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Laundry Rooms 28 Ideabooks

Laundry rooms these days are migrating upstairs from basements, where they've traditionally sat in most homes. Sometimes these rooms are little more than two appliances and a slop sink in an unfinished space. While this is a step up from rubbing the clothes on a rock at river's edge, most people are looking for a better...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Laundry Room Touches Anyone Can Do
Nowhere is the difference between high-end new construction/remodeling and existing homes more clear than in laundry rooms. These once simply utilitarian spaces have become large, decorated rooms that incorporate drying racks, clothing sorters, built-in...
Room of the Day: A Laundry So Cheery, Wash Day Is Wonderful
Who designs an entire house around a laundry room? Michael Imber, that’s who. When the San Antonio, Texas, architect was hired to design Southern...
Hate Hauling Laundry? Give Dirty Clothes the Chute
If my pocketbook allowed, I’d pay good money to have my laundry done. All the time. Laundry is among my top five hated chores, a close second to grocery shopping. But some things make it more tolerable. Having...
Water Sense for Big Savings
Who can forget that classic water-saving tip, “Save water; shower with a friend”? While there may not be many more enjoyable ways to save water, new technologies and products have enabled a whole universe of options for how homeowners can save...
Luxury of Space: Designing a Dream Laundry Room
Few of us like to do laundry, and an ineffective space can make it worse. These aren't rooms we prioritize spending time in and money on, but making design decisions that emphasize comfort and practicality can make laundry less of a chore. Instead of...
Double-Duty Savvy: 10 Supersmart Laundry Room Combos
If you have a typical corporate job these days, chances are that you're doing the work three folks used to do, which means multitasking is your most vital skill. Business owners and full-time parents: You wear five different hats at any given moment....
8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry Room
We spend countless hours in our laundry rooms, scrubbing out stains, pressing our best and even washing the dog. Shouldn't we make this space as functional and pleasant as possible? Laundry rooms have come a long way from the barren basement...
Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room
I’ve written before about laundry room envy, but laundry rooms that pull double duty as office spaces, potting areas, wrapping stations and more take it...
Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Laundry Room Photos of 2012
It's almost impossible to make washing clothes fun, but having a well-organized and beautifully designed laundry room can certainly help. This year Houzz readers saved photos of laundry rooms that used less space without diluting style. Smart layouts...
8 Tips for Cleaner, Greener Laundry
Whether your goal is to cut down on energy bills or keep toxins out of your home, small changes in your laundering routine can add up to big savings — both for the environment and your budget. Of course, you could buy a new energy-efficient washer (see...
Make a Clean Break With Laundry Chaos
I always feel the tiniest bit wistful when I look at photos of gorgeous laundry rooms on Houzz. Like many homes of its era, my late-'60s split level has no dedicated laundry area — our washer and...
9 Sweet Ideas for an English Cottage Laundry Room
Doing the laundry isn't always the most exciting chore. But since we all need to spend time doing it, it's worth it to make your laundry area a pretty place to be in. English cottage–style laundry rooms are full of the vintage touches, casual organizational...
14 Ways to Lighten Your Summertime Laundry Load
The last thing you probably want to do in the midst of summer is spend a lot of time cleaning. But with all of those beach days, pool parties and picnics, the house can quickly be overrun with sand and damp towels. Find out how to set up...
Renovation Detail: The Kitchen Laundry Room
After purchasing our home from an elderly couple who had moved the laundry area from the basement into the kitchen, I was unsure how I would feel about washing my unmentionables and sautéing veggies in the same space. But after 14 months in our home...
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