We haven't progressed much on the plans for the basement reno lately. But that's kind of how things happen around here... draw up lots of sketches, wait for more inspiration to strike, let the ideas stew in our brains until we feel like we've found "it", the perfect design solution.
I've been thinking about the laundry room. Why is the laundry room often one of the most neglected rooms in the house? At worst, you have washing machines sitting on a concrete floor in your unfinished basement, with a bare hanging lightbulb buzzing overhead. At best, you have a clean, simple, finished room.
Clean and simple is what I'm hoping for, something like these inspiration photos:
This laundry room resides in The House That A-M Built. She just sold this house (and had I lived in Brisbane and had an extra $700K in my pocket, I would have scooped it up myself). I love the mix of open storage, and closed cabinetry with frosted doors. White always looks right in a laundry space. The glass door is a nice touch, to bring in even more light.
I've had this photo from Canadian House & Home in my inspiration folder for a long time. There's just the right amount of spring colour. A rug underfoot is a good idea too.
Yummm, beadboard! I love the vintage feel of this room. The drying racks and cabinet trim add some style to what is typically a spare functional space. The hardwood floor looks great too though I would probably opt for something more water resistant.
Another fave from Canadian House & Home. The rod for drying items is a great idea and we'll be doing something similar in our laundry. The industrial farmhouse stainless sink is pretty fab. Right now, we have a deep plastic utility sink and its always getting stained and nicked.
I think this laundry room is practically perfect... lots of counterspace for folding; storage for linens; good lighting, and pretty green glass knobs to boot.
If I had a laundry room as pretty as these, I actually might be motivated to do more loads!