10 Beautiful Laundry Rooms!

February 29, 2012 AT 1:14 pm 19 Comments

 

Well, I have been scouring the internet looking for beautiful laundry rooms to help me with ideas for my sister’s laundry room makeover.

 

Here is a great laundry room makeover by Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After.

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I love the way she just took off the middle cabinet door to create a whole new custom look with open shelving.  Genius!

And the paint color on the walls and cabinets definitely helped to freshen up the space.

 

 

I love the idea of creating storage underneath Cyndi’s washer and dryer like the picture below.

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House of Turquoise

I’ve heard mixed reviews about having storage underneath the washer and dryer.  What is your opinion.  Do you have it?  Love it?  Hate it?

 

I am hoping to replace the ugly florescent light in Cyndi’s laundry room.

Look at this beautiful chandelier.  It completely makes the laundry so charming.

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House of Turquoise

I’m not sure a chandelier will go with the rest of the décor in my sister’s home, but a hanging  lantern light would.

Look at this beauty! I’m kind of lovin’ that wallpaper too. If you do not like floral wall paper, maybe you would prefer a geometric pattern. image

décor pad

 

I love everything about this next laundry room.  I love how there is an open shelf between the two closed cabinets.  I love the sink in the middle and the light above it.  I also love how they have counter space above each washer and dryer. (And I love that rug too!)

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décor pad

Darby left the link for me on my facebook page, and I immediately pinned it on Pinterest.

 

Here is another example of having open shelving between closed cabinets.  I love the molding at the top of the cabinets too. 

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décor pad

 

 

 

My sister wants a place to hang her clothes to dry.  I like the way they incorporated a drying space between the two cabinets in the picture below.

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décor pad

 

But I am thinking that a drying rack like the one below would work well in Cyndi’s laundry room.

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(could not find source anywhere)

 

 

We haven’t decided whether to paint the cabinets white or give them a touch of color.  These cabinets are beautiful.  I like the folding space above the washer and dryer and the touch of adding “legs” to make it look like a table.

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Southern Living

 

 

Speaking of adding color,  I love this beautiful rug in Jennifer’s laundry room from IHeart Organizing.

Have you been to her blog?  I hadn’t until today, and Good Golly that girl is talented.  Just check out her home tour.  I can only DREAM of being that organized. And she has 3 boys!  How in the world does she do it?

Well, my creative juices are flowing, and I cannot wait to get started on Cyndi’s laundry room.

I hope to be sharing more soon!

Do you following me on FACEBOOK? 

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We’ve been airing our “dirty laundry” over there. {hee.hee.}  Come join us.

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Comments

  1. These are such beautiful spaces. Does anybody else ever show photos like these to their husbands and recieve blank “why on earth would we spend money on a laundry room” look? Do you think a posh laundry room adds much to a home’s resale value? If there is a woman in the house, then YES, I would think it would make a big impact on the buyer’s emotional attachment to the house.

    Other than that, my only peeve about some of those pictures is that it really seems like some of those drying racks are too low (too close to the countertops) to actually hang a shirt from properly. Make sure you hang the rods high enough!

    Centsational Girl made her own retractable drying racks, didn’t she?? yep, found it: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/07/diy-laundry-room-drying-rack/

    Have fun with this makeover! I’m living vicariously!

  2. Sigh. Lovely laundry! Can’t wait to get cracking on mine.

  3. Love these laundry rooms and pinned two of them! Perfection! You had me at that silver backsplash on the decor pad feature. Absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing,

    blessings,
    karianne

  4. I had storage under my washer and dryer and loved it. I bought it with the washer and dryer initially. Then they both died on the same day and replaced them with a top loader. I will never ever go back to a front loader again. Top loader is so much better and isn’t so industrial looking. I do miss the storage though underneath.

  5. I actually really like the one that you do. It is absolutely beautiful! As far as using the ‘under the machine’ storage, we have them and they’re okay. Not much storage offered, but enough to put away ugly bottles, extra garbage bags, etc.

    They tend to raise the machines to a nice level, so there’s not much bending, but raising them tends to take away the ‘table-like’ space that the machine tops offer for folding, etc. I’m a little on the taller side, so it works for me, but if there’s no other folding space in the room, it’s something to take into consideration.

    I’m excited for you guys and can’t wait to see how it goes!! :O)

  6. Love these laundry rooms! Great ideas to start thinking about finishing my own laundry room. :) Look forward to seeing your sister’s laundry room makeover for ideas as well.

    Blessings,
    Kris

  7. I know that the laundry room from Darby was done by her sister Eric from Urban Grace Interiors. I found this link on Decor Pad:
    http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=85768&currentPage=0&index=3&relatedPhotoId=

  8. Oh, to have a laundry room…. However, with a leaky washing machine the basement floor is best:)

    My aunt has a laundry closet in her bathroom with a hanging rod above it which could be used for drying clothes on hangers. But the neat thing I saw her use it for was putting used towels and washcloths on hangers after use by guests until wash time. No piles of wet linens.

  9. Loving the before & after at Blissfully Ever After & I also LOVE that colorful rug in the last one!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Cyndi’s laundry room!!

  10. omg these are gorgeous laundry rooms! certainly got some inspiration here – thank you Traci!

  11. Love the inspiration, although I’m disappointed you didn’t feature my space (ha!). That Jen from IHeartOrganizing is insane, isn’t she? She’s got great printables, too.

  12. Hi! Ballard Design has two sizes of the drying rack you like. Check it out.

  13. Oh how I dream of a laundry room like one of these one day….! I might even enjoy doing laundry! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  14. NO WAY! What an honor to be mentioned amongst so many other absolutely LOVELY laundry rooms! I am blushing and grateful! Thank you!

    xoxo,
    Jen

  15. Valerie says:

    Source for drying rack Madison Wall-Mounted Laundry Drying Rack

  16. Connie (Grandma C) says:

    Martha Stewart makes drying racks like those and they are sold thru Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202655482&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&cpncode=26-111505918-2&srccode=cii_16776730&cm_mmc=shopping-_-pronto-_-23-_-202655482
    There are several different models at various prices (tho’ it’d be easy to make with some dowels and some scrap lumber painted in a nice smooth glossy paint ;-) She also sold on her site some years ago a great rack that lowered on a pulley from the ceiling. I don’t see it there now but I will keep looking.
    Here’s a modern version of a classic design laundry lift
    http://laundrylift.com/product_info.php?products_id=222&osCsid=e9ea53580a62a7c29676c657c4678819
    But this is my all time favorite :
    http://www.castinstyle.co.uk/product.php/285/302/clothes_airer

    You see these all the time in Britain – if you seach for clothes airer you will get more stylish items than if you look for laundry drying rack.

  17. Connie (Grandma C) says:

    Sorry for posting twice but here’s a tutorial on Martha’s site with very similar racks to the ones shown in the room above:

    http://www.marthastewart.com/272945/make-a-foldout-drying-rack

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