This Spanish Colonial was in need of a functional laundry room, so designers added one off the kitchen. By separating the kitchen and laundry room spaces, designers were able to create a functional laundry room and a sophisticated, functional kitchen with dining area.
Utility is the name of the game in this neutral laundry room. A stainless steel utility sink, sewing machine nook and a murphy-style ironing board create separate stations around the room, while white cabinetry offers storage throughout.
The modified floor plan incorporated what had been a porch at the rear of the house, enclosing the space and turning it into a combination office and laundry room adjacent to the den. The two spaces are separated by a pony wall and integrated open shelves that are visible and accessible from either room.
Having split the spacious basement level bathroom, Georgia designer Beth Johnson created two separate spaces, each with a modern transitional style that is both family-friendly and welcoming to visitors of this lakehome. In both bathrooms, she chose more affordable and easy-to-maintain tile that looks like wood and gives the rooms a warm, rustic appearance. She moved the laundry area elsewhere in the basement.