After a makeover by designer Peter Feinmann, this new kitchen is bigger with the old laundry room incorporated. Maple cabinets keep the look clean and contemporary, and a trio of red pendants add essential punch. Photography by Eric Roth
While renovating, a nearby laundry room was relocated downstairs in order to improve the kitchen's overall layout. The new L-shape configuration made it much easier for tow people to prepare food together and more than doubled the room's storage and work surface.
The red washer and dryer in this modern kitchen add a dose of color and functionality to the sleek white room. The counter space above the unit provides a perfect spot to fold clean laundry while enjoying the view out the window.
As part of a major home renovation, this beautiful kitchen was enlarged by utilizing an adjacent existing laundry room. Cherry cabinets that have been antiqued and glazed for an Old World look surround a dark-topped island lit by overhead pendant lighting.
This white, contemporary galley kitchen is compact, but designed for maximum style and function. While undertaking a total remodel, the client insisted on keeping the kitchen's existing footprint because it was inherit to the character of the house. To open it up, the design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry area. A mix of walnut and white cabinets, along with a wall of floating shelves, keeps the space young and current.
This view from inside the pantry with the door open shows the hallway that connects the pantry with the kitchen, laundry room and mudroom and front entry of the home. A water shutoff for the home is the white box on the wall in this photo.
Inspired by the classic gourmet styling of the prestigious French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley, Calif., this kitchen features classic traditional elements such as the patterned tin ceiling, crown moldings and island column details. The hardwood floors and green granite countertops provide contrast against the beautiful white cabinetry.
Because this laundry area sits between a master bedroom and an art studio, the design team at Crystal Kitchen Center wanted to make it accessible and functional for both purposes. The stained-glass window, backlit by a skylight, serves as an art piece and makes the room feel more expansive. The room is small, so a stackable washer and dryer help to conserve square footage. A staircase bump-out creates a spot for laundry baskets as well as a hanging rod, and a shelf over the sink acts as a handy supply station.
This kitchen was in sore need of a rethink, lacking storage and a comfortable spot for casual meals. To solve the dining problem, designers installed a dining table extended out from the island with room for six. For storage, an adjacent laundry room was reconfigured to also be a pantry.
The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.
Designer Lisa Furey's challenge was to design and build a 690-square-foot low country cottage that would include a kitchen, laundry area, bedroom and workspace as well as outdoor space. Board and batten siding, a standing seam metal roof and board and batten composite shutters — all weather-proof choices — give the exterior a farmhouse feel.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. The kitchen entrance was removed and the pantry and office desk area were closed in to create the laundry room. The Ceasarstone kitchen countertops, London Grey and Stone Grey, were extended along the back wall. Jillian removed another pillar in the centre of the kitchen and modernized the existing island with clean straight lines. Jillian completes the kitchen with Antique Imperial Mist subway tile for the backsplash.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the Purks' kitchen and dining room to create a more open concept feel. They installed a natural wood support beam in it's place. The appliances were replaced and moved to the other side of the room- a new washer and dryer is now located in the laundry room. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar.
A small kitchen cannot accommodate homework, mail storage, laundry duties and recipe hunting. Unless you don't cook at all, the small kitchen's main chore is meal prep. So focus first on function, making sure you have the appliances and work areas you need. You may be able to save a bit of space by using scaled-down or innovative appliances, including refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves, stoves (some with just two burners) and single sinks. If workspace is at a premium, consider a small-scale island or a counter-topped cart that can be rolled into a closet when not in use.