Organize your laundry area with cabinets and smart storage systems that can dry your clothes and keep your detergents and laundry accessories tidy. The reason that kitchen cabinets work well for laundry rooms is that the ideal depth is the same for both. Upper kitchen cabinets are roughly 12" deep, which allows enough space for detergents, cleaning supplies, etc. Lower kitchen cabinets are typically 24" deep. This works well next to a washer or dryer as both are usually 25"-28" deep.