February 13, 2021
Is it okay to be this happy in a laundry room?! I have gotten a TON of questions about our laundry area and I am so excited for to give you a tour of this beautiful, functional space. It varies a teeeeensy bit from the rest of our house in that it has some different flooring choices and features, but the overall goal was the same: make. it. work. I wanted our laundry room to be a place I genuinely enjoy being in and I had a lot of fun designing it–though most of the actual organizational prowess is thanks in large part to California Closets!
California Closets honestly delivered again (see my office home tour here for just another look into their amazing work!!) and gave me some key aspects in this area that went the extra mile to make me love this space. I really wanted high countertops in my laundry room to make folding clothes more tolerable and avoid all the bending. We also do a LOT of baby sink baths in here, so I got a giant industrial farmhouse sink from R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing that makes both bath time and laundry time easy and efficient. Since our house is a long ranch-style, I knew carrying laundry from one end to the other would drive me bonkers so I planned to get these fantastic industrial-style rolling bins from Steele Canvas. They not only hold all of our laundry moving from one end of the house to the other, but Boone and Piper have been known to hitch a ride on freshly-laundered towels from Brooklinen in one of these bad boys every once in awhile. California Closets offers such a custom experience that they measured the exact bins I wanted and created the countertops to perfectly fit these specific bins… if that doesn’t warm this uber organized mama’s heart, nothing else will.
We went with a quartz countertop in “Jasmine White” from Dal Tile in Raleigh because quartz can withstand a lot of wear and tear and our super cool, rustic flooring is from Triangle Tile and Stone that I absolutely LOVE. I kept the room neutral (surprise, surprise) so it feels bright, airy and clean!!
I’m also still bonkers for baskets (like, all of them) and utilize them a lot in the laundry room–(like THESE ones from Target!) it’s the best way to keep things both accessible and attractive, and gives me a lot of opportunities to switch things up if I ever needed or wanted to. Most of my decor is from Target, Kirklands or online, here are some of my favorites:
Just like the raised countertops, I also wanted my washer/dryer to be raised-up so I opted for the pedestals underneath (you order them from the same company as your washer/dryer) so it’s easy to switch laundry over and avoids all the bending, plus it gives you extra drawers to keep your detergent etc. I am a PLANNER when it comes to home design, and these little details make such a big difference in a homebuild.
This window might be my favorite: a laundry room can become a lint-filled dungeon reallll quick, and having a Pella window in this room prevents that from happening. The natural light makes this area feel so much warmer!
I couldn’t NOT have shiplap in this room, so it went behind the counters along the wall for a nice contrast on accents. Metrie has the shiplap game on lock! And like always, the entire room is painted in “Alabaster” by Sherwin Williams.
Even though doing the laundry is one of my LEAST favorite chores, I still look forward to coming to this room!! I wouldn’t be the smiley, crazy-obsessed-with-her-counter-height lady pictured above without California Closets, and all the other vendors listed below!! Let me know in the comments what you liked, and what home tour you’d love to see next!!
See you back here soon!
California Closets: Laundry room daesign
Clifton Hicks: Contractor
Sherwin Williams: Paint
Triangle Tile & Stone: Floor Tile
Rick Jacobs: Dornbracht faucet and Industrial Sin,
Steele Canvas: Rolling laundry bins
A HUGE shoutout to Brynn Gross Photography for her amazing work on?these photos?!!
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