Archive | Laundry

Laundry rooms can be arranged in a variety of ways and may include large laundry or utility sinks, sewing areas, ironing space and drying racks. Some laundry rooms do double duty as a mudroom.

Linen Closet Looks

linen closet organization - open shelves and basket storage - pinterest via atticmag

From a small cupboard to a large open area there are numerous options for linen closet organization.

Linen storage is one of those do-your-best propositions because houses often lack really ample space for stashing sheets, pillows and extra blankets for every bed, or towels for each bath. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an old house with a walk-in linen closet or a droolworthy linen room with built-in cupboards, almost any armoire, a salvage cabinet (or even a bookshelf) can do the job. Putting together a system of linen closet organization is a matter of creating available real estate combined with effective, practical tactics for using it.… Continue Reading

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Fitted Laundry Rooms

laundry room built ins - Hamptons Design show house - ikeafans via atticmag

Laundry room built ins are fitted to the space and that’s the direction laundry rooms are taking these days.

When I was designing my laundry room I wanted to take advantage of the 13-foot length of the space to build the longest possible counter. I knew that space would be invaluable for folding clothes and linens and, as a result, I created a few laundry room built ins, including a bank of drawers, a wine refrigerator, and a front loading washer and dryer fitted below a stone counter. During the year before the renovation, I’d had a laundry room with a top loading washer and dryer, no counter whatsoever,  and a freestanding plastic laundry sink.… Continue Reading

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Miele Fans Washing Machine Cheat Sheet

Miele washer water temperature chart

Atticmag’s “blog-sumer” opinions and tips for best results with Miele front loading washers.

Earlier this year, Mr. AM accidentally knocked over a drip filter cone of hot espresso coffee that was brewing on the counter. The scalding liquid and fine grounds splattered all over the front of his chinos. Fortunately he wasn’t burned but the spill was so bad he had to remove his pants in the laundry room. I forgot about them for a few days and when I recovered, they looked destined for the cutter pile. But I had recently purchased a Miele washer (3035) and dryer, an investment in making life easier when my 9 year-old washer failed.… Continue Reading

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Hidden Laundry Appliances

custom cabinets conceal laundry appliances - Revival Construction via Atticmag

Custom cabinets to conceal the washer and dryer.

The set up for this laundry room is perfect for a walk-through space or one seen from the main living area.  Custom cabinets are painted a soft gray color that compliments the slate tile floor.  I’m seeing more rooms completely painted (walls, trim and ceiling) in one color, and finding it more attractive each time.  The appliances are each given their own closet with a framed lattice door for ventilation.  It’s visually stunning, but I imagine getting heavy, wet laundry from the washer to the dryer isn’t much fun.  At least the appliances are elevated for easier access, providing drawer storage underneath for detergents and other necessities. … Continue Reading

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Charming Cottage Laundry Room

country cottage laundry room with skirted counter from Patina White

Simple details change a space, taking a chore from drab to fab.

Were it not missing a window, one would never suspect this vintage inspired laundry space was located in a basement.  Homeowner Beth Schaleben started by selecting the perfect perk-me-up color based on Devine Color’s “Steamer” she had seen in a magazine.  The skirted wooden counter would receive all the oohs and aahs were it not for the vintage fabric bleach sign discovered in a fellow junker’s stash.  It’s a fantastic piece that adds color and off the chart personality.

Schaleben used an ebony stain on the new pine counter for a mocha appearance. … Continue Reading

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Washtub Sink Laundry Room

custom laundry room - washtub basin sink with a marble counter and backsplash - salisbury artisans via atticmag

Elegance married to utility is an ideal union in a custom laundry room.

If fixtures could talk, this galvanized steel washtub might have a story to tell. Near perfect patina made it ideal to showcase in a custom laundry room in a Connecticut farm house. Using a bathroom concept, the washtub is placed on a marble counter, like a vessel sink. Because the tub is deep, the sink cabinet was lowered to create the right working height.

Vessel sinks generally go with wall-mounted faucets so the height can be adjusted and the spout can swing away easily. Rather than trying to build out the wall below the window – which would be too low —  designer Amanda Jones used the window like a wall and floated a shield-shaped honed marble backsplash in front of it.… Continue Reading

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