Swimming Pool and Cottage Storage Shed With Natural Rock Wall and Decorative Grass Checked Floor
Squares of grass are set between concrete tiles to create a textural checked pattern in front of this cottage storage shed. The natural rock exterior of the shed extends out on the privacy wall encompassing the swimming pool. Flowering plants and shrubs create a planted border hugging the wall adding soft natural color and texture.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.
This laundry room is elegantly toned in neutral colors and tile backsplash. The expansive beige cabinetry provides plenty of storage space, while the beautiful stone countertops provide ample workspace.
Mudroom With Beadboard Wainscoting and Gray Slate Floor
The slate floor in this mudroom is the perfect base for a space that's sure to get messy. The dark tone hides dirt and mud well and is easy to clean. White wainscoting and high ceilings give the room a clean feel — even when it's not.
Cottage Laundry Room With Yellow Built-In Shelving
Mesh cabinet doors allow yellow shelves to show through and brighten this cottage-inspired laundry room. A fabric skirt conceals the washer and dryer, while concrete-cast plank flooring mirrors the reclaimed wood used on the ceiling.
The Lakeshore Designs team gave this mudroom a crisp, tailored feel while still making it ultra-functional. Baskets inside high cubbies conceal loose items such as gloves, while drawers keep footwear and other gear hidden away. Even coats and bags hanging from the hooks won't look untidy, thanks to the clean backdrop. Throw pillows and a cheery rug make the space feel polished.
Although most mudrooms are linear, this one by Anthony James Construction makes great use of an odd corner near the entrances to the home's garage and backyard. A wraparound bench seat features ample storage underneath, while hooks stand ready for purses, jackets, backpacks and more. The 1970s Dutch door adds a nostalgic top note.
The stained gray cabinets give the HGTV Dream Home 2010 laundry room a rustic personality by using a beadboard-style door to blend with the accessories of the room. The bright red washer and drawer add a punch of color and panache to the room's otherwise dusky tones.
“The goal is always to maximize space and get as much storage as possible, so you can get things put away and not have them out,” says designer Linda Woodrum of the HGTV Smart Home 2015 master closet design. “The more places you have to put things, the less clutter you have out, and it just makes everything look better.”