Storage Dilemma: Doing laundry feels like a constant chore, made worse because your laundry room lacks storage. Solution: Smart tools like slide-out hampers, hanging rods for air-drying clothes and shelves for supplies take advantage of every inch of space available. This way you can focus on the task at hand, instead of searching for supplies.
The open concept design of this home's lower floor includes a mud room-style entry and family room. A chic built-in bench nestles in amongst floor-to-ceiling cabinets, offering handy hidden storage for toys, outdoor supplies and more.
Hooks on the wall offer easy hanging storage for coats and handbags in this simple but well-outfitted mudroom that acts as a portal between the inside of the home and a side entry that leads to the garage.
Tucked behind the chic, family-friendly kitchen is an open pantry. Open shelving is perfect for keeping everyday dishes handy, and cool gray cabinets provide much-needed storage. The pantry also houses the wine refrigerator.
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 open basement provides space for a dining table, bar and sitting area. The yellow walls make the room feel spacious and contrast well with the gray carpet and accents. Contemporary yellow chairs surround a wooden dining table while white leather bar stools look elegant against a gray tufted bar.
This basement space serves as a family multipurpose room featuring a U-shaped gray and white sectional with stain resistant and eco friendly fabric, gray wood floors, and a black and white abstract print area rug.
The clients have two dogs — a chocolate lab and chihuahua — that they consider full-fledged family members. Designer Joanna Gaines took that as an opportunity to do something special in the new laundry room, incorporating a decidedly dog-centric theme and design.
Eclectic Walk-In Closet With White Modern Armchair
This walk-in closet has storage for jewelry, clothes, accessories and shoes. A modern armchair and flokati rug anchor the floor, while graphic wallpaper and a Greek key Roman shade add pizzazz to the wall.