There’s No Place Like Home…arama: Mudroom, Powder Bath & Laundry Room
In this installment of our blog series we will be discussing the Mudroom, Powder Bath, and Laundry Room. All three of these spaces were located in or off the Back Hallway that leads to the garage.
We had our wonderful trim carpenter Steve Alridge, Interior Trim/Custom Woodworking build a custom set of cubbies to serve as the “Mudroom.” The design included 3 individual cubbies with storage underneath and above, hooks for jackets and a bench area. At the homeowner’s request, Steve also includes a tall, shallow cabinet which incorporated electrical to serve as a hidden mail drop off and cell phone charger station.
We painted the built-in a much deeper shade of the wall color to mask any dirt and added decorative yet functional baskets to the lower storage areas. As an alternative to recessed lighting, we installed a small, decorative chandelier in front of the cubbie area.
The homeowners added custom cabinetry in the Laundry Room which included storage, a drying pole, and a sink. We kept the color light and contrasted it with a dark slate tile floor laid in a brick pattern.
Let’s face it – we spend more time than we want in our Laundry Rooms so we might as well enjoy the view. This is a small space (some smaller than others!) that can take a light, fun color with some depth. Don’t forget to add some artwork and accessories to make it feel more like a room and less like prison!
Powder Rooms are also small spaces that can take a bold color or even my favorite – wallpaper! We selected a metallic paisley-patterned wallpaper by Candice Olsen for the walls.
The custom vanity was styled after a piece of furniture. The countertop was a textured granite with a copper vessel sink and oil rubbed bronze faucet coming out of the wall. Kelly Sisler with Kelly Faux Creations painted the ceiling copper to tie in with the vessel sink. We added a floating shelf with small decorative vases. There was no need for artwork because the wallpaper itself was enough.
Even the Back Hallway was a show stopper in this gorgeous home! Enjoy!