Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Clean Machine

I love whats happening to laundry rooms. No longer dank and in a cold basement (well mine is) they are actually being well thought out spaces. Smaller machines for smaller spaces too. Where would your perfect spot be for your machine? Near the bedrooms seems logical to me, I'm seeing them mounted under kitchen cabs too.

14 comments:

suburban mom said...

Ooh, in our old house, our washer and dryer were down about 20 steps (outside) and in a small room off of the garage. It was horrid. I remember being pregnant and having to carry the laundry back and forth when it was raining out!! Now, it is inside and better, but still not in a nice, functional room. I would like it near the bedrooms, with a good big counter to fold on and a TV to keep me entertained while I did it :)

Anonymous said...

I actually would prefer to have our laundry room in the garage, so it wouldn't take up valuable real estate in our smallish home. But we do have a very small laundry room off the kitchen, on the way to the garage. Just barely big enough to get in a washer and dryer. My husband put up a cabinet over them so I could have a place for laundry supplies. Everything, the wall, the appliances and the cabinets are all white and it's actually a pleasant little room now.

Nan said...

Ours is between a hallway and the garage and has a half bath in it. That is handy because my husband doesn't have to track dirt through the house. It is near the master bedroom so convenient for most laundry.
Nan

Lady N said...

I love the evolution of the laundry room! You are righ - no longer dreary, they actually look comfy and welcoming now. If I had the space, the perfect laundry room for me would be attached to the master bathroom.

J Lee said...

i can go on forever about laundry rooms, mainly because i live in one with the amount of laundry i do! but one thing i must have in my new house is a room dedicated just for laundry/clothes and crafts!!!! so very important. i love these images.

jenn~

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Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hello, haven't visited in awhile and was just reminded of your blog! I have a huge house, but I much prefer small houses. One thing I have always wanted was a laundry room. A real one, but most of mine have been the dark scary mouse infested basement kinds!

Someday!

I must not have added you to my blogroll, thus forgetting to come by. So, I'm adding you. Love your pictures.

Anonymous said...

i lived in the UK for two years and they all keep their washing machines and dryers (if they have dryers, they tend to use drying racks--i'm not sure why, perhaps to save room? be ecological?) in the kitchen. which totally makes sense, because that's where water supply is and that's where tasks in the home are done. i thought it was brilliant!

Mom2fur said...

I just want a machine that works. Well, my machine works...but we live at the bottom of two hills and it tends to overflow if the dry well gets too full.
Anyhoo...I know someone with a washer and dryer in their upstairs. Makes sense, doesn't it, since that's where you get undressed?
I painted my laundry room purple, btw--although it's still 'just a laundry room.'

Renee :) said...

Well,I've seen some new houses have them in closets inside the main bathrooms which isn't really a bad idea since you obvioulsy keep your dirty clothes in their anyways,so I guess that would be a great place,although I would love a small little room with cabinets to store my detergent,etc. & a counter top for folding clothes on. :) Renee

Arch at Rang said...

This is so cool. I always think about making laundry rooms more functional as well as aesthetically pleasing....I love it!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I like mine a lot just where they are. Our house is all one level. Our laundry room is a door right beside the fridge that holds shelving and a washer and dryer as well as a place to put shoes. It is basically a mud room because it has a door to the garage.

claudia & keith said...

does anyone know what the metal box thing is that is holding the towels in the bottom pic? Or any ideas as to where i can find one? If you could source the photo then I'll try to contact whoever.

thanks so much.

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