The average American family spends 8 hours per week in the laundry room. In the past, laundry rooms were located in the most unwelcoming parts of the home, like the basement. Today, homeowners have moved their washers and dryers closer to the kitchen. Moving the location of the laundry room improved convenience for the entire family to toss their dirty towels and clothes into one accessible spot. With the laundry room now on the main floor, it’s time to design a space that you won’t want to hide from your neighbors.
For this renovation, the laundry room needed to reflect the style of the home, while keeping it light and airy. The original layout was in need of an upgrade as it didn’t provide the functionality needed in laundry rooms today.
By adding a folding area and a hanging rod for clothes, the room provided additional storage to eliminate clutter. These features also increased the room’s functionality and accommodated the homeowner’s need for convenience.
To match the Colonial style farmhouse, custom built Brookhaven II Lewisburg recessed square inset cabinet doors were installed. The doors were then finished in an Opaque Painted Lace, which truly brightened the room and gave a clean feeling throughout the space. For the countertop, a granite Santa Cecilia was chosen.
To save space and add function to the room, a pull-out ironing board was installed within the cabinets.
The laundry sink was set at a lower height to not disrupt the window as the original sink base did. The washers and dryers were also raised off the floor to allow easier access into the machines and to protect the refinished pine floors that were installed.
An extra deep broom closet was built to store the vacuum, brooms and step ladder that were kept out and about in the space before.