I really, really love my laundry room. I love having it upstairs, I love having a sink and countertop, I love having a cabinet with pull out shelves and I love having a place to put my cleaning tools and products. When we bought the house, the laundry room was already upstairs, which was fantastic, but it was very small. The washer and dryer fit in the room but that was it. We realized fairly quickly that we could make the laundry room larger by eating up an odd shoe closet that was in the hallway.
When I first started dreaming about what I wanted the laundry room to look like I kept coming back to Downton Abbey (downstairs) and a Martha Stewart picture from years ago. I wanted it to feel very utilitarian but pretty at the same time.
It's funny but it took a lot of drawing out everything to figure out the best line up of the washer/dryer, sink, countertop with sorter underneath and cabinet. This was figured out while we were on our summer trip so many hours were spent sketching it out while driving! I've already written about it but Martha's stain chart takes center stage.
My very favorite feature of the sink is the washboard that is on the inside of the sink. It may never get used but I love the nod to the past.
Underneath the countertop my laundry sorter is a perfect fit and rolls on out when it's time to load the washer.
There is a task light right above the sink but I love this sweet, scalloped light!
Bryce made me a little, narrow shelf for above the countertop. We used brackets that we took from another part of the house. They are different sizes so we believe they were handmade for the window that they were being used in. I love keeping something that was a part of the house but in a way that works for us.
A white basket with a lid is where I store any ironing that is waiting (and waiting) to be ironed.
The laundry room is also where the cat litter box is. We recessed it down in the bottom cabinet and so far it has worked great for them!
Above the litter box is a cabinet with roll out drawers that houses cleaning supplies, rags, sewing gear, and misc. household items such as lightbulbs, batteries, etc.
The floor tile is a really wonderful, large tile that was the very first thing that I picked out!