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Designing a Hard Working Laundry Room

Laundry is far from my favorite chore, but when I have an organized, functional, and pretty place to do it, it’s much more bearable. The laundry room is a great place to design for maximum efficiency and have a little fun with aesthetics while you’re at it! We’re sharing 4 real life laundry room examples from our past projects to show you what to consider when designing a laundry room that looks great and functions with ease.

1. Modern Mountain House Laundry Room:

Image by Ashley Avila, Interior Design by Refresh Design, Architecture by 42 North, Built by Epique Homes

In the laundry room above we used bamboo countertops, quartz countertops and painted oak cabinetry to bring in the homeowner’s style. We added a sculptural, modern light fixture for function and personality. Another must in all of the laundry rooms we design- the utility sink. But just because it’s utility doesn’t mean it can’t look great too! And if you have a view like this- your laundry room needs big windows!

2. Windsong Laundry Room:

Image by Jonathan Thrasher, Interior Design by Refresh Design, Built by Epique Homes

Want to maximize space? STACK YOUR WASHER + DRYER! That frees up other areas for a sink, folding or hanging space, shelving- whatever you need most. And a good thing to remember- if you’re working within limited space and want to make the most of every inch, use your vertical space (look up)! This laundry room shown above has a laundry chute hidden in the cabinet on the right of the washer/dryer, as well as space underneath the counter for rolling laundry bins.

3. Burwood Hills Laundry Room:

Interior Design by Refresh Design, Architecture by 42 North, Built by Epique Homes
Interior Design by Refresh Design, Architecture by 42 North, Built by Epique Homes

The Burwood laundry room has great natural light by incorporating a large window, and lots of cabinet storage space (great for things like bulk storage- such as those costco runs for TP, paper towels and laundry detergent!). We often add tall cabinets to laundry areas to store cleaning supplies, brooms, etc. This is a great spot to add an outlet if you have a device that needs charging such as a hand held vacuum. This laundry room also has wall mounted pull-out drying racks to hang those air-dry clothes.

4. Black Creek Laundry Room:

Image by Jonathan Thrasher, Interior Design by Refresh Design, Built by Epique Homes

Have fun with color! This is especially important if you spend a lot of time in your laundry room- surrounding yourself with colors you love is an instant mood booster. Love the look of wood counters but need something more practical? Try using laminate countertops- formica brand is one of our faves- you’ll save in countertop cost, have the look of wood but the durability of a laminate countertop. The one shown here is “planked urban oak” in a matte texture.

Interior Design by Refresh Design, Built by Epique Homes

No matter what your style might be, you can add it in even the most hardworking rooms in your home. When you design your laundry space to function well and look gorgeous, you might even look forward to doing laundry. Haha, Okay, you probably still won’t- but you WILL love being in your organized, beautiful laundry room space and you’ll love having everything you need to get the job done!

Happy Washing Day!

XO- Amy

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