If your home doesn’t have an expansive laundry room with all the bells and whistles no need to worry. With a little creativity you can create a space for everything you need. Thanks to the owner’s clever storage ideas and making the most of the space they had available. This lovely home was built in 1938 but is owned by a young couple. We wanted the laundry powder room area to look modern and fresh but still honor the heritage of the home. Check out how this young couple used clever storage ideas for a small stylish laundry room with the help of Hattersley Construction and Cindy Hattersley Design.
The laundry room before was actually larger but not nearly as functional. It was long and narrow and entered directly by the side door. There was a teeny weeny powder bath attached that you could barely turn around in. Unfortunately we failed to take before pictures of the powder bath.
The three small pantry closets were removed and replaced with new cabinets built by Shoreline Woodworks. The couple purchased this clever functional and attractive ladder (on Amazon). It folds flat and leans against the wall. When needed they can reach the high cupboards.
The window was removed and a wall was added allowing the stackable front loading washer and dryer to be tucked into the corner. The walls are painted Benjamin Moore Simply White, the cabinets Pitch Black.
Inexpensive clever storage (from Amazon linked below) saved dollars on built-ins. The couple had the vintage beer box. It never hurts to add something vintage to add character to a more modern space.
Dog food storage (also from Amazon) fits perfectly in drawers to hide unsightly storage containers.
By using inexpensive storage elsewhere the couple was able to save their pennies for a much needed blind storage unit for the corner.
Beau and Copper waiting for treats.
Once we made better use of the existing space, we were able to squeeze in a small entry and place the powder bath off that. Instead of a small square the powder room became more of a rectangle so the tiny space became more usable.
Again I always like to add something vintage to give a modern space character. Here we added a vintage pot from Perch Decor
On the walls (sorry this room is so tiny it is impossible to get pictures) we added two vintage baskets (also from Perch Decor). The toilet is at the other end of the room (not a very interesting picture so we are leaving that out).
We chose black and white hexagonal tile for the floor in keeping with the original style of the home. We purchased it at Salinas Tile if you are local. I linked a similar tile below if you are not.
The counters are Valdara Quartz in Sereno Bianco (a really good match if you want a calacatta look alike). The walls are simply white by Benjamin Moore. I have linked all the products in the widget below for your convenience.