A richly stained media cabinet effortlessly spans across this transitional media room providing an excellent solution for component and media storage. Using grass cloth on the walls adds subtle texture and warmth. Strong, clean lines of a fireplace mirror the horizontal lines throughout the room and provide a creative space to learn art instead of hanging it.
Dark-stained woodwork combine with whimsical crystal pendants to create a closet that's a his-and-hers dream. A center island features a glass top that keeps accessories on display, and custom shelving provides ample storage for clothes and shoes.
A build-up of fabric softener can dirty the bottom of your iron and stain clothes. To clean your iron, Maker says make a paste of equal parts baking soda and water and then apply the paste to a soft cloth. Using a circular motion, gently clean the build-up (being careful to avoid the holes in the iron where the steam comes out) and rinse with a damp cloth.
For those of us who chronically forget to add detergent, or are prone to leaving wet clothes sitting for days, consider the Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer. It sends alerts when it’s time to reorder detergent, pretreats stains on its own, and will turn on a dryer feature if you leave your clothes in too long. Use the My Smart Appliances app to start or pause the washer remotely, and to monitor energy usage.
The 10-cycle, front load washer with steam includes a sanitize cycle and internal water heater that increases the water temperature to reduce bacteria and provide better cleaning for tough stains. The 13-cycle, front load dryer with a stainless drum that resists rust and helps protect clothes includes steam refresh and a sensor that takes the guesswork out of drying times.
To be safe, test your stain on an area that isn’t visible on the furniture to make sure it’s the color you really want. Then apply the stain all over with an old (but clean) T-shirt or cloth. Wear latex gloves so you don’t stain your skin. Be generous with the stain, just whipping away the excess when you’ve covered the whole area. Depending on how long the item has been outside, it may drink up that stain and require a second coat. Let it dry for an hour or so before deciding on a second coat.
This hallway, clad in hand-scraped maple flooring, leads to the home’s mudroom and kitchen. The end of the hall leading to the mudroom features an accent wall in a copper shade, clad in beetle-kill pine and stained with diluted wall paint. A metal coat rack allows for ample storage space for everyday coats and other clothing. The interior hallway door with its rich wood and frosted glass, adds to the overall style and sophistication of this space.
A washable and stain-resistant faux grass-cloth vinyl wall covering in pool-water blue was used for both the ceiling and walls with pure white trim for contrast, to create an underwater-like feel for this playful lounge with funky, laid-back style.