How to Remodel a Laundry Room
Keely Hersh at Right at Home Interiors was so thrilled to be featured in Houzz’s recent article: New This Week: 9 Nifty Laundry Rooms. The fancy farmhouse style featured in the article (number 6!) proves that a laundry room can be so much more than a place to wash and dry your clothes. Here’s how to remodel a laundry room using her interior design project featured in Houzz.
Before the Laundry Room Remodel
This particular laundry room is located in the center of the client’s home, which means it can be seen just walking down the hall. The client wanted it to look beautiful, as well as be functional, and Right at Home Interiors was up for the task. Let’s take a look at how this room came together.
Steps to Remodel a Laundry Room
Planning upfront is everything! Before launching the project, Keely worked with the client to create a plan and overall style. Keely’s research and shopping prior to starting work allowed the project to come in within the allotted budget. This initial planning time set the stage for what became a beautiful finished product.
Let the Light In
Before the laundry room was remodeled, it was quite dark. The client knew they wanted a brighter, more cheerful space. To accomplish this, Keely ordered and installed a new window and full glass door at the back of the room. This not only brought more light into the space, but also created a gorgeous view the client would be able to enjoy while doing their laundry.
To add elegance and additional storage to the room, Keely installed built-in cabinets floor-to-ceiling along one wall. On the other wall she took out an old water heater and installed more of the built-in cabinets as well as a deep laundry sink.
The fancy farmhouse style really stands out thanks to these cabinets. They have a high-end feel, with dental crown moulding, V-grove doors, and black iron hardware.
The crown moulding was installed all the way around the room, including over the washer and dryer. Keely also had a carved shelf built into the center of the cabinets, which was then painted to match.
It’s All About the Details
Multiple details were carefully selected and expertly installed to bring the entire fancy farmhouse look together. One of the most impactful details is the black-iron hardware on the cabinets. H-style flush hinges, doorknobs, and curvy escutcheon plates married with knobs on the drawer fronts were all used to achieve this look. There are also several well placed round wood medallions installed at the top of the cabinet and painted to match.
Another fancy detail was the selection of the seeded glass to be used in the cabinets. This glass choice gives an antique quality to the overall look. The sink countertop is a solid surface material called Hudson Stone and looks like travertine.
A pillowed glazed tile with small brass accent tiles set in every other row was chosen for the floor. As a final detail, Keely installed a rod upon which the client could hang clothes. The careful consideration given to each of these details really brought the space to life.
A New Coat of Paint
Keely painted the bead board walls a custom-blended color called Sun-dried Tomato by Sherwin Williams. She used plain Creamy for the trim, ceiling, and cabinets. She then added a warm glaze and clear coat on top of the Creamy color to give the cabinets a beautiful custom finish.
The final touch in Keely’s designs is always the custom window treatments. She designed, created, and installed two tailored, functional roman shades and a floral valance with a red fabric flip-over at the top that is tied on three antique rosettes. The chandelier light shades were custom covered with fabric and bead trim to coordinate as well.
An Excellent Finish Carpenter
When the cabinets were being installed it was a tight fit in many areas to get them in the room. The trim had to be cut carefully in order to be properly installed, as the laundry room’s ceiling is at an odd angle. This was accomplished with the help of a fantastic finish carpenter who trimmed everything to perfection.
Give Your Laundry Room a New Look with Right at Home Interiors
Keely Hersh at Right at Home Interiors has been designing custom window treatments, interiors, and soft goods for over 25 years. Her attention to detail and client-first approach makes her a designer you can trust to provide a beautiful finished product that meets all your expectations. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Keely today. Virtual design is available!