If you plan to design a laundry closet, you probably have a particular design or theme in mind. But besides considering the look of your laundry closet, you might want to consider the door design.
We’ve had our share of inconvenient laundry doors get in our way, even making laundry time way more exhausting.
But, no need to worry anymore! The door innovation nowadays makes laundry day more enjoyable than ever before.
Let’s check 15 inspiring ideas on laundry door designs to make you think again about using the traditional swinging laundry door.
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1. Wooden Double Door for a Classic Laundry Closet
When it comes to a door for the laundry closet, it’s always worth going for a double door, especially in a spacious place such as your basement.
With this door design, you can keep your laundry closet neatly locked. You can just open it only on your laundry day. But, if you do a load or two of laundry every single day, you can always leave one side of the door open.
For the aesthetic, you can choose wooden material with a dark tone. This wooden door can be a decorative element for your space. You can also get a laundry cabinet and a shelf with the same material and a similar tone of color to complement the entire aesthetic.
The wooden material will bring out a classic atmosphere and give warmth and comfort to the surroundings. Makes it even more pleasant to do your laundry!
2. Flat-Panel Door for Seamless Contemporary Look
If you want to keep a neutral tone in your laundry room, a wooden door also can be a great option. For instant, if you look at the picture above, you can see a laundry room with a wooden door.
The medium wooden tone fits perfectly with the all-white laundry room. It adds warmth to the space; the warm tone of color will make your laundry room feel comfortable.
We also want to point out the flat design on the door panel. When you close it up, you will see a seamless door panel. We know some people might find a flat-panel door dull, but for any of you who are fond of minimalist and contemporary decoration, this door is an absolute charm.
3. Minimalist Double Barn Door for a Farmhouse Laundry Closet
This is another example of a double door for the laundry closet. However, we suggest you try a double barn door, especially if you have a large laundry closet around the hallway.
With this double barn door, you don’t have to think about the extra space like the traditional swinging door. Moreover, with the railing system, you just need a little effort to open the door. This is very convenient, especially when you hold a whole basket full of dirty laundry!
Not only functional, this door surely can make your laundry closet look beautiful. If you want a minimalist farmhouse design, this neutral wooden double barn door will be a perfect choice!
Besides, you can have similar material for the countertop and the shelf. Moreover, this door design also goes well with the white subway tiles to give a modern touch to your laundry closet.
4. Modern and Natural Laundry Room with a Single Barn Door
If you are interested in using a barn door for your laundry room, we have another design for it. You can see in the picture that you can use a single barn door, especially if you have limited space around the laundry room.
Not only does it help you minimize the space, but the barn door also gives an illusion of a bigger space! Because it parallels the wall, it creates an even floor space in front of the doorway and makes it look larger.
For the aesthetic, the picture above can be an inspiration for you! You can use this barn door design to highlight the natural vibe around the space. The wooden material matches perfectly with the brick floor tiles, the round table, and the rattan planter.
But, if you also want to add a modern atmosphere to your laundry room, this barn door design can be a suitable choice! With the slats design, this wooden barn door looks modern and goes perfectly well with the subway tiles on the wall and the hexagon floor tile.
5. Glass Panel Barn Door to Make Laundry Room Appear Larger
When talking about how a barn door is creating an illusion of a larger space, we have another inspiring design for you!
As you can see, this laundry room uses a glass-paneled barn door, making the other room look visible. But not only that, the glass panel is the element that makes the room look bigger. The larger the panel, the bigger your laundry room will look!
Moreover, if any of you are into contemporary design, this door also can be a perfect choice. The black frame adds a texture to the white wall. It goes well with the tone of light wood and gray granite around the laundry room to make it look minimalist yet elegant.
Besides, when you decorate the other room with the industrial theme, this black metal barn door is surely compatible with all the metal fittings you have around the space, such as chairs, tables, lamps, and many other details.
6. A Single Panel Door for a Laundry Closet in a Narrow Space
Some of you probably think it would be more convenient to have your laundry closet in the bathroom instead of making another separate room around the house. This idea can be an alternative for a house that isn’t blessed with a huge space.
For this idea, let’s look at the picture above! In the picture, you can see that this bathroom is equipped with stacked laundry units. Here, we want to point out how you can use the limited floor space in your bathroom to fit the laundry closet.
For stacked laundry units like this, we want you to pay attention to choosing the suitable type of door for your laundry closet. For this design, we suggest you use a single panel door.
We know that a door like this typically takes up extra space, but it wouldn’t be such a problem when you make it open against the wall. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the decoration of the entire bathroom!
This laundry closet perfectly fits the contemporary bathroom with white marble tiles, a black vanity unit, and a modern glass shower with a wooden tone. It adds texture and warmth and makes the bathroom look fashionable.
7. Bifold Laundry Door for More Accessible Design
Here we have another example of using the minimum space in your bathroom for a laundry closet!
You can see from the picture that you can use the end of the bathroom hallway as the perfect spot. But, we want to highlight the bifold closet door, which fits perfectly in this decoration.
Like the traditional one, the bifold door gives you wide and open access to the entire part of the closet. Besides, this door also offers a thresholdless solution for easy operation.
Even though it takes some space, it wouldn’t be a problem to put the closet at the end of the hallway, so the doors will only open against the wall.
Moreover, you will get a clean and neat design when you shut the doors, especially when it has the same tone of color as the wall. So, not only practical, but it also offers a minimalist and elegant vibe to your bathroom.
8. Single Pocket Door for a Compact Laundry Closet
If you’re still concerned about the minimum space for your laundry closet, here we have another solution for you!
As you can see in the picture, the laundry closet is fully loaded for the machines and the storage. You only have minimal space to move around. No need to worry, though! You can outsmart this by choosing the right type of door.
For this fully loaded laundry, a single-pocket door will be the smart option. You see, instead of installing a barn door in front of the laundry closet, a pocket door will be more convenient for space-saving.
The seamless pocket system enables the door panel to slide in and integrate with the wall. So, it won’t need much extra space for movement and interfere with your movement around the entrance.
9. Folding Door in an All-White Laundry Closet for a Contemporary – Minimalist Look
If you like the idea of using the folding door for your laundry closet, here we have a more inspirational design! We have another type of folding door that can make your closet door look even more stylish.
Unlike the previous bifold door, this folding door has 3 to 5 panels stacked on one side. This type of door can operate as a regular sliding or hinged door.
Like the previous bifold door, this folding door gives open and wide access to the laundry closet. Moreover, with its mechanism, you don’t have to worry if it’s going to flap back and forth, so it can stay in place while you’re doing your laundry.
Besides its function, this door can also be a decoration point. You can go with an all-white design if you’re into a minimalist contemporary style. Not only look simple, but the whole decoration will also make the entire room seem bright and clean.
10. The pattern on Laundry Door Creates Distinct Texture
When it comes to choosing the door for the laundry closet, you don’t just pay attention to its function but also its visuals. So, now we want to show you how a laundry door can complement the entire aesthetic of the closet and its surroundings.
One thing that we will highlight here is the pattern on the laundry door. So, instead of using a plain design, the pattern on the door can give a different texture.
Let’s look at the picture, shall we? The laundry closet is in the hallway. When your laundry closet is in line with the wall, this is where you use the door pattern to make a contrast.
As you can see, the laundry door has a classic VJ pattern matched with the laundry cabinets. This design gives texture and makes the ceiling appear higher than it actually is.
Moreover, this pattern is suitable for contemporary decoration. It goes well with the black hexagon floor tiles and the white marble backsplash.
You can also pair it up with the wooden texture and the golden fittings. The combination of these textures makes the entire space seem unique and stylish.
11. Intensify the Charm of a Transitional Bathroom with Louvre Laundry Door
Here, we have another idea of how the laundry door can enhance the beauty of its surroundings, especially if you already have a fixed decoration theme in mind.
To give you a vivid image, let’s see the picture above! There, you can see a transitional bathroom covered in beige and wooden tones of color. This can be an inspirational design for you where you can combine modern and traditional elements into one.
Now, let’s see how the laundry door enhances the beauty of this bathroom! First, it is the same color as the gorgeous bathroom vanity and the upper cabinets.
Some people might see the beige tone as dull. But, this color is actually perfect for creating a calm, chic, minimalist, and peaceful atmosphere.
Moreover, you can see the louver pattern on the laundry door. The slats in the door allow good air circulation and natural ventilation for the closet. It’s the perfect option for your closet to store your clothing, blankets, or toiletries because it can cut down on moisture.
Plus, it can also become a visual appeal in your bathroom! With the classic vanity, the upper cabinets, and the wooden flooring, you will get a stylish transitional bathroom and a comfortable spot for doing your laundry.
12. Stylish Sliding Door for an Outdoor Laundry Closet
We already gave you plenty of ideas on maximizing your limited space inside the house for a laundry closet, particularly choosing the right door.
All of them are absolutely brilliant! But, Would you like the idea of enjoying the time outside while doing your laundry?
As another alternative, we have an example of designing an outside laundry closet where you don’t have to worry too much about the space anymore. The spot you can use for this decoration is your garage or the entertaining outside area.
If you want your closet to look spacious, you can set up side-by-side laundry units. For this design, a single flat panel sliding door will suit perfectly. It can cover the entire closet neatly.
This is also perfect for any of you who have your own washday! The sliding door can keep the closet shut. Just slide the door open when it’s time to do your laundry!
Besides, this door still looks pretty stylish for an outdoor laundry closet. Its modern minimalist design looks exquisite when paired with a wooden wall and concrete flooring.
13. Wooden Multi-slide Pocket Door for a Balcony Laundry Room
Do you have a balcony in your house? Because it definitely can be a great spot for a laundry room! What makes it great? Let’s look at the picture, and you’ll see why.
First of all, the amount of sunlight will surely brighten up your laundry room so you wouldn’t have to worry about the lighting.
The next best thing is if you’re the type who likes to relax while waiting for the whole process to finish, this spot is the answer!
You can just sit, relax, enjoy the view and the breeze, and probably do some reading or listening to music.
The laundry door is the one charming element we want to point out here. Aesthetically, the multi-slide pocket door looks stunning.
Its design with vertical wooden slats adds texture to the surroundings and looks in tune with the natural vibe around the balcony.
Besides, the wooden slats are also good for keeping good air circulation, especially for laundry storage, because they can keep the moisture down. Moreover, it can let the sunlight go through even when the doors are closed.
14. Conceal a Laundry Closet with Frosted Glass Door
We’ve mentioned a couple times how choosing an element such as wood for a laundry door has a significant effect. But, surely you can use other elements as well.
This time, the glass will be another great option. If you check the picture above, you can see laundry storage with a frosted glass door.
With a double telescopic pocket door system, the door panels can slide smoothly into the same pocket on the same side of the wall. It surely is a great space saver!
One important thing, this type of door can give you more privacy to conceal your laundry storage, especially if the closet is placed in the middle of a room.
Not only allow the flow of natural light in, but the frosted glass also blurs out the storage for complete privacy.
Also, a door with panel glass will certainly fit the contemporary decoration in your house. To create a minimalist and clean atmosphere, it goes well with the white, beige, and wooden tones.
15. Multi-Panel Telescoping Laundry Door for a Large Opening
If you are interested in using the door to conceal your laundry closet for more privacy, we have another design for you to try.
Not much different from the previous pocket door, here we have a telescopic sliding door with three panels.
Instead of using a large single panel door, the three panels on this telescopic provide a smooth and integrated sliding system. Moreover, you can also adjust the width of the entrance according to your liking!
Not only functional, but you also don’t have to worry about the aesthetical aspect. If you have an all-white decoration in mind, you can get the telescopic door in the same color, just like in the picture.
It will enhance the clean and flawless look of your laundry closet and its surroundings. Even looks elegant and modern together with the light wooden flooring.
Moreover, it can easily blend in with the wall, which can be perfect camouflage for concealing your laundry closet from prying eyes!
What do you think about all those door designs? Pretty nice, aren’t they? Finding the right door can make such a difference to your laundry space!
As you can see, choosing a door is not only about the aesthetic but also its function. You wouldn’t want to deal with such a nuisance door while handling a big pile of dirty laundry.
This is important because you want to feel comfortable while doing your laundry. Once you find the right one, we assure you that you will find that comfort and enjoy the laundry day!