Top 10 Designs of 2014 - Bare Basement to Luxurious Laundry

A laundry room's main function may be completely utilitarian, but that doesn't mean the space should lack style. This stunning design shows a perfect blend of purpose and panache.

CLIENT

Tell us a little bit about your client and her design needs. My client was a stay-at-home mom with two older kids. She wanted to turn her basement into a well-appointed laundry space.

What was her home like? The client’s home was very traditional. However, after I designed the laundry room, she discovered that she loved a very modern and sleek aesthetic.

What are some of the key features of the design you created? I wanted the space to be chic but also very functional. I worked with a contractor to discuss my ideas for hiding all of the plumbing behind walls with doors to achieve an overall streamlined look. I also incorporated four tilt-out hampers, a gift wrap drawer and a pull-out ironing board.

This was a complicated project, but working closely with my client’s interior designer and contractor made everything go smoothly. In the end, my client loved everything, and it all looked and operated beautifully!

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MATERIALS

What materials were used in the design? I used Lago Milano Grey with Tesoro Pietra countertops. All of the doors and drawers are 5-piece Shaker in Milano Grey. The client sourced her own hardware from Ashley Norton.

How was the palette decided? My client wanted a clean, modern-looking palette — she lives close to Manhattan and was influenced by the city’s urban life. She was also drawn to grey hues, which was why we decided on Milano Grey.

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