A vivid yellow Dutch door closes off the laundry and mudroom, providing punch in this mostly neutral home. Stone tile floors are durable and fit with the rustic-modern decor. A countertop built above the washer and dryer offers a functional spot to fold clothes.
To transform their dingy and outdated laundry room into a bright and modern-day utility space, design blogger Erin Loechner and her husband, Ken, renovated the entire room from top to bottom sans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.
Sleek Shaker-style cabinets with flat black pulls provide hidden storage above the washer and dryer in HGTV Dream Home 2014's laundry room. A granite countertop is the perfect spot for folding freshly-dried towels.
Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.
With not just one washer and dryer but two, designer Shane Inman ensures a low turnover rate for laundry in this household. By encasing the units below a stone countertop and adding storage cabinets above, the room instantly expands its functionality and efficiency.
This mudroom and laundry room combination space features hooks and a bench seat for hats, bags and shoes as well as plenty of crisp, white cabinetry for laundry supplies and extra linens and towels. The stacked washer and dryer takes up minimal space, leaving room for an adjacent countertop workspace.
This multipurpose room functions as a laundry area and craft space. A bold blue island with cabinet space features a butcher block countertop that works great for messy crafts. In one corner, a niched wall works well for a stackable washer and dryer, and on the other side of the door, a built-in bookshelf displays art and knickknacks. A quaint powder room is nearby for convenience.
A vintage wooden ironing board, lady pin cushion and gold-handled scissors add to the quirky vibe of the laundry room while use of circular saw mill grooved wood countertop conceals the washer and dryer beneath. Metal mesh cabinets add to the functionality of the small space by providing easy to search shelving and allowing for greater pops of color. The trellis wallpaper adds pattern and matches the yellow interior of the cabinets.
Featuring a laundry area, workspace and wash station, this super utility space is truly the ultimate "do" room. It offers plenty of countertop space to complete laundry-related tasks, plus a quiet place for both kids and adults to work. Design by Hillary Reed Interiors, LLC