Laundry Room From DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018

A multi-purpose space with clever storage and organizational ideas, the bright and airy laundry room creates an appealing spot for completing common household chores.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Lovely Laundry Room

With top-notch appliances and lots of natural light, storage and work space, the custom build laundry room makes tackling household chores seem less daunting.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Attractive Area Rug

A neutral area rug with fringe adds a bit of softness and touch of color over the laundry room’s waterproof wood-look tile floor.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Roomy Sink

An under-mount, single-bowl kitchen sink with tall apron and farmhouse style is surrounded by a White Oak butcher block countertop, with a custom cabinet below for closed storage of laundry essentials.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Embracing Nature

A nature-inspired mint wallpaper with blossoms brings the outdoors inside. Shelves above offer space for cannisters for laundry essentials, with room for decorative accessories like framed prints and potted succulents that reinforce the nature theme.
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Hand Wash Delicates

The white, under-mount sink crafted from enameled cast iron offers an easy way to hand wash delicate laundry. The window above brings in fresh air and natural light, with bamboo shades that help diffuse the level of light in the room.
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Fine Faucet

The sink’s deck-mount bridge kitchen faucet with a gooseneck swing spout has a rich oil-rubbed bronze finish and classic style. A separate side spray pulls down into the sink for various laundry tasks.
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Easy-Access Storage

The laundry room includes storage below the countertop, with open shelves for pull-out baskets for smaller items and heavy-duty laundry hampers on wheels that easily move in and out from under the laundry room counter.
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Sturdy and Mobile

The heavy-duty canvas cotton rolling hampers with steel wire frame construction make it easy to transport clean and dirty clothes to and from the laundry room from other spaces in the home.
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Hang It Up

Hooks under the upper shelves offer hanging storage for vintage hand brooms and wood hangers. A table top fan offers a cool breeze on warm days, with a faux deer head on the wall above for a touch of whimsy. A pink sign board, enamel plant pot with greenery and more on the shelf above add decoration and visual interest.
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Wash and Dry

The laundry room has a high-efficiency, front-load washer for doing more laundry in fewer loads, with nine wash programs including cotton/normal, delicate clothes and heavy duty. The white extra-large capacity stackable electric dryer has five temperature settings and eight cycles that offer a number of drying options.
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Handy Drying Rack

The laundry room’s ceiling-mounted, drying rack makes it easy to air-dry clothes. “My mother was British, and they’re all over Europe,” says designer Elizabeth Demos. “It’s called a Sheila and it’s on a pulley system.”
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Disappearing Door

This view into the laundry room from the hallway shows the pocket door with black lock that offers privacy without compromising space, making it easy to close the room off when desired.
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Waterproof Floor

The laundry room’s tile floor features salt-stained gray hues and an intricate surface texture and design that offer the authentic look of weathered planks.
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Great Use of Space

An integrated craft area with desk and a cool vintage chalkboard on the wall that was repainted makes it easy to keep track of daily schedules, pay bills, wrap gifts or work on projects while laundry is being done.
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Work Zone

The crafts area includes a White Oak wood top with lots of user-friendly drawers for organizing supplies, a desk lamp with rust-colored shade and a cheery yellow office chair. A DIY framed print of the USA decorates the adjacent wall. A gold paint used for the wall behind makes the crafts area helps define the space from the rest of the laundry room.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Everything Within Reach

Two custom shelves above the desk offers space for storage boxes, decorative accessories and files, while a dry erase calendar and cork board make it easy to keep track of activities and daily schedules in this multi-functional laundry room with a nice sense of style.
From: Elizabeth Demos