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.
Custom shelving ensures each item of clothing finds its place in this walk-in closet. Wicker baskets offer stylish storage for dirty laundry and other odd-and-ends. An vintage metal cabinet serves as an industrial-style linen closet.
Contemporary cabinetry in a variety of configurations provides ample storage space for a home-based business. This room, which also incorporates a laundry area, connects to the master suite via a short hallway, creating a uniquely functional live-work space.
In addition to the main residence, a gate house is generously comprised of 2,000 square feet in a separate compound. Amenities include an extra bedroom and bathroom, a workshop, large lanais with a kitchenette, additional laundry facilities, a garden storage hut and a garage.
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.
With easy access to the home's laundry and family rooms, the mudroom serves as a transitional space and storage area for winter gear and outerwear. A side door leads outdoors, where limestone stepping stones mark the path to the river. (HGTV Dream Home 2012)
This area used to be unattractive wooden storage racks on the left and an exposed laundry room against the back wall. It's now a fun new game room with extra space to run and play designed by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call.
HGTV's Fixer Upper turned a bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two yellow light fixtures illuminate a rustic craft table made from an old pocket door. A bold area rug adds a splash of color, while built-in cabinets boast much-needed storage.
Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned the once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two bright yellow light fixtures illuminate a large craft table, made from an old pocket door. New cabinets provide necessary storage space to organize supplies and materials.
A large laundry area and plenty of built-in storage form a uniquely functional space in this blue contemporary master retreat. The homeowner wanted a space to work as well as a space to relax. The design team accomplished both goals by creating this multifunctional suite that connects to the master bedroom.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look.
HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned this once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two bright yellow light fixtures illuminate a large craft table, made from an old pocket door. New blue-gray cabinets provide plenty of storage for the space, and an attractive sheet metal magnet board is a perfect place to display the kids' artwork.
With easy access to the home's laundry and family rooms, the mudroom in the 2012 HGTV Dream Home serves as a transitional space and storage area for winter gear and outerwear. Artwork in a hall niche hints at the color palette of the family room, which lies steps beyond. The framed monotype by Betty Merken is flanked by two polished nickel buffet tables.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and a metal letter "P" stands for "Purks". Brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.
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.