Rustic Modern Family Room Decor From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah aimed to create a rustic, refined feel in this multi-purpose basement family room. She chose a soft gray wall paint and Brazilian slate floor tiles to complement the home's original stone fireplace. Functional decor such as built-in cabinets and chic metal kindling bins make for a space that is gorgeous yet practical for a growing family of four.
The garage from HGTV Dream Home 2010 features an organizing and workshop system featuring cabinets with sliding metal storage bins, plus a slatwall storage system with space to store sports equipment, tools and more.
Transitional Laundry Room Showcases Shades of Gray
Stainless steel countertops ensure this laundry room is fit to endure some serious laundry catastrophes. Gray appliances and cabinets work well with the countertops, creating a tone-on-tone palette that feels calm and tidy.
Afraid to invest in built-in systems for the trend-chasing teens? Try removable modular systems such as these hanging options from Pottery Barn Teen. Available in different colors and styles, these can be rearranged as easily as hanging cloths.
Gray and White Transitional Mudroom With Built-In Bench
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and drawers offer maximum storage to this mudroom. A built-in bench sits in the center of it all; the graphic wallpaper behind it and bright orange pillows bringing bold visual punch to the space.
If your favorite dryer sheets' package clashes with your color palette, transfer the contents into a container that's more in line with the decor. Stacy Risenmay of the blog Not Just a Housewife chose an old metal box that adds the perfect patina to her laundry room.
Storage Dilemma: Doing laundry feels like a constant chore, made worse because your laundry room lacks storage. Solution: Smart tools like slide-out hampers, hanging rods for air-drying clothes and shelves for supplies take advantage of every inch of space available. This way you can focus on the task at hand, instead of searching for supplies.
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 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.
The open concept design of this home's lower floor includes a mud room-style entry and family room. A chic built-in bench nestles in amongst floor-to-ceiling cabinets, offering handy hidden storage for toys, outdoor supplies and more.
This designer laundry room built by Harrison Design and decorated by Brian Patrick Flynn is packed with classic style certain to withstand the test of time. Any time you’re designing a task-related space involving high-cost items such as appliances and millwork, it’s best to stick with styles that aren’t too trendy. If a room looks too current, it’s likely to date faster.
Tucked behind the chic, family-friendly kitchen is an open pantry. Open shelving is perfect for keeping everyday dishes handy, and cool gray cabinets provide much-needed storage. The pantry also houses the wine refrigerator.
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.