Reveal: The Lengthy-Awaited Fashionable Colonial Laundry Room

by Editors Staff

Sigh (of pleasure and reduction).

The laundry room was the one factor that made us second-guess this home throughout our home looking final yr. We have been so spoiled with an upstairs laundry room in our final home, geared up with double washers and dryers and loads of space for storing. We did a easy paint makeover earlier than we moved, but it surely was already like that after we moved in! So transferring right into a home with a tiny downstairs laundry room (pictured beneath) with nearly zero counter house was a significant downgrade and adjustment.

We thought we might stay with it and make it work, however ever since we moved in, we’ve been trying to find an answer! It lastly got here to us after we began rethinking the structure of the upstairs lavatory and “playroom” space, and we had the thought to make half of the playroom a laundry room! Six months later and that is the place we’re at in the present day!

Earlier than


Chris and I dreamed up the imaginative and prescient after which relied closely on our contractor to make it potential! “Creating” a utility room like this out of nothing is usually a potential DIY, with the assistance of some sub-contractors like plumbers and electricians. To not point out pulling permits and getting all the pieces inspected and accepted. The professionals took care of issues like operating dryer venting to the outside of the home, establishing waterlines, and ensuring that structurally the ground might deal with the burden of the home equipment are finest to contain a contractor.

As for all the pieces you see in right here, we relied on Lowe’s to make all of this potential. Lowe’s is a one-stop store, particularly if you’re renovating a utilitarian house like a laundry room! Every thing from drywall and plumbing, to wallpaper and cabinetry – they’ve received all of it.

Let’s take a step again and discuss concerning the checkerboard end in right here that I’ll by no means tire of. The flooring

Checkerboard Tile

I assumed for certain I might lay the creamy ivory and slate grey tile diagonally, making a callback to the dwelling gymnasium and the outdoors pavers. I didn’t anticipate to like them laid straight as a lot as I did, and I nonetheless love how completely fairly this alignment is. It’s additionally the proper distinction to the curvy, natural sample of the wallpaper.

The Wallpaper

Calacatta Gem Tile | Harbor Grey Tile | Wallpaper | Washer & Dryer | Cupboard Pulls | Cupboard Knobs | Gold Gentle Fixture | Sconces

Selecting this wallpaper was such a simple choice. I knew it was meant to be the second I noticed it. This utilitarian house is admittedly benefiting from the natural, conventional form of the wallpaper, but all of it nonetheless feels actually trendy and crisp (which is precisely the way you desire a laundry room to really feel).


It was necessary to me to have numerous storage on this laundry room, and we labored actually intently with our cupboard design marketing consultant at Lowe’s to optimize each sq. inch we presumably might. Lowe’s has {custom} and semi-custom cabinetry in a wide range of colours and finishes! There are a number of tiers (primarily based on m supplies and premium upgrades), and we really went with probably the most reasonably priced tier for our cupboards. Better of all: the price of the cupboards contains the set up.

We needed to tie within the vibe of our kitchen cupboard colour with these cupboards, and we went to Lowe’s to bodily look by means of heaps and many samples. Ultimately, we discovered the prettiest cupboards on this heat beige colour. They remind me of a very clear linen actually lightens up the room. These cupboards are Kraftmade within the “Bagley” profile in maple wooden. The colour is “Cottage!”

Lantern Sconce | Sink | Faucet | Laundry Baskets | Cupboard Pulls | Cupboard Knobs

We’ve a lot house to retailer towels, linens, cleansing provides for the upstairs, wrapping paper, and extra! It’s a dream come true.

Talking of goals coming true, isn’t it everybody’s dream to have a sink of their laundry room?

Sink Nook

This little nook was a closet the place we saved all our board video games! Having an area to spot-treat garments and extra is a dream, and I’m obsessive about the profile of this sink and tap. The rolling laundry bushels usually are not solely freaking cute, however they’re purposeful and sensible, and I already can’t wait to take them for a “spin.”


I really like an announcement gentle fixture. Lighting can add a lot persona to a room, and I believe it’s enjoyable to decide on one thing sudden. The “petaled” chandelier has a number of bulbs, so it’s good and vivid in right here. My rule of thumb for lighting is to have at the very least three sources of sunshine. In right here we now have the central gentle, recessed lighting, the sconces, and the little lantern above the sink. (I believe we’re good!)

I’m a particular fan of the little black shades on the sconces – only a wink of drama.

Home equipment

We purchased a washer and dryer set in the beginning of the yr. The home equipment that have been downstairs weren’t vitality environment friendly, so we went with the GE Sensible UltraFresh Entrance Load Steam Washer & Electrical Dryer Set. They’re energy-efficient front-loaders, and I’m a particular fan of the washer vents since you by no means get that damp odor! Additionally, the doorways on this set are reversible. We selected to have the washers within the heart, and the dryers on the ends, and the doorways open towards one another!

To us, our dream laundry room can be absolutely geared up with double the machines, so why not make it occur? The women’ rooms are all upstairs on the identical degree because the laundry room, and proper now Chris and I are carrying our laundry upstairs. It’s not an enormous deal, however who is aware of what’s going to occur subsequent yr after we do our closet ;).

Counter tops

Identical to the cupboards, Lowe’s has a wide range of choices relating to counter tops, they usually’ll ship installers too! We have been initially going to go along with a Dekton countertop that we fell in love with at Lowe’s. It’s a particularly sturdy materials with probably the most beautiful veigning, however Lowe’s additionally has actual stone choices. Many shops are even partnered with native stone yards as properly! We went with the native route with a stone yard for a good looking slab of soapstone. It’s darkish, it’s dramatic, and I really like that it extends all the best way up the backsplash. The countertop peak can also be excellent for folding!

The one piece on this laundry room that’s NOT from Lowe’s is that this classic armoire that we sourced from Chairish. I actually needed to have a classic piece to heat this utilitarian house and provides it some character and attraction. I believe it’s doing the job extremely properly.

And naturally, all the pieces on this laundry room ties in superbly with the lavatory throughout the corridor!

What questions do you’ve got?

Laundry Room Sources

Cupboards (Bagley Maple Cottage)
Cupboard Pulls
Cupboard Knobs
Washer & Dryer
Brass Rod
Calacatta Gem Porcelain Tile
Harbor Grey Porcelain Tile
Gold Gentle Fixture
Lantern Sconce
Laundry Baskets

Supply: Mad About The Home

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