Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Colleen Scott
Photo By: Colleen Scott
HGTV Dream Home 2012 Laundry Room
A cozy corner is reserved for the family pet, with a pet bed, stainless steel feeding bowls and toys carving out the dedicated space. Black wood cabinetry offers ample storage and work space and compliments the mint green wall of the space. A doggie rack stores clothes and leashes efficiently while a metal storage bin keeps toys stowed in one neat place.
Fun black and white floor tiles and modern art add spunk to this functional mudroom. The space was added as a spot for the family to store its coats, shoes and backpacks. Pops of bright yellow in the art and lighting stand out against the white walls, trim and ceiling. The window is a reproduction based on an original window design seen elsewhere in the Victorian home.
Storage is essential in any home but can be even more crucial in a laundry room. Designer Sarah Richardson doesn't want to take away from the floor space, so she designs the storage as close to the ceiling as possible. The shelved cabinets run horizontal above the washer/dryer unit and provide the perfect place to hold towels and other laundry essentials.
Elizabeth loves the hyper-functionality of this combined laundry room and bathroom on the first floor kid-level of the home. A shower and also ample closets for the boys' things are also worked into this smartly-designed space.
Plenty of closets have islands, but this one has a built-in dressing table as well – just the thing for coordinating wardrobe and makeup. This generously sized closet features high hanging clothes racks that smoothly descend down within reach via convenient pulls. Built by Visbeen Architects, Inc. for both her and him, this master closet is nestled between the master bedroom and master bathroom, its design reflecting the contemporary style of the rest of the home.
This contemporary laundry room features a fun pendant light and teal ceiling, perfectly complimenting the patterned floor tiles and gray window trim. The large appliances are housed in custom shelves with lots of storage above.
Laundry room in the basement and no solution for covering up pipes and concrete? Enter pegboard. Organizing Made Fun blogger Becky Barnfather painted her pegboard a cheery green and white design to add style and function to the area.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
This contemporary blue kitchen extends into the entryway with a mudroom bench and special pet feeding station. A nearby built-in banquette offers seating at the large white dining table with modern dining chairs.