Sunday, November 21, 2010

Laundry Room Inspiration

Been looking around.....  and found some fabulous laundry rooms!!


Been looking a lot actually.... and it would seem that there are several things I keep returning to....
  • Front loading appliances
  • White cabinets
  • A vintage laundry sign of some variety
  • Black & White photos and/or kitchsy laundry-esque art, including a fun clock like #1 above
  • A counter (totally on the dream list falling in the category of someday... way down the line! Would be amazing to have a counter like #14.... it's an ironing board counter!!)
And yesterday we went looking at tile for the floor.  It wasn't too hard for us to agree that we both liked natural stone.  I went in wanting a versallies pattern, but came out wanting a venetian pattern.  Mostly because of the scale for the room.  The versallies pattern's biggest tile is 16" x 24" and in a room that is roughly 8' x 7' with a 5' x 2' cutout area for cabinets, it would be too big for the room.  sigh. 

But the venetian pattern is perfect for that scale of room.  Here's a photo of what the pattern looks like:
Image via here.

It's a 12" x 12" tile, the smaller sizes are the same tile cut in half or quarters.  We really liked it in dusk travertine.  It was tumbled.  And gorgeous.  Much like the photo above.  And $14-20 a square foot.  Now, if we lived in a custom house or in a different area and we were in our forever house?  We would totally do that option.  But we do not and we do not want to overbuild for our neighborhood or overspend for our unplanned laundry room renovation.

We loved the tumbled, hand polished look, but have decided not to go that route this time.... it makes it more expensive!

So instead we will be getting:
A natural stone...
Darker in color...
With natural veining and/or some interesting details. 
We have settled on a choice... I think. :) I'll be back to share a peek at it soon.  (And it doesn't cost $14.95 a square foot either!!)

I also really liked these blog posts I found as I searched for ideas.... go check them out too:
Got an inspiring laundry room you think I should see?! I'm still on the hunt... :)

6 comments:

  1. That is the hardest part...I want it all ... all the time! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. It's a big project and will sure be nice when it's done. FYI: As for front loading washers, I know they're the in thing these days, but everyone I know that has them has funny smelling clothes. It's super gross. The washer doesn't dry out and mold grows in the seals, therefore making clothes smell icky...not fresh. Make sure you read some reviews of people wjo have had them for awhile.

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  3. I have seen some fabulous laundry rooms on some blogs too. These are good inspirations :)

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  4. This is going to be amazing. Can't wait to see it come together. I'm really hoping to get a countertop in our next laundry area. But, it's in the basement, which I'm a little crestfallen about.

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  5. i can't wait to see your finished and cute laundry room. i have a laundry closet, so it is smaller, but i have made it as cute as can be.

    happy new year!

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