Mood Board Monday #14: A Traditional Take on Laundry

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Why is it that the rooms we spend the most time in look the least desirable? So often I see laundry areas set up in a dingy, dark basement – just washer and a dryer hidden from guests eyes. That, or the laundry space is shoved into a small corner, hidden behind closet doors. Shouldn’t the laundry area be a welcoming space – considering the time we spend in it? Why hide it behind doors?

Sure, sometimes there just simply isn’t enough free space in your home for a glorified laundry room but even if you do have a basement laundry area, or a small space for it, it’s still quite simple to turn it into a good looking laundry station. Not only will a done up laundry room raise the value of your home, it will keep you happy – think of all the time you spend washing, drying, and folding laundry – wouldn’t these chores be much more tolerable if you had a beautiful and well organized space to do it in?

The laundry area shown in today’s mood board isn’t a huge space, but it’s rich in cabinet space – perfect for hidden detergent bottles and the classic pile of single socks (where does the other one go anyway?!). It’s just big enough to accommodate a makeshift fireclay laundry sink. Typically, when I think of laundry sinks, I think of freestanding stainless steel options, but designs today are becoming more luxurious and using front apron options, fireclay sinks, and even copper sinks. Not sure which one is for you? Check out our article on laundry sink options here.

If you think about it, fireclay sinks are a great fixture to have in a mudroom or laundry room where your sink is bound to be involved in some dirty work. Whitehaus fireclay is proven to be durable, resistant to extreme cold and hot temperatures, stain-free, chip, and scratch resilient from the hardships of daily chores. These sinks are easy to clean and will maintain their polished finish for its lifetime, they also are available with a sink grid to protect even further from scratches.

The space today is relaxing with it’s rich neutrals and perfect window placement – if my laundry room looked like this, I might actually want to do chores. Maybe.


Get the look with Whitehaus:

  • Vintage III single lever faucet WHKTSL3-2200 in brushed nickel with traditional swivel spout and solid brass side spray
  • Farmhaus Fireclay Duet Series reversible single bowl sink WH3018 in white with a smooth front apron, and finished on all sides, allowing various ways of installation – for a larger option, check out the WH3618 or the Duet Series double bowl WH3719
  • 3 1/2″ basket strainer RNW35L in brushed nickel for deep fireclay applications
  • Cabinetry hardware decorative ‘button’ designed knob made of solid brass WH4 in a satin chrome finish for the upper and lower cabinets

The base image’s source was photographed by Chigago, IL based Cynthia Lynn Photography and found through here.

Do you have a stylish laundry room? Send us a picture!

Did you miss any of our past mood boards? Catch up here! Want to organize your laundry space? Check out our PINspiring ideas here!

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