A classic white table lamp sheds light throughout the laundry room, where gray bead board walls stand as a stark contrast to white cabinets and appliances. “It’s an eye-popper, really good looking, and very tailored,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
This spacious laundry room boasts a side-by-side, front loading washer and dryer tucked underneath butcher block countertops. Crisp white cabinets provide plenty of storage for detergents and cleaning supplies.
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Spacious Wine Cellar With Rustic Stone Ceiling and Walls
This rustic wine cellar features all-over gray stone, covering the ceiling and walls. Several wooden wine shelves hang on the walls, while a stone sink and set of drawers offer room for prep and cleanup. Glass pendant lights hang above a pub-style table and chairs, creating the perfect spot for wine tasting.
Exposed concrete walls give this basement hangout an industrial vibe. The space is made more inviting with a pool table, large black and white portraits and a white couch with bold lettered throw pillows.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
Susan Brunstrum not only added an elegant style to this Park City, Utah vacation home, but she solved storage problems as well. In this mudroom, she situated a rustic bench for shoes and hung eight small "antler" hooks on the wall for purses, bookbags and jackets.
Designs were nearly complete when the homeowners raised concerns about the existing below-grade garage. The driveway was so steep that they had never parked a car in it. They decided to fill the driveway, bury the existing garage and construct a new three-car garage to be built on a diagonal to the existing house. The angle creates a connecting space that becomes the laundry room and mudroom, providing access to the family room, garage and rear yard.
The center of the laundry room includes an under-mount stainless steel sink used for rinsing clothes before tossing them into the wash. While under-mount sinks add a clean, seamless look to countertops, they also require a great deal of skill to install. In order for an under-mount sink to be properly installed, it’s positioned into place from below, then secured to the bottom of the countertop with silicone.
Intricate woodwork, a modern chandelier and plush carpeting make this walk-in closet feel more like a luxurious hotel suite than a place to store clothes. The gray and white palette keeps the mood peaceful.
Basement Rec Room With Orange and White Stripe Wall
This simple basement design is perfect for a home gym. The concrete walls are softened by an accent wall of orange and white painted diagonal stripes. Rubber floor matts soften the floor for working out, and letters painted on the wall allow for an easy way to keep track of workout sessions.