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Monday, March 8, 2010

Laundry Rooms

I have a laundry room. Well, it is so small I am not sure it qualifies as a room. Maybe more like a walk-in closet. I refer to it as the PIT. It is deep enough to fit a washer and dryer in with about 3 ft of walking space in front of the appliances.  Now that I think of it , I think it must be almost a square.( note to self, measure laundry PIT).  One thing I do love about my laundry room is the big full wall closet.  I know it was meant to put linens in it, but I use it for all of my accessories that I change out for the seasons.  Some might call it my staging closet.  Yes, that is what I shall call it, that sounds so much more professional than the closet where I throw put all my little pretties. Back to the PIT.  It is truly just a utility room of sorts.  Hubby said that this Spring we can do something about it, Yeah!!!  I have collected pictures for inspiration over the years and some more recent finds.  Like my friend Terri's.  It is a laundry closet and it is to die for. A visit to Terri's house really made me want to get going on mine. Here are some of the rooms that are inspiring me now..............
Mine is not nearly this big but I love the cupboards and the open shelving . I like easy access to my detergent without having to open a cupboard. Check out the floor, love this idea!!

In this picture I really like the use of the baskets and the hanging rod for clothing. I think it is nice to hang blouses and shirts immediately after they come out of the dryer. (I really don't like to iron!!)

Love it all!! The back splash looks like an old diner and I like the see through cabinets.  I think Ikea carries something like this. Notice how they chose a steel blue washer and dryer to go in this room. Check out the big cannisters holding laundry detergent, pretty cool!!

A nice small area that has been made totally functional.  I like the bead board backsplash and here is another hanging area. Cute containers for the detergent.

This small area is full of ideas.  I love the hampers and this is perfect the way I do laundry.  I use baskets now to sort the clothes so this would be perfect.  I also like the pull out drying rack. This would be really suitable for my small space.

Here is Terri's laundry room.  Can you believe how much style this room has? Just like it's owner, full of style ! If you want to see more of this room go here.

I like the crisp white walls with the black and white check floors.

This is the perfect laundy room. Can you imagine having multiple appliances. Boy, would that have been handy when my children were babies. Back then I was always under a mountain of laundry. In this picture I love all the special containers for laundry essentials. The fun wire basket is a nice touch. I also like the glass cupboards with the frosted glass. I really am starting to see my room in my minds-eye.

This room has really shown a good use of space . I like the hanging bar and they used a closet organizer to put their rags and the drawers would be great for light bulbs, cords etc.. This really shows how to organize a room. The color is a bit bright for me ,but it is really cheerful.

I love the freshnes of this laundry room. I reallllllly love this rug.

Here are the glass cupboards again. OK that settles it. The glass cupboards are my design spring board. I will be designing everything around these cupboards. I also like the stainless steel counter.

I love the use of the farmhouse sink sitting on an older piece of furniture. Check out the wall mounted faucet. I also love the open shelving and the hanging rod. Another lucky home owner with multiple appliances. The floor is really nice. Hubby said he would like a tile floor so I need to keep that in mind also.
Which one of these laundry rooms was your favorite?
Mine was the large one with the picnic table for a folding table in picture #8. This is not possible in my small 6'5" by 5'10" room.( I just measured it) A girl can dream!!

" Enjoy the Process"  Of: Planning a room re-do in your home!!