So clearly Laundry Rooms and their corresponding makeovers are favorite topics for many of us. Which makes sense, considering the amount of time we spend in them. I've always had a
So let's get to the goodies, shall we?! Here's the makeover progress...
So far, the floors make the biggest impact...and I'm pretty much obsessed with them! It's a basic matte hex-tile, but I picked-out both black and white, and had them laid in a stripe pattern. A lot of bang for minimal buck! This room is also right next to the Kitchen, so they coordinate well with the graphic backsplash.
I waffled over the grout color, since obviously I had to choose a single color for the entire floor, but in the end, opted for a dark grout since it's such a high-traffic area.
The puny bar sink and miniature faucet that was here before was only good for washing hands. And tiny hands, at that. Now it's a fully-functioning utility sink...great for hosing down mud boots, buckets, and sweet pups.
My contractor just cut a larger hole in the counter top, and plopped in an inexpensive plastic tub sink...then topped it off with an industrial-sized faucet.
Now let's talk about those black beauties...our new Samsung washer and dryer...in their new black stainless steel finish. Nebraska Furniture Mart delivered and installed them, and made sure I was happy with the placement and comfortable using them...even hauling away our old units.
And not a moment too soon, either! I knew the old dryer was on it's last leg, but literally the day before the new appliances arrived, I came home to discover the old dryer had been running for over 12 hours straight!
Seriously, not a sheet, towel, or sock hasn't been washed in the last week! My favorite is the super speed setting...it washes an entire load in 30-minutes. And the dryer even has multi-steam technology that removes wrinkles and odors from clothes!
The tub is so big I have to stand on my tippy-toes to reach the bottom, but that also means I can wash large loads at a time...even duvets, pillows and blankets. And the spin cycle is so effective, the clothes are half-dry when I pull them out! I always thought it was normal for them to still be dripping a little?!
One of the coolest features is this built-in sink with powerful water jet...it's great for pre-treating and spot treatment...then you just lift up the bowl, and the water falls into the tub.
Next on our project list for this room, is to turn this nook into a mini-mudroom (not unlike our last one, but with a few more bells and whistles). And who better to brainstorm ways to make the most efficient use of any space than my darling friend, Jen?!
We chatted-up tons of ideas when she was here visiting, and sketched out a plan that includes tons of storage for shoes, backpacks, musical instruments, trash, dog food, backyard essentials, and even a family command center! Oh, and laundry supplies, too!
I also plan to paint the ceiling a punchy color, and now I think I might paint this lower cabinet black to streamline with the washer and dryer.
We may also need to add a backsplash behind the sink, raise the upper cabinets to make more room for the washer lid, and add more lighting. All of a sudden, it doesn't feel like much progress...so let's just focus on these floors for now! #tileporn
So what do you think of the progress so far? I know these look like black and white pics, and not exactly the Sugarplum color you're used to...but trust me, that will come!
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