Keeping up with weekly laundry takes time and it is sooo nice if you have a beautiful space to work in. Today I am excited to share details of our Brio Project Laundry Room with you. Although the space is small, we made it feel bright and fresh while keeping it functional. Read on for images, sources, and laundry room design tips.
Keep it Fresh and Maintenance Free with White Tile
Although I love hardwood floors running throughout the house, choosing tile for the laundry room keeps things stress free. Not only easy to clean and maintain, tile means you don’t have to worry about dripping linens, muddy clothes, or plumbing leaks ruining your floors. On the walls, we used classic white subway tile, Daltile Rittenhouse 3″ x 6″ in Matte Arctic White. On the floors, we chose a beautiful cement tile, Starburst IV in Pacific Light Grey, Pacific White from The Cement Tile Shop. Although white grout always looks so clean at pretty at installation, keeping it looking good takes effort. We wanted this space to be easy to maintain and so chose a warm gray grout, Laticrete Sterling Silver. It also creates pretty depth and texture in the space.
Make Use of Vertical Space
We added cabinetry to the ceiling to get as much storage space as possible. The upper cabinets are painted a favorite crisp white, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Although we were trying to design a space that felt clean and bright, we didn’t want it to feel stark. To add color and contrast, we chose a beautiful rich blue-grey for the lower cabinets, Farrow and Ball Pigeon. Pretty polished nickel knobs and pulls add a bit of shine. We left a small section of the wall open for wood shelving that not only adds warmth, but also creates an easy-to-grab space for essentials like detergent.
Add a Utility Sink for Soaking Stains and Messy Project Clean Up
A large farmhouse sink makes it easy to scrub stains and gives a place for project cleanup without dirtying the kitchen sink. We paired the sink with this beautiful bridge faucet. I always style my sinks with a pretty hand towel, a great smelling hand soap, and a little planter (love this white geometric planter) for fresh or faux greenery. These little details go a long way in creating a warm inviting space.
Be Clever with Counter Space
It is so much easier to stay on top of sorting and folding laundry if you have the space to do it. Here, we created a built-in for the washer and dryer that allowed us to add counter space above it. It is a perfect location for folding as you take clothes out of the dryer, rather than dumping them into a bin to be folded later. For cost-effective counters that add a beautiful organic warmth to the white space, we chose waterproof sealed butcher block stained to match the wood floors that run throughout the home.
Hide Clutter with Storage Baskets
Baskets or bins throughout a laundry room are helpful for laundry and cleaning essentials or piles of dirty clothes. We like this beautiful large curved basket for transporting laundry and these storage baskets (on SALE!) for our open shelves.
Add Bright Light
You are lucky if your laundry room is flooded with natural light, if you are in a windowless space, add a beautiful light fixture. We chose this semi-flushmount in clear glass and brass for maximum brilliance.
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