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Ta da! Introducing my new laundry room!

For the first time ever, I will have a real laundry room! I feel so grown up! It is not very big or fancy, but it is a real laundry room with a window! And a little closet! On the second floor right by all the bedrooms–not in the basement!

Just thought I’d give you a sneak peek and some inspiration photos…more to come soon little chickadees! Back to packing for me! Gah!

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  1. Now that is the most logical location and such good planning on somebody’s part. Did you see http://cherryhillcottage.typepad.com/cherryhill_cottage/
    post yesterday about perking up the laundry room? I just so happen to have some vintage boxes…too bad my laundry room is in the basement. :D

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  2. Oooh, it’s gorgeous. I have laundry room envy. Mine is just a pass-through from the garage filled with hampers and bins of dog food. But will it make doing the laundry any less of a chore? ;)

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  3. I miss having a laundry room, and if I had one of these beautiful ones I would ENJOY doing laundry! We had very nice laundry rooms in our last two houses…..but in this house, I have to go to the basement to wash clothes. Oh well….I guess you make some trade-offs when you move!

    Lucky you….that laundry room of yours is very nice :-)

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  4. Those are fantastic inspiration pictures. I’m so excited for you and your new laundry room. What I wouldn’t give for one–we just have a laundry closet that doubles as our pantry for now. Yuck.

    And thanks for the office post yesterday–I printed out the picture of that closet. I intend to use it as inspiration as I tackle organizing our own office closet today!

  5. Those are beautiful examples of laundry rooms – especially yours because it’s upstairs near the bedrooms. That’s a stroke of genius that was probably first implemented by a woman.

    I have a small laundry room in this house but when we build our retirement home I want a large laundry room/butler’s pantry. The first picture is kind of what I’m looking for.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

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  6. Oh, Melissa, you’ll absolutely LOVE your Laundry Room ~ it’s so cute!!!

    When Tom and I moved to this house…this is the 1st time I had ever had a Laundry Room! Mine has a window, too! I just love it! It’s actually like a Butler’s Pantry, cuz I have a hutch with cabinets and drawers on one side, cabinets above the washer and dryer and a closet!

    ~New Year Blessings,
    Jan

    ps…you’re still on our Prayer List, which has moved to our Right Sidebar, during all the “construction” on our blog!

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  7. Mary Beth (Cats, Books, Life is Good) says:

    I was so happy when we found the house we’re in now, with a laundry room NOT in the basement! Do you have any idea how big the spiders get down there???

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  8. Perfect timing! I was just looking at my laundry room yesterday….wondering what I could do differently! Great ideas….thank you for this post! Good luck with decorating yours! ~Cheryl

    ps. I am a newer viewer of your blog! Very nice!!

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  9. Oh Melissa…I’m so envious! Cabinets (with handles) and a sink? Please tell me you have a counter top for folding… I am dying to hang cabinets in mine and am secretly waiting for the day my washer and dryer go kaput, so I can buy new front loading ones. I want a stainless steel counter top! I also want a place for the ironing board to live permanently opened.
    Ahh, thanks for the pictures. Are you in the new place yet?

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  10. I love them all…..but where for the love of fabric softener is all the laundry?!?!? Laundry room clean-out is always on my ‘to-do’ list.

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  11. Green with envy…. all I have is a closet (doors hiding my washer and dryer)…. I lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg for an actual laundry room!

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  12. Oh Melissa! I am so envious! My “laundry room” is a pass through from the garage to the kitchen. There is no room for a chair or anything else and it does not have a window at all. A dark cave is what it is. I can’t wait to see how you work your magic on that beautiful room~
    Hugs,
    Penny

  13. this really makes me want to dress up my laundry room! thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Yes perfect timing…My plan was to put new flooring, paint walls and tile the counters of ours this week. Hmmm. Haven’t even folded all the laundry yet! Great insp pics…and yours will fit right in when you do it up!!

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  15. What beautiful rooms–envy–yours included. I have more of a laundry closet-no window and not much room. BUT it is better than doing laundry in the garage as I had to do in the past!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  16. SO COMPLETELY JEALOUS!! I never used to mind laundry til I had to go to the nasty basement to do it. Maybe I’ll just hang these pictures down there and pretend that’s what mine looks like!

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  17. cityfarmer says:

    I should post a picture of my LR ( it’s not even a room, it’s just an opening) and then you would know why I said what I did in your last post.
    I cannot hardly bear to look at these lovely vignettes.
    I am sure yours will be magazine worthy when you are finished designing.
    I cannot wait to see.

  18. My goodness, those laundry rooms are gorgeous! Mine is down in my unfinished basement…a very far cry from those pictures.

    Yours looks wonderful!

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  19. Thank you for showing us your laundry room… those photos were about to give me a real complex about mine! I cannot wait to see how you make yours a place to WANT to do laundry!

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  20. I know how happy you must be. I have never had a laundry room either, it’s on my dream list for the next house! Right now my laundry is in the basement, aka the “dungeon”

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  21. Love all the inspiration on the laundry room ideas. I wish mine were a seperate room mine is on the way to the garage so it is more of a hallway. Obviously a man must have designed it. LOL

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  22. A BIG ole laundry room, what a dream!! I am jealous of the photos above, I love them all! funny how we spend so much time in the laundry room we crave a pretty place there too! :)

    Enjoy your new ROOM!

  23. Main floor laundry is a must! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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  24. WOW i was just writing my sister about having her come over to help while i tackled my laundry room. well, closet. and not a walk -in. and not upstairs by the bedrooms. yes, i have a good sized house, with NO laundry chute, and no laundry room. (one of the many “design features” that is questionable) just a closet with bifold doors and a shelf. BUT i am inspired to make it better and thank you for the many photos with ideas i can adapt to my situation.
    YOUR laundry room looks beautiful to me. cannot wait to see the rest of the new abode. prayers for a smooth transition and blessings on you in the new year!! jkj

  25. Of all the rooms on my list of projects, the laundry room was overlooked. Hmmmmm….one more project for the long, long list!

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  26. Definitely laundry room envy going on here!! Maybe someday my dungeon can become a beautiful laundry room!!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  27. Oooooo, I especially love the first picture. I can’t imagine having enough room for a chair in my LR. In my last house you could see the LR when you walked into the house, so of course, I had to make it cute. I don’t think I took good pictures, though. My girls used to make fun of me. I even would show visitors my LR. In this house, it’s little, upstairs and undecorated as of yet. Maybe that should be on my ’09 plan? Blessing and safety on your move and readjustment.

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  28. Goodie!! A place for laundry:-) You’re gonna love it. In my dream house, mine is in my closet with a TV and couch.

    FYI: I’m going to Blissdom! Yeah! Can’t wait to meet you.

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  29. mary beth
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    Your laundry room looks wonderful (even empty). Mine is in the basement with insulation and wood beams….woo hoo…but I am thankful to have a washer and dryer. Pretty may come some day, but practical isn’t so bad. I hope the packing/unpacking goes smoothly for you.

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  30. Oh man! Seeing all those lovely laundry rooms makes me see even more aware of how much I need to get mine straightened up. It’s just a mess. I tend to neglect it. Doing laundry for 6 people in the house, I tend to get a bit lazy on occassion. Thank you so much for the inspiring photos for it gives me that boost to get my rear in gear.:) I’m sure that yours is going to be so great when your done with it.:)

  31. Oooh, I wish I had any of the laundry rooms. That garage I have gets pretty bleak in rainy weather. Hope I get one in my new house.

  32. Congrats! That is awesome! We have a laundry room {ish}. I wish I could make it pretty! It also houses our pantry and is the entrance from the garage…if only I had a little more space. Hmmm. Your inspirations photos have my wheels turning. Thanks! Happy packing!

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  33. I can totally relate and am genuinely happy for your real laundry room – I want one! I loved the pictures and can only imagine what it would be like to have a laundry room like the first photo! It’s nicer than my living room :-)

    Have a great day Melissa.

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  34. I am so jealous! Our “laundry room” is in the creepy basement of our 115 year old home.

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  35. oooh! I love your new laundry room! Can’t wait to see more pics!
    I’ve enjoyed following your blog this year and look forward to another inspirational year in 2009.
    Debi

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  36. I am thankful I don’t have to do laundry in a basement! But our washer and dryer is out in the unfinished garage. So it’s kind of the same only not down a flight of stairs! :) Eventually we will turn a portion of the garage into a schoolroom for the boys and I want to make the laundry area into a little closet or something. That will be a while because it is NOT in our budget right now :)

    Your laundry room is beautiful and a window too! Almost makes laundry less of a necessary evil…almost.

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  37. Hi Melissa! January is the perfect time of year to focus on a brand new slate, and the laundry room certainly is part of that fresh start. Love your new laundry room, and you’re going to love having it on the same floor as the bedrooms. Mine is located there, too, and it makes such a huge difference! Thanks for the sneak peek, and I continue to hope all goes smoothly for you this week! ~Arleen

  38. Yay! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. I’m currently thinking about a makeover on mine. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  39. Ooh! I love your laundry room–I love the windows in it!! Even though it’s small and not fancy, it’s my dream laundry room–with windows, cupboards, sink and a closet.

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  40. Hi, I visit your blog often, but hardly ever comment, but thought I would today. I can identify with not having a laundry room. I had to do mine in a cold garage which was 9 miles from where I lived for 3 years before I finally got one…I love it now! So good for you. If you would like to see mine, I posted it on HGTV’s rate my space ….you can go to
    http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Kitchens/country-laundry-room/detail.esi?oid=497380

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  41. Lucky! You are going to give us all laundry room envy! I posted my laundry room a couple months ago… but it is not dreamy like the pictures! Those pictures are on one day WISH list!!! Can’t wait to see yours!!!

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  42. It’s those little things that are so cool. I’ve been thinking of you and the move ahead. I’m amazed that in the midst you can still blog. Good for you! I’ll continue praying for you.

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  43. I am so envious! I dream of having a laundry room At the moment ours is in an outside cupboard so I have to fight the elements and the dog to get anything done ;)

    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Blessings
    Liz

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  44. Yeah! I love it! Check out your gorgeous cabinets! That window is great too. I can’t imagine being able to look out a window while doing laundry. Right now, I look at the water heater and furnace. So pretty… and in the perfect location. That just makes so much sense.

    Congrats!

    PS – Don’t forget to get a washer and dryer! :)

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  45. Oh, I’ll bet you can’t wait to wash some clothes in that cute little room ;-) And I know you’ll make it all pretty like those inspiring photos! Hope the move is going well…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  46. Oh MAN, what i wouldn’t give for a laundry room like that! It might even make me want to do my laundry sooner! I love the one with the red and white wallpaper. Congrats on your very own laundry room!
    suzanne

  47. Lucky, lucky you to have a laundry room. I have laundry room envy. Mine is in the garage and as I have posted photos of my garage in the past you can understand that it is a scary uninspiring place! Rachaelxo

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  48. I have a fairly decent sized laundry room- but it needs some major help. Thanks for the inspiration- I like what I see of your new laundry room- especially the color.

  49. Very nice. A laundry room not in the basement is a VERY GOOD THING. Good for you!
    Patti Cakes

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  50. omg they are beautiful. I had a small laundry room off the kitchen in my first house…but this house the washer and dryer are in the basement. Its sort of finished off, we have a diningroom set, fridge, and bathroom down there, but i HATE going up and down the stairs with laundry!

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  51. Congratulations on your new laundry room!!! It will be so nice for you to have a clean slate and only your own dirt from now on.

    I LOVE the first laundry room!!! I couldn’t do laundry there, I would have to just sit and pretend.

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  52. definitely some laundry room envy! i think that all laundry rooms should be beautiful…we spend enough time in there, why not enjoy it?

    can’t wait to see more!

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  53. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall
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    says:

    I so dream of my Laundry Room all decked out and pretty, but I just haven’t made it that far. Congrats on your new Laundry Room though. It is nice having an “official” room to do laundry in:)

  54. I LOVE having my laundry room on the top floor. We do take precautions to avoid any major water issues like our neighbors had. We have a small tray type thing that the washer sits in. We also turn the water off to the washer when we leave for vacations.

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  55. Why, oh why do I love laundry rooms so much???

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  56. Um…those laundry rooms are nicer than my HOUSE! I’m just happy to finally have my own washer and dryer, crammed in the musty basement as they are. :-) Your new room looks great…and it’s a blank canvass for you. Have FUN!

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  57. i LOVE it that you have a window!!!!! I’m excited to see all your pictures of your new home. Blessings of new, awesome and exciting times as you begin church ministry in Washington State. What city?

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  58. It looks like you’re going to have it made! I bought my stacking washer and dryer so now I’m just waiting to redo my room. Thanks for the photos and ideas!

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  59. Hope the snow, ice and slush do not give you problems in your moving. Up here in Olympia — I share your pain and your amazement at all of this snow.
    I needed a jump-start into thinking about my blah laundry room. Thanks.
    Rita

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  60. It looks fabulous! I am jealous!

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  61. Oh, to have a window in my laundry room…. le sigh.

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  62. Our new home has a laundry room with a window..it’s my first to..you will love it! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it!

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  63. I like the 2nd laundry room in cream best, congrats on getting a new laundry room, they stay clean at first but after awhile it becomes a catch all for all the laundry (at least thats what ours is)

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  64. If I had laundry room like that, I would just plug in the coffee pot, bring over my computer and quite possibly never leave…ever. :)

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  65. i can’t believe you don’t have a picture of my laundry room up there?!!
    my laundry room has a lovely slanted concrete floor….complete with large cracks…for character. the floor also is splotched with carpet glue from 30 years ago and blue paint specs. there is no heat or air so it’s either a sauna or a freezer depending on the time of year. it helps you work faster. it has a beautiful faux denim technique on the walls done by the previous home owner. the wall are partical board over the studs with a crooked window that is cracked.
    why didn’t you use it?

    so are you there? did you move? how are you doing?!

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  66. HI, I, too visit your blog all the time but don’t comment alot but today just had to. We just FINALLY redid our laundry room~~~after 25 years of living in this house. I finally got cabinets and new paint, but the budget will not allow me to replace the 20 year old washer and dryer yet:( BUT, I am so happy with the “new” room, I don’t mind. I just LOVE the idea of building a cabinet around the washer and dryer though and may see if my sweet DH will tackle that for me…. here’s hoping! I do have a window in my LR and it makes it alot nicer….somday maybe I will have one near the bedroom too!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration….your LR is wonderful!!! Pinky

  67. Dawn Papandrea-Khan says:

    Wow! I am jealous. My laundry room is like a black hole with grey cinder block walls.

    Very inspiring.

    Dawn
    @PainterMommy
    http://www.paintermommy.com

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  68. Oh…to have a second floor laundry room…how wonderful.

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  69. Those laundry rooms are gorgeous! I love your laundry room – it’s cute and so nice to have a window! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Hope all is going well. Happy New Year!

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  70. I love that first one – or moreso the little black and white stripped chair. And the surprise peek into yours! So awesome woman….can’t wait to see more. :-)

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  71. Congratulations! I have laundry room lust! You are going to have a great time decorating this new space and it will make your life so much easier.

  72. yay for a new laundry room! so happy for you. i’m actually giving mine up for a bigger kitchen (sigh).
    happy new yr, friend!

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  73. Congratulations! I recently moved and now have a laundry room near the bedrooms and love it! I am thankful every day. Enjoy! And Happy Unpacking!
    Blessed New Year to you and your family!
    Heather

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  74. I would love my laundry room to look like that Wow!

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  75. A laundry room right next to the bedrooms (where all the laundry comes from) has always been on my wish list for laundry room design! but I will never be able to accomplish this in my own home.

    At least the laundry and the bedrooms are on the same floor!

    I know you will enjoy your new laundry room!

  76. What lovely laundry rooms. When we remodeled, I started out with such a nice laundry room with a big countertop and a cute tile backsplash. Unfortunately, my laundry room always becomes the place to stash something that has no place esle to go. No way I could show blogland a picture of my laundry now! I can’t even see the counter top or the backsplash. I know you are going to enjoy this wonderful space in your new home. Happy New Year. laurie

  77. Happy new year, and lots of beauty and satisfaction in the everyday.

  78. Ah, how we can love our laundry rooms. Mine is upstairs near the bedrooms, too – and I do love it. I wish you many hours of happy laundering in your pretty new room.

    And, I wish you and your family a joy-filled new year. God will shine His light on each of you.

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  79. Laaundry rooms, out of the basement, make me happppiieieeeeee… See I am singing for you!!

    HONK HONK HONK< I am your long lost, but ever loyal bloggette friend, stopping in with baskets of heart muffins to say, Happy Happy New Year!!!! xoxo

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  80. How wonderful to have a pretty laundry room with a window. I knowit will be very pretty when you are finished. Love the cabinetry.
    Happy New Year!
    Tammy

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  81. Lucky you! I love your laundry room. I know you will move in and settle right in. I can’t wait to see how you make it your home. I am sure you provide lots more inspiration in my life.

    Karol :0)

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  82. Wow! I wish my laundry room would be half as pretty as those! (Or I wish I had one of those, but I don’t see that happening). Cabinets and a window would make the world of difference in my “laundry room” (aka the basement). Maybe I’d actually WANT to do laundry!

  83. I want a laundry room!

    love your new room – can’t wait to see more of your new house – it looks so lovely judging by the windows!!!!!!

    have a wonderful new year in your new life, home, ministry, and whatever else comes your way!
    Joni

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  84. What a wonderful laundry room! Congrats to you. Doing laundry is going to be a whole new experience. We have just started organizing our basement madness so that we can make a nice laundry area that will be like a ‘real’ room someday. I’n not sure when someday will come, but I am looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos!

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  85. I am so jealous. : )

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  86. Gorgeous! I’ve always wanted a laundry room with a window too. Someday! ;) These are beautiful.

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  87. Oh how I wish I had a big utility sink in my laundry room. It would come in so handy for crafting ha ha!

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  88. These are laundry rooms? Oh, my-I want to set up my scrapbooking and crafts in these rooms-lol.

  89. Oh how I miss my laundry room. The house we bought in Florida has the laundry in the garage of all places. I hope to have a laundry room some day again.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. I love Kathleen’s comment “Laundry Room Lust”. That just about covers it. How gorgeous.
    I love the color you chose for the wall. Are you able to email me with your color choice.
    Just love it.

  91. Our laundry room isn’t that great, in our apartment. I would love to change the washer and dryer. They’re old and beat up. I would love the LG units, in blue.
    I love the yellow laundry room. It’s an inspiration and who wouldn’t mind folding towels in this room.

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  92. now those are some very gorgeous laundry rooms! I’ll have to get my husband to renovate ours now….I’m inspired by these photos!

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