We've decided to start a much needed project here at Chateau À Gogo.......the Laundry Room. Currently the laundry room is a closet. That's right, a closet with a stackable front load washer and dryer on one side and shelving on the other. I could go on living like this but there is one issue I just can't stand any longer. The FRONT LOAD WASHER!! I will never, ever own another one again. I know they look super cool and make designing a nice laundry room so much easier but I don't care. I have owned two now and hated both. They stink, they make your clothes stink and eventually make your room stink. I have tried every remedy in the book and every product on the market to clean the machine but in the end, it just stinks. The fact that they make products to clean a washing machine should tell you something. Anyway, time to move on and shift gears to the new laundry room. It will be located in what we call the mud room which is about a 12x8 space.
Here are a few pics (everything you see will be removed: cabinets, carpet, etc....):
To start the project off and really get my thoughts together, I put together my first Olioboard. Yes, I'm sure I'm very late to the party on using this tool but whatevs better late than never. I want my laundry room to be fun and over the top. After all, it's just the laundry room so it's not like I have to sleep in it or sit and watch TV in it. When I walk in the room, I want to immediately feel happy and not dread the task at hand. I'm combining ideas around several spaces I love and keeping the future kitchen plan in mind by using the same cabinet inspiration for both rooms.
Cabinets: High Gloss Lacquer White with Brass Campaign Hardware including brass kick plates(inspiration: Sasha Seymour kitchen featured in House and Home)
Countertop: White Carrera Marble
Wallpaper: Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon in Aquamarine (just one wall)
Paint: Electric Orange High Gloss with Lacquer glaze on top (inspiration: Victoria Webster's dining room in House and Home); I really don't have a lot of wall space to cover so even though this color is intense, I think it will work
Flooring: White Gloss Penny Rounds with light grey grout
Backsplash: White Subway Tile
Let me know what you think. Would you want to do laundry in this room?