and functional storage and asked if I could help them out. Once at the job site I found that adjacent to the the current laundry room was an inefficient walk in closet. After discussing their options we decided to remove the wall between the two rooms and create a full mudroom with ample storage and plenty of room to comfortably manage the laundry. Cabinets: Dura Supreme, Crestwood series, Highland door, Maple, Shell Gray stain Counter: Solid Surfaces Unlimited Arcadia Quartz Hardware: Top Knobs, M271, M530 Brushed Satin Nickel Flooring: Porcelain tile, Crossville, 6x36, Speakeasy Zoot Suit Backsplash: Olympia, Verona Blend, Herringbone, Marble Sink: Kohler, River falls, White Faucet: Kohler, Gooseneck, Brushed Stainless Steel Shoe Cubbies: White Melamine Washer/Dryer: Electrolux
Closet Laundry
Closet Laundry
Lowe's Home Improvement
Make a closet laundry space work harder and look better by surrounding the washer and dryer with smart solutions.
Upstairs Laundry Room
Upstairs Laundry Room
The Kitchen Place
A small 2nd floor laundry room was added to this 1910 home during a master suite addition. The linen closet (see painted white doors left) was double sided (peninsula tall pantry cabinet) to the master suite bathroom for ease of folding and storing bathroom towels. Stacked metal shelves held a laundry basket for each member of the household. A custom tile shower pan was installed to catch any potential leaks or plumbing issues that may occur down the road....and prevent ceiling damage in rooms beneath. The shelf above holds a steam generator for the walk in shower in the adjacent master bathroom.
A white Smartstone benchtop helps a Queensland laundry
A white Smartstone benchtop helps a Queensland laundry
Smartstone | Quartz Benchtops, Engineered Stone
Loni Parker, editor and founder of Adore Home Magazine, has done just that with the extensive laundry renovation in her newly purchased home. Loni transformed a laundry she describes as “unusable” into a fabulous and functional room that makes the everyday sorting-washing-folding chore enjoyable – yes, really! The ‘before’ part of the makeover wasn’t pretty, a dank and mouldy laundry with leaking taps, exposed pipes and a broken hot water system. Design-wise, Loni wanted to create a fresh space with a predominant use of white. She chose Smartstone Arcadia for the benchtop, one of Smartstone’s superb range of white quartz surfaces and also one of the most popular whites for benchtops, a versatile cool white with a fine to medium grain.
View of Laundry Room with Louvered Doors
View of Laundry Room with Louvered Doors
Talianko Design Group, LLC
Within the master bedroom was a small entry hallway and extra closet. A perfect spot to carve out a small laundry room. Full sized stacked washer and dryer fit perfectly with left over space for adjustable shelves to hold supplies. New louvered doors offer ventilation and work nicely with the home’s plantation shutters throughout. Photography by Erika Bierman
The Jennings Plan
The Jennings Plan
Jarman Homes
Laundry room/Drop Zone area
Traditional Estate Home
Traditional Estate Home
David Charlez Designs
This oversized laundry room has a huge window to make this space bright and airy. Three walls of cabinets and folding counters makes laundry day a breeze. Upper cabinets provides easy additional storage. Photo by Spacecrafting
2018 Southern Living Idea House
2018 Southern Living Idea House
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.
Series: Premier Inset Door Style: Hanover Species: Maple Finish: Bleu
Fixer Upper-Inspired Modern Farmhouse
Fixer Upper-Inspired Modern Farmhouse
Cypress Homes, Inc.
The perfect amount of space to get the laundry done! We love the color of the cabinets with the reclaimed wood (tractor trailer floor) counter tops...and again, that floor just brings everything together!
The service yard – also know as a service balcony, laundry or utility room – is often an afterthought in home designs, despite how many needs it can serve. Complete with a washing machine, dryer, ironing board and appropriate racks and shelving, your service yard can simplify your household chores, store dirty washing, drying clothes and cleaning products, and be a spot to do your ironing and folding. In HDB flats, this is where the rubbish chute is as well. If your service yard or laundry is not working to its full potential, a renovation could be a wise investment. Before you undergo any changes, browse the photos on Houzz for efficient service yard ideas, from layouts and storage to appliances.

Issues to consider for your service yard


Since the service yard handles so many functions, you'll want to think about common issues that can arise. Firstly, consider your space limitations - the actual working space that you have after factoring in location of pipes, where your washing machine's tap is located, as well as convenient access to your clothes rack space. Next, consider privacy and safety concerns. If you live in an apartment where your service yard opens up to your neighbours, consider installing window grilles to prevent possibilities of unauthorised access to your home via this space. If you have young children, window grilles will also rein in their curiosity and keep them safe! To keep out wind and rain, consider waterproof blinds as well. Layout considerations will probably be the most important: think about where your washing machine, storage (cleaning products, laundry accessories) washing sink, and drying rack should go. A professional will also be able to highlight issues unique to your service yard that you may not have thought of.

Our increasingly small spaced living lifestyle means kitchen spaces come connected with the service yard. You might want to look at kitchen photos on Houzz to see how these two spaces relate to each other, and also a different angled view of service yards from the kitchen.

How do I add storage to my service yard?


A combination of storage solutions is key to running an efficient laundry. Include shelving and racks above or beside the washing machine to store washing detergent, softener and other cleaning products; and a laundry basket for dirty clothes. Consider a custom-built cupboard for an ironing board, so it can easily fold out when you need it, or mount the ironing board directly to the wall or on the back of a door. A retractable clothesline is a handy addition to dry delicate clothes, while a clothes hanger mounted to the wall is ideal for hanging freshly pressed shirts.

What else can I use my laundry for?


Multipurpose laundry rooms or utility rooms can help save valuable space in your home. Some would locate the water heater tank here. The laundry sink can be used to bathe your dog or cat; your laundry cabinet can store sports equipment, pails and umbrellas; and a spare nook can be filled with a desk and chair to create an office space while you wait for your load to finish. If your service yard is at the front of the house, consider using it as a drop station for mail, mobile phones and keys. Include a bench seat or stool, wall-mounted hooks for bags and a coat stand and it can even be used as a place to get the kids organised before you walk out the front door.

How can I decorate my utility room?


Service yards are usually filled to the brim with appliances and storage, so take advantage of your walls when decorating and use cheery paint colours or wallpaper to make doing the chores more pleasant! Fun signs, posters, murals and wall decals will also add character to the space. Think of your storage as decor, too – look for bins and baskets with decorative touches, and use brightly-coloured or patterned hangers. It would also be helpful to speak to a professional that can help you with decorating and doing the layout for the service yard.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a service yard renovation or are building a designer service yard from scratch, Houzz has 94,740 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association and Team Interior Design. Look through service yard photos in different colours and styles and when you find a service yard design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful service yard ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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