I love doing laundry—really!—but the thought of folding clean clothes in Edgewood Hall’s musty basement, where the previous owners kept their washer and dryer, wasn’t appealing. So we carved out a sliver of space from the second-floor addition for a laundry room that also serves as a place to corral cleaning and pet supplies.
Old-school touches—flooring by Morocco Tiles, splatterware-inspired wallpaper, 1950s-style café curtains (very June Cleaver), and a basket-weave ceiling light—help the room blend in with the original parts of the house, while the farmhouse sink and spray faucet make bathing our Pekes a breeze. In the muggy summer weather, they love lounging on the cool tile floor and keeping me company.
Six Genius Details
A drying rack (by Fritz Carpentry & Contracting) can be raised and lowered via pulley to save space.
A spray faucet makes it easier to wash the dogs in the sink.
Chic cleaning tools (like dusters and brushes from the Laundress) can be displayed in plain sight.
Café curtains add privacy while still letting in plenty of light.
Folding clothes is a breeze on the deep countertop above the washer and dryer.
Colorful tiles and a floor drain keep any overflow from ruining the ceiling below.
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