Elegance married to utility is an ideal union in this handsome washtub sink laundry room.
If fixtures could talk, this galvanized steel washtub might have a story to tell. It’s the leitmotif for a beguiling washtub sink laundry room that mixes new construction with vintage style. Near perfect patina made the tub ideal to showcase in the laundry room of 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. Breaking the usual rule about function, the ‘splash interferes with the window’s operation but, unlike a kitchen, that may not matter. The backsplash arc gracefully frames a retro style bridge-mixer faucet with porcelain handles and integral soap dish. Below the sink, chicken-wire center panels visually lighten the cabinet doors. It’s interesting to note that the wall to the left of the sink is rustic horizontal wood planks while the cabinetry wall, on the right, is more elegant and elaborately detailed.
A stacked Miele washer and dryer shouldn’t be a surprise inside the closet adjacent to the sink, but somehow they are. At first glance, I thought it might be a coat closet.
Fancy diamond-shape raised motifs in framed cabinet panels (this style is seen on Swedish cabinets), dress up the appliance closet. Diamonds are always a luxury, right? The pair-over-pair is a more formal treatment than chicken wire below the sink and should be a little out of step with a plain brick paver floor — but it isn’t. This most successful high-low blend has wonderful style and charm that makes it memorable, original and a custom laundry room look that begs you to steal!
(Source: Salisbury Artisans)
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