As you step inside the mudroom, a cushioned bench awaits you to sit down and take off your shoes. Hooks provide a place to hang hats, scarves and coats, and woven baskets offer an additional storage option above the bench.
An enormous built-in storage unit makes this walk-in closet the best room in the house. A combination of drawers and open shelving offers versatile storage while a small window allows natural light to stream into the space. A white Chippendale chair and flokati rug add style to the already stylish space.
This laundry room is in a basement that receives hardly any light, so the first order of business for Lucy Penfield of Lucy Interior Design was to brighten things up. She chose open shelves for storage, backed by a color-block paint treatment that's repeated in the niche above the washer and dryer. Curtains hide the hanging rods and screen drying clothes from view.
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.
With a laundry nook right smack in the middle of their bedroom, Erin and Chris decided to mask it with a simple drapery panel that easily slides open for instant access. Erin notes, "While staring at a washer and dryer isn't ideal for a design enthusiast like me, I really couldn't complain since having a washer and dryer in a San Francisco rental is a total luxury. So we just worked with it!"
The clients have two dogs — a chocolate lab and chihuahua — that they consider full-fledged family members. Designer Joanna Gaines took that as an opportunity to do something special in the new laundry room, incorporating a decidedly dog-centric theme and design.
White French doors open up to a large office space in this enormous contemporary closet. A large work table is flanked by two silver stools while cabinets and drawers surround the space, offering plenty of storage.
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The light from the sparkling hanging fixture bounces off a shimmery petal pink ceiling, while glass shoe shelves mounted in front of pink damask wallpaper provide a beautiful focal point. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
Who says a laundry room has to be dull. This small laundry room cleans up on style with its cute containers and fun artwork. We especially love the chevron curtain that covers the base of the folding table and utility sink.
Rustic Laundry Room With Whitewashed Paneled Walls
To transform their dingy and outdated laundry room into a bright and modern-day utility space, design blogger Erin Loechner and her husband, Ken, renovated the entire room from top to bottom sans contractor. They added wood-paneled walls, enclosed shelves above the washer and dryer, tiled flooring, a concrete vanity countertop, custom pendants and handcrafted details, like leather cabinet pulls. Now, the space appears stylish and homespun but 100 percent functional.
Designer Courtney Blaymore closely followed her client's wishes by installing a make-up vanity inside this walk-in closet and dressing area. Especially fetching is the lighting around the vanity mirror, which gives an impression of old Hollywood. A ghost vanity chair completes this fabulous look.