Home Tour: Our Laundry Room

It’s been six months since we moved into our new house and I’m lastly getting round to sharing extra centered house content material with you guys. This has been, for sure, the content material I’ve obtained probably the most requests to see on this weblog ever since I shared the information that we had been building a home practically two years in the past.

We poured a lot time, effort and love into constructing our house over the previous few years and though I’m not even near an inside designer or an knowledgeable within the “house” area, it’s one thing that introduced me a whole lot of pleasure. Whereas it feels out of my wheelhouse and luxury zone to share this sort of content material on my weblog, since fairly just a few of you appear concerned about a non-interior designer’s house tour, I figured why not!? And if it doesn’t curiosity you, please skip over this put up!

We nonetheless don’t have each room in our house full and I believe we’ve hung all of three photos on our partitions so this can be the slowest house tour in all of the land. However since I’m not precisely a “Sort A” particular person or a perfectionist in my actual life, “adequate” is nice sufficient for me for this house tour. We’ll nonetheless be altering some issues, hanging some issues, including some issues and swapping out some issues however isn’t each house a endless work in progress anyway?

With all of that being stated, it’s time to dive into the primary room of our house tour: Our laundry room!

Our Laundry Room

This may increasingly appear to be an odd place to start however it’s certainly one of my absolute favourite rooms in our home and it’s additionally the room that was just about executed as soon as the wallpaper went up after we moved in.

Our laundry room in our previous house was kind of a laundry closet so Ryan and I had been particularly grateful to have the ability to put extra thought into “secondary areas” in our new house. We put a whole lot of time into designing our pantry, mudroom and laundry room as a result of they had been three issues we didn’t have earlier than that we thought would assist our total house group with three boys within the combine.

Total, I needed our laundry room to really feel like an escape. As a mother of three boys, I used to be additionally a bit of over designing impartial or semi-masculine areas so I made the laundry room one of many extra female areas in our house. My hope was for our laundry room to have numerous pure mild and floral components and in addition be useful for our household. Three of our relations loving nothing greater than enjoying outdoors within the filth and dust which implies we do a whole lot of laundry in our home. Having a spot the place we will type and fold our laundry that wasn’t our kitchen desk was additionally excessive on my want checklist.

laundry room quartz countertops floral wallpaper

Our counter tops are a easy white quartz which is sturdy, brilliant and simply wipes clear.

One of many extra “additional” issues we did in our laundry room was add in a canine tub.

Pinterest impressed this concept as a result of we’re a dog-loving household and knew we’d not solely use a canine tub to scrub our canine but additionally would use the area for soaking, cleansing and stain-treating bigger laundry gadgets like comforters, sofa slipcovers, sneakers, blankets and extra.

And whereas we’re on the subject of dog-friendly laundry room areas, one other factor we added into our laundry room cabinetry was a pull-out pet food bin. I majorly geek out over stuff like this so I needed to spotlight this, too!

Our cupboards are painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, a colour I cherished much more in particular person than once I noticed the paint samples. It’s truthfully a colour I want I might’ve utilized in extra locations as a result of it’s so attractive and impartial with out being too white, too grey, too inexperienced or too beige.

I additionally opted to combine and match {hardware} colours and paired a brushed nickel faucet and canine wash bathe with polished brass cupboard pulls and latches and  for a bit of selection.

(Our precise faucet is discontinued however this one is almost an identical.) 

One factor I didn’t anticipate by means of the homebuilding course of was what number of choices go into deciding on tile. Phew! Tile is one space that harassed me out lots as a result of I’ve zero expertise on this space and didn’t notice you aren’t simply selecting out a single tile if you design a laundry room or lavatory however you’re additionally selecting grout colour, caulk colour, trim tile colour, ground tile, tub/bathe ground tile, wall tile, and so forth. There was a undoubtedly studying curve for me on this space!

(That wood step stool was my grandma Mimi’s and I like it a lot.) 

For our laundry room, I cherished the look of  checkerboard tile on the ground or terrazzo ground tile however these had been two design choices Ryan couldn’t get behind. He by no means flat out stated no and trusted me to make 99 p.c of our inside house choices which was great however I might additionally inform he wasn’t feeling these tile concepts for the laundry room. Since he not often had a detrimental opinion in regards to the picks I used to be contemplating, I figured I ought to pivot on this one a bit and ended up going with a slate grey hexagon tile that had a bit of veining in it for some curiosity.

I ended up loving the distinction of a deeper colour ground tile with the lighter cupboards and wallpaper and our laundry room flooring is certainly one of my favorites in our house!

One other factor I like in our laundry room that’s relatively random is that this wall-mounted hanging garment rack I discovered by means of Anthropologie.

I appeared for one thing like this on-line for waaay too lengthy (and even ordered one I returned as a result of the end appeared terrible in particular person) however this hanging bar is each lovely and useful. We use it on a regular basis!

As for our laundry room backsplash, I advised our builder I wasn’t feeling a conventional tile backsplash. In truth, I can not stand a whole lot of grout in a backsplash as a result of, whereas I cherished the replace we did to the backsplash in our former kitchen, I couldn’t stand cleansing a whole lot of grout in a backsplash. We went with a slab backsplash in our new kitchen for this very purpose however in our laundry room, we opted for a plaster-inspired backsplash.

I needed one thing that will add an earthier, barely extra rustic component to this area and love the best way it turned out. Plus, it tones down the partitions reverse the busy, floral wallpaper we chosen for the entire different partitions on this area.

The wallpaper in our laundry room tugged on my heartstrings as a result of it so intently mirrors the wallpaper my grandma Mimi had in her visitor room in her house in Gettysburg. I bear in mind considering this room was so superbly playful and couldn’t wait to make use of one thing comparable in our house. I figured if it was a wallpaper I cherished once I was 12 years previous that I nonetheless love now that I’m 38 years previous, the possibilities are excessive I cannot get sick of it anytime quickly!

Once I noticed this wallpaper on Anthrpologie’s web site, I used to be immediately offered and constructed the colours in our laundry room tile and cupboard picks round it.

Aaand I believe that wraps up the primary room in our house tour! It might be one other six months till I get round sharing one other certainly one of these however hopefully this was no less than semi-interesting for these of you who requested a extra detailed glimpse into our house.

Thanks for coming alongside for the trip!

Laundry Room Picks

Beneath you will discover a fast a abstract of our laundry room picks! If I missed something you’d like me to share extra details about associated to our laundry room, please let me know and I’ll do my finest to reply any questions within the feedback part of this put up.