COMMON DESIGN MISTAKES | Laundry Room Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Julie Khuu

COMMON DESIGN MISTAKES | Laundry Room Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Julie Khuu

Welcome back to the common design mistakes series! This video is all about common design mistakes for the laundry room and how to fix them. Your home’s most utilitarian spaces need as much love as the rest of the house, so consider these key features when designing the laundry room. No matter how big or small your laundry area is, I hope you get some good ideas to maximize storage, prioritize function, and streamline your workflow.

Catch up with our common design mistakes series here:

Let me know which rooms you want to see common design mistakes for next! Thank you for watching!

Cover image: House Beautiful
Edited by: Kelly Nguyen for Julie Khuu Interior Design
Music by Nico Anuch – Pineapple –
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  1. emiliebova on April 3, 2023 at 10:59 am

    We had a big plastic tray put under the washer because our laundry room is on the top floor of a piling home. The idea of a leak scared me.

  2. MAGA MAN on April 3, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Holding on to an old washer or dryer is not a mistake. They are better built, more reliable and easier to fix than any of the modern crap that is being sold at outrageous prices today.Stacked washer and dryers are huge mistake, especially the all-in-one units. One part dies and the whole thing needs to be replaced. This bimbo has no idea what she is talking about. It’s all visuals, no practicality or reliability considered, but the bad dye job and way too much makeup was kind of a giveaway on that.

  3. Deb Weissler on April 3, 2023 at 11:00 am

    You overlooked one key aspect when selecting a new washer & dryer. All the bells and whistles are great but not if you struggle to use them. If you are over 60, placing & removing clothes from a bottom stackable washer can be a back killer. Place it on a pedestal and you need to be 6 foot+ to reach the dryer. Placing them side by side makes the most sense, with pedestals beneath for storage.

  4. Sarah Strachan on April 3, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Like your video but hate the music. Way too peppy and distracting. Thanks for all the advice! Appreciate it.

  5. Eric Albright on April 3, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Play at 1.75x speed

  6. Beth Henesey on April 3, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Ironing station?

  7. J Annibal on April 3, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Honestly, those new washing machines don’t clean your clothes the way the "old and outdated" washers did. I want my old washer back! And can we please get real – what about those of us who can’t afford a house with a laundry room that is larger than my primary bedroom? What about those of us who have an old house built in the 1950s or older that have their basement "area" in the basement – not enclosed, ugly cracked concrete flooring, unfinished walls, unfinished ceilings with structural steel beams, plumbing piping, and electrical wiring, plus telephone wiring and cable television, etc. wiring (from the not so "old" days). Some of the laundry "rooms" you showed are bigger than my kitchen, and have more cabinets than my kitchen! How about pitching to women with homes that most of us actually have, not the top 10%. Thanks.

  8. Joe H Moore on April 3, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Where’s the sink

  9. nathnullobject on April 3, 2023 at 11:08 am

    The number 1 design mistake are those God Awful looking washing machines. I will be hiding mine behind a door.

  10. Holly Whitmore on April 3, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Where can I find the pull out drying racks?

  11. Audrey Young on April 3, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Problem with stacked washer and dryer if one breaks down then you have to replace the whole thing not wroth it

  12. Coz III. on April 3, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Just get a separate room for your utility room get 2 washers and dryer’s.
    Put a mud room / pet washer in it as well . Have it by garage and kitchen

  13. Beverly soh on April 3, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Design for home storage room

  14. Siben Sendze on April 3, 2023 at 11:17 am

    I have learned alot. One question, is the dryer better at the top or the washing machine?

  15. Elizabeth Stump on April 3, 2023 at 11:18 am

    The newer models fall apart after a few years. The new ones have control with electrical panels and if those panels go wrong, the price to repair is almost the cost of a new appliance. My dryer I got when I moved into my first house 20+ years ago, and it was already 15 years old, and still runs better than a new machine.

  16. Mark Williamson on April 3, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Just one top load set up would be appreciated!

  17. suppaman19701 on April 3, 2023 at 11:18 am

    You have great taste!!

  18. Cherry Cato on April 3, 2023 at 11:19 am


  19. Gina Tam on April 3, 2023 at 11:20 am

    How do you suggest hiding electrical panels, water tanks, and other industrial piping and wires if the space is shared with the laundry and can’t be dry walled? (For access)
    Do you suggest relocating the laundry room entirely?

  20. 🌺zest for life🌺 on April 3, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Thank God my new built home has tiled floors with a drain near the washer machine

  21. jeepdawg on April 3, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Great video. Thanks so much! I’m about to start construction on a new laundry closet upstairs (7” wide)! Got some great ideas. We have side by side machines because we refuse front loading washers. So, I’m looking at basically 2 extra feet to the sides of the machines to work with (and of course above the machines!) and figure out the best use of space. It’s across the hall from a bathroom, so I don’t think I’ll need a slop or pretreat sink. We’re going to put a murphy style folding table on the outside side wall of the closet, so folding space is taken care of. I’m thinking some form of dirty clothes containment, whether that’s a pull-out lower cabinet that hides the hampers (one for towels, one for clothes!). Love the color choices in the video and keep up the great work!

  22. Asha Kuldip on April 3, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Very informative. Thanks!

  23. Chitra M on April 3, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Excellent ideas. We shouldn’t ignore this very useful room in every house

  24. Claudia Hansen on April 3, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Excellent tips! Hoping to get SpeedQueen washer and dryer for new build. Our old Maytags are 27 years old and still working fine, will leave them in our condo.

  25. Brandi Minor on April 3, 2023 at 11:28 am

    The biggest mistake is from the laundry machine companies that can’t seem to figure out how to make ergonomic machines. Put one big ass drawer or several shallow drawers on the bottom, the dials on the side, and the wash/dry area at slightly above waist height. For Pete’s sake, it’s not that difficult to figure out. It’s like these people have never done laundry before.

  26. Sadie Guenther on April 3, 2023 at 11:35 am

    There’s nothing I hate more than a front load washer NEVER 👎 in my house

  27. Marvin Vaka on April 3, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Loved this!! Its a shame we can’t share pics here for you to see how much my 2×2 room improved with your advices . Thank you so much 😍

  28. Joe Te on April 3, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Oh, the house we bought, the laundry room is super small.
    I am looking for an idea of how to maximize that small room.

  29. Paris Yves Read The Empathy Counsellor on April 3, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Hi Julie, does it matter if the laundry room is right beside the front door entrance?

  30. Arlene M on April 3, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Sorry, I plan on keeping my 30 year old Maytag top loading washer and dryer. Never once needed a repair.

  31. Bonnie Duffy on April 3, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Thank you so much getting ready to do my laundry I am sure glad I found your videos.

  32. Norman Graham on April 3, 2023 at 11:40 am

    I hate blind corners, so, so many of these laundry rooms were in my opinion, horrible. yet, there were also nice features.

  33. DAJ on April 3, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I could sleep in these laundry rooms. LOL!!! Keep up the good work.

  34. Terri on April 3, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Hold onto older appliances. Per a repairman most new appliances are not made to last too long. Definitely, not as long as older ones.

  35. Richard Resendez on April 3, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I just found this chat
    And it’s great this will help with my new laundry room we just built thank you 👍

  36. Kevin Belport on April 3, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I’ll take a Analog washer and Drier oven any of these new ones. Yuck

  37. Brenda McGowan on April 3, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Julie–Stunning examples and great ideas! I’m redoing my laundry room and have a new top loader. (My front loader was a nightmare–I was spending tons of my time cleaning my washing machine!). I noticed that most of the pictures featured front loaders, which do allow for counter space on top. I would love to see more ideas of maximizing space/creating shelves or cabinetry for rooms that have top loading machines. Thank you!

  38. Casey Hightower on April 3, 2023 at 11:47 am

    As a woman, I love nothing more than wallpaper in small spaces, but I winced when I heard "wallpaper in the laundry room". Way too much moisture and heat for a bathroom or laundry room unless it’s super spacious with plenty of ventilation. My husband and I are contractors. Removing is terrible and it’s prone to peeling and malfunction in these humid areas. Most clients deeply regret the wallpaper over time. Loved all the other recommendations ❤️

  39. Wairimu Wanjuhi on April 3, 2023 at 11:47 am


  40. BX B on April 3, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Your presentation was great. I have built an addition for a laundry room and I can’t pick colors, textures or wall paper. Thank you for the great tips. I’ll keep watching.

  41. Robin Olsen-Scribner on April 3, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Thank you for allowing the eye to take in each new image before zapping onto the next. Also appreciate pauses in narrative to allow information to sink in. And I learned so much! Very well done. Thanks again ~

  42. Dominican Stylist on April 3, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Side by side it is NOT a design mistake!
    You have no idea what it is not to have anybody to bring the dryer down when the washer is not working properly!
    That happened to me 3 times the first year I got the "brilliant idea" of buying stackables.
    If you have the space, go for a side by side. Unless you have two big boys at home 😅💪💪

  43. vaneeand V on April 3, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Respectfully, I disagree on the appliance upgrade. They aren’t built to last anymore. If it’s not in the budget hang on to what works. The new digital faces and computer boards require an outside person to fix.

  44. Gilda Lim on April 3, 2023 at 11:51 am

    The vid could have been done in half the time 7 mins.

  45. Fiorella D on April 3, 2023 at 11:52 am

    What about husband who hates dryer machine, how to hide all those hanged clothes.. Thanks!

  46. Kat L on April 3, 2023 at 11:52 am

    So helpful, thank you!

  47. Calvin32 adn on April 3, 2023 at 11:52 am

    The washer water catch tray is $50 at HP, and put it under your washing machine. Most home owners and builders missed this out. When you do a larger load or delicate load, you will get water and soap overflow at the back of the machine onto the floor.

  48. Janet Gwynn on April 3, 2023 at 11:52 am

    My laundry is in my carport is there a chance you could do a laundry idea for this thank you 🙂

  49. ENCM on April 3, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Thank you again for yet another great video! My question may be too vague, but I’d love your input. I am moving into a much smaller space and am considering switching to a compact washer & dryer. The thing is, I just bought the set I have now, last year and I really like them a lot. They are stackable, but have a difference in dimensions of 4” in both height and width, with about the same amount of depth as the new compact pair I’m looking at. In your opinion, is that a noticeable amount of space and worth considering swapping out? Thank you, for your time and your hard work making these videos.

  50. Marjorie Judge on April 3, 2023 at 11:54 am

    all these are gorgeous laundry rooms – – – you should see the ghastly make shift laundry areas in homes that are otherwise considered very up to date – –

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