Remember the days of the washer and dryer located down in some dark, dank corner of the basement? Well those days are over – laundry rooms are growing in size, prominence, furnishings and functions. No longer relegated to basements and back rooms, laundry rooms are going where the laundry is – next to the bedrooms, even when they are upstairs, like this one in our model home complete with a stacked washer/dryer, sink, rolling laundry baskets and plenty of storage.
Just imagine all the activities that can happen in a room with the washer and dryer and some counter space: crafts, wrapping and shipping, sewing, hobbies, projects, homework, pet supplies and grooming.
In our dog-loving community, if you have the space, adding a pet washing station in your laundry or mudroom, can be one of the best design decisions ever made! Our home owners in this picture are daily grateful for the dog washing and grooming station they added to their laundry room!
With thoughtful furnishings, good light and a sink – the sky’s the limit. Be creative in how you can ‘hide’ the less glamorous elements of a utilitarian space like a laundry room. In this picture, one of our homeowners had a fake beam installed and hung a curtain to hide the water heater. Some stylish but functional suspended shelves, make for an inspirational space!
If you are looking for more ideas or inspiration, there are some great articles on laundry rooms on Houzz as well! For complete portfolios of a number of our projects, check out our gallery or follow us on our Facebook page!