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Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

What a week! Technology has not been my friend. From the dryer breaking down, leaving us with draping laundry to dry all over the house, to my blog practically combusting before my eyes and the resulting havoc of trying to piece it back together again (with the help of my patient tech person, Ted) I’m ready to just focus on PRETTY & PLEASANT THINGS. Shall we?

Be sure to scroll all the way through the post to see both my laundry room and some lovely laundry and craft room inspiration photos at the end.

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

I’ve been taking you on little tours through several rooms in my new house so you can see what we have to work with, the pros and cons of each space, and some inspiration rooms that might give us a vision for the direction the room could go in time.

As I’m thinking through each room and getting to know our home, I am also starting to get inspired with a feel for the house as a whole and understanding better what it wants to be :). I’ll put together a post on the overall vision for the house, soon, too. SO much fun to dream about it!

So far I have shown you the inspiration for our entry and our living room. Today I thought since I’ve spent so much time thinking about laundry this week, we might as well hop downstairs and check out the laundry room so you can see where I’ve been hanging out!

It is one of my favorite spaces in the house already, so I think it will be a lot of fun updating it!

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

While our laundry room is in the basement of our house, it is much more inspiring than any basement laundry room I’ve ever had! This isn’t a dark, creepy or dreary room you dread going to thank goodness! It is light and cheery. I actually enjoy going into the laundry room, even though we haven’t yet solved our dryer problem :).This space is just overflowing with potential, don’t you think? Imagine this room as the most adorable craft room/laundry room or a mudroom/laundry room? Can you see it?

Here are some of the pros:

  • Nice tile floors
  • Tons of cabinet space and counter space
  • Two windows for lots of natural light
  • Large size room
Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

Here are some issues to deal with:

  • Broken dryer
  • I cannot reach into the washing machine because it is up on a pedestal and I’m short :)
  • The plumbing is exposed in one place on the wall
  • The room doesn’t have a laundry sink so that might be something to add in the future

Ideas to consider:

  • New counters
  • New hardware
  • Additional millwork
  • New lighting
  • Functional and attractive organization
  • Cute accessories
  • Space for crafts or projects
  • Fun rug
  • Could change the mirrored doors to the furnace and water heater closet

Cosmetically this space is already very pleasant to be in. It was SO nice to move in and already have a great start in this room, but how much fun will it be to make it our own? There are so many things we could do in time and many of them will be easy enough to update right away.

Another great thing about this space is it has a tiled hallway leading up to it from outside the lower family room, connecting the garage, a bathroom and this room.

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}
The hallway also has a lot of potential to be a continuation of the laundry room’s functional space.

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

I love that the hallway offers additional wall space, which will provide even more opportunities to personalize the space with organization and decor.

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

The paint color is a nice pleasant gray blue so I’ll be keeping that for now at least, so I can begin with just making this space more functional. I love that there are spaces wired in for sconces. My wheels are turning for what this hallway wall could look like!

I already have a simple idea for how to use the hallway, so I’m getting started on it and I’ll share my first update to this space soon!

I’ve gathered up some inspiration pics for our laundry room that might spur some ideas we could mix and match to make this laundry room the perfect space for our family. What ideas do you like? Enjoy!

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}Style at Home (Photography by Stacey Van Berkel)

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}
Studio McGee

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}California Closets

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

Style at Home (Photography by Stacey Van Berkel)

I love colored washer and dryers!

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}Brown Eyed Fox

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}
Vision for The Laundry Room & Craft Room {My New House!}

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PS. Don’t forget, if you ever have questions about about any of the things you see in any of the rooms in my home, even though we have moved, you can still find sources for my style and furnishings (as well as things I dream about) in my shop here, and paint colors from my old house here! As we get settled, I will be updating my house page and colors for this house as well.

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}We Love You Fall Print

Hello! We’ve been having some technical difficulties with the blog the past couple days. All sorts of randomness has occurred on the site. How wonderful, yes? My apologies for any mayhem you may have witnessed. Isn’t that one of Murphy’s laws, when one thing goes wrong everything will? Now I have a broken dryer and a broken blog, so, yay!

I had planned to post about our vision for another room in our new house, but alas I was unable to get that post up because I’ve been fixing broken things. But good news, I’ve been wanting to show you these sweet fall prints from the amazing Lindsay Letters and I already had this post set to go, so art prints it is!

Aren’t these the perfect way to celebrate fall? I just love them.

I bought the ‘we love you fall print’ last year because I just couldn’t resist. I’d show it to you all styled on my inspiration board in my office but I can’t find it, because, you know, MOVING MAYHEM. Sigh.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my next room vision post so in the meantime, carry on and enjoy this fall day (and hopefully the blog will not self-combust in the meantime. I guess I should say goodbye just in case, it has been lovely. Ha!)!

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}
Pumpkin Spice Print

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}Autumn Is Golden Print

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}Thanks and Giving Print

5 Art Prints to Welcome Autumn {Lindsay Letters}Perpetual Thanksgiving Print

PS. If you’ve been thinking about doing a fall 31 day challenge this year, The Frugal Homemaker is starting a fun series today that might inspire you so be sure to check it out here and follow along!

Happy October!

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