Maximizing IKEA Laundry Room Space with SEKTION Cabinets

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A Small Laundry Room Isn’t a Big Problem with IKD

Learn How SEKTION Cabinets Can Enhance an IKEA Laundry Room Design

In this article:

  • The benefits of designing a laundry room with SEKTION cabinets
  • Internal organization options for SEKTION cabinets
  • How to customize SEKTION cabinets
  • Why IKD is the right designer for your IKEA laundry room design with SEKTION cabinets

Our IKEA laundry room design customers share a common goal: maximize storage while making the room look beautiful – and do it without breaking the bank.

As professional, affordable designers and IKEA experts, we know how to tick all these boxes. IKEA’s SEKTION cabinets give us the tools to design custom, versatile laundry rooms. Our designs focus equally on form and function. After all, the laundry room is one of the hardest-working rooms in the house; you should enjoy spending time in the space.


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Beyond the Kitchen: SEKTION Cabinets in Your Laundry Room

IKEA features SEKTION cabinets in their kitchen showroom designs, but their positive qualities (like being frameless cabinets, which offer more storage) are just as helpful in laundry room design.

When designing a laundry room using SEKTION cabinets, we consider the following:

  • Which appliances are being used? Know this ahead of time to ensure an accurate design.
  • Who is using the space? We’ll need to know if we’re designing for a couple or a large family.
  • How will the room be used? Many customers like their laundry room to perform multiple functions.
  • What is the design inspiration? We love seeing Houzz and Pinterest photos; they give us an idea of your goal.

We cover this and more in an initial design questionnaire, and then we begin designing your IKEA laundry room with SEKTION cabinets.

Why Design an IKEA Laundry Room with SEKTION Cabinets?

SEKTION Cabinets are Versatile

SEKTION offers a variety of wall and base cabinets, all of which can utilize one of our favorite design features: internal organizers. Internal organizers come in handy when sorting, washing, drying, folding, and storing everything you need for doing laundry…so you can start all over again later.

The IKEA corner carousel can help maximize space in a laundry room corner cabinet, while the MAXIMERA base cabinet drawer for recycling is the ideal spot for a laundry hamper. UTRUSTA is a line of shelves and organizers, and one of our favorite products is the UTRUSTA pullout rack for cleaning supplies (because, let’s be honest, most laundry rooms double as a cleaning closet).

However, IKEA internal organizers aren’t your only option for IKEA cabinets (not that IKEA will tell you that). We offer internal organizer designs that feature products from Rev-A-Shelf. Rev-A-Shelf specializes in internal organization, which means the company has more hamper pullout and accessible storage options (like the pull-down shelf shown below), as well as space-saving tools like a collapsible ironing board.

SEKTION cabinet with Rev-A-Shelf internal organizer

SEKTION Cabinets Offer Unique Options for Customization

Did you know you aren’t limited to IKEA cabinet fronts for your SEKTION cabinets? Multiple companies specialize in custom door and drawer fronts compatible with IKEA cabinets. One of these is Semihandmade.

If you’d like your laundry room to have a specific aesthetic that IKEA doesn’t offer, you can have the best of both worlds by using IKEA’s affordable cabinet boxes with custom fronts. Our design customers often choose this option for kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and mudrooms.

You also aren’t limited to IKEA cabinet hardware – or even standard-sized SEKTION cabinets. One reason laundry room design customers come to us is that we know how to hack SEKTION cabinets in a way that won’t affect structural integrity.

For example, in the below image, we detail how to resize an 18”W x 80”H x 24”D cabinet to 18”W x 60”H x 24”D. Hacks like this may be necessary to fit a cabinet or drawer in what would otherwise be underutilized space. Each laundry room design package includes detailed hack diagrams like the one below, should your design call for them.

detailed SEKTION tall cabinet hack diagram

SEKTION Cabinets Are IKD’s Area of Expertise

Did you know that IKEA’s in-store planners aren’t typically professional designers? That means they know a lot about IKEA products and using the online IKEA Home Planner, but their actual design knowledge is limited.

At IKD, we specialize in creating custom laundry room designs using IKEA products. Our background is in design, so you can expect a thorough, professional laundry room design package that includes high-quality 3-D renderings, floorplans, lighting plans, elevation drawings, hack diagrams, a shopping list, and even an extra items list, which contains many of the nuts and bolts that IKEA planners often miss.

We also know how to plan for tricky design situations, like appliance and cabinet door clearance, proper air circulation, and workflow in small spaces.

Why do we design with SEKTION cabinets? To keep our customers happy. Our customers like the IKEA SEKTION quality and budget but desire a design that’s more than one-size-fits-all. We use IKEA cabinets as a starting point, and then we put you in the driver’s seat to get the aesthetic, products, and professional results you really want.

laundry room floor plan example by IKD

Elevate Your Home with a Functional IKEA Laundry Room

We don’t like saying we design dream laundry rooms because, let’s face it, a dream laundry room is a magical place where you toss laundry down a chute and it Mary Poppins itself back into your drawer, clean and neatly folded.

However, we do design laundry rooms you won’t hate stepping foot in every week, or every day if your home life calls for it. With IKEA SEKTION cabinets and a custom design from IKD, you can get a bright, versatile laundry room you’re proud to have in your home.

Get a Professional IKEA Laundry Room Design – All Online

Work with our certified designers to get a personalized laundry room designed around your needs and vision. If you’re interested in learning more about our service, make sure to check out our IKEA Laundry Room Design Services.


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