March 9, 2016:

Kristin Wilson, Southwest Florida Studio Manager

Did you know that the average family spends 8 to ten hours per week on laundry? For some, that’s more time in the laundry room than the bathroom. So why not enjoy this space? Why not have all the nice luxuries that are in the rest of our home, in here?

Build the Laundry Room of Your Dreams

As you can imagine, the most important items in this room are your washer and dryer. Whirlpool has been a brand staple in the appliance industry for a long time. They recently came out with their 6th Sense Technology which allows homeowners to use these appliances via an app. You can even pre-set the washer to run at a certain time on a specific date. How cool is that?!
Source: Whirlpool
Beyond the function of the appliances, storage is key in this space. You can consider extending the style of the rest of your home into your laundry room via the cabinetry. At our Durango Model in Fishhawk Preserve we carried the New Haven Linen “Shaker” style cabinet by Timberlake into the room. The cabinetry allows you to store the unsightly items away and keep the laundry room neat and tidy. We designed open shelving with task lighting above the sink, because who wants to walk out of the door with a spot on your shirt? Lighting is key in this type of space.
Visit FishHawk Preserve, an Ashton Woods community in Tampa, FL.
The next important item is counter space. In this room, we added a solid surface countertop surrounding the washer and dryer. This gives us a working space above to be able to fold clothes. By using a solid surface we do not have to worry about the countertop staining via spilled bleach or bacteria getting in. Beyond function, the color blends well with the room and looks lovely.

Another direction to consider for your laundry room is to NOT make it like the rest of your home design. Think POP of color or something out-of-the-box. Why not make this room funky and fun? Here is an inspirational photo from Houzz. This designer brought in color with the cabinetry and a multi-color glass backsplash.

Source: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs on Houzz
The next important item is counter space. In this room, we added a solid surface countertop surrounding the washer and dryer. This gives us a working space above to be able to fold clothes. By using a solid surface we do not have to worry about the countertop staining via spilled bleach or bacteria getting in. Beyond function, the color blends well with the room and looks lovely.

Another direction to consider for your laundry room is to NOT make it like the rest of your home design. Think POP of color or something out-of-the-box. Why not make this room funky and fun? Here is an inspirational photo from Houzz. This designer brought in color with the cabinetry and a multi-color glass backsplash.

I’m not sure if anyone truly enjoys doing laundry, but these special touches could provide a space to make the task just a little more pleasurable. When building your new home I challenge you to add a little sparkle to what once was considered an ordinary room.
Header image: Visit Reflections at the Bridges, an Ashton Woods community in Phoenix, AZ.
 

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