We are very excited to reveal our latest home project, our laundry room! It has been a few months in the making as we waited for pieces to come in and we are loving the final result. A laundry room refresh feels like the best way to kick off spring at home.
When we first moved into our home (two years this upcoming August), we decided not to touch the laundry room. It was setup minimally with our washer/dryer and an area for the cat litter box. Our intention was to originally build cabinets and use the leftover marble from the kitchen counters to create a counter space. After realizing the total costs and unsure of the investment, we decided to pivot our idea for a more costly alternative.
Our hope was to create a more functional space that was equally aesthetically pleasing. You can see the room from the kitchen so we wanted to tie in elements so that the line of sight felt congruent. Ultimately a large counter space to function as a catch-all was my number one goal as we designed the room.
My other focus in the laundry room was on sustainability, bringing in nature, and choosing timeless pieces. One of my favorite companies, Bloomist, kindly partnered with us to help add functional utility pieces and planters to round out the decor in the room.
We can’t wait to share the results, you’ll see the before and after, and our favorite items to refresh a laundry room!
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Laundry Room Refresh
Before (left) & After (right)
The Nuts & Bolts
The Workshop Table
Travis kindly took the lead to create a stunning workshop table that fit perfectly over the washer and dryer. It took him quite a few days to create this table and it came out beautifully. Using leftover paint from our kitchen cabinets, he painted the table to match. You can find the process linked in our home highlights on IG.
The Peg Rail
One of the elements I was most keen on was being able to hang functional utility items. The peg rail was the most obvious answer, plus the aesthetics are just beautiful. I searched high and low as I needed custom peg rails to fit the space and was looking to match the stain of the kitchen wood shelves. We found a company on Etsy called NeartoHome that does peg rails (both custom and off the shelf). They were a pleasure to work with. Our exact peg rail is their “shelf with hooks” in the “Early American” stain with custom lengths.
The Linen Curtain
On the righthand side of the table, underneath we store the cat’s litter box. Looking for ways to hide this, we opted to do a linen curtain that the cats can push through. Another wonderful Etsy find was the vendor “Grey Moose Atelier” who I worked with to create a custom size curtain for the space. We went to Lowe’s afterwards and found a small sash rod to attach to the table and hang the curtain from.
These are the bamboo blinds we use throughout the house. They are not privacy or blackout blinds and are quite see-through when there is contrast of light. The color we have is Tuscan.
Accents & Utility
This was the most exciting part of the overhaul. Making utility more pleasing in the house is such an easy upgrade for any room. Whether it is switching out bottles for cleaning solutions or adding strategic baskets for storage, utility pieces can be visually beautiful.
A Wood + Leather Dustpan & Broom — this Amish-created dustpan is beautifully designed and functional. It is handcrafted and love that it feels sturdy. We use it to clean off the table when we pot plants and to clean up around the litter.
Bolga Nesting Basket — a perfect catch-all for laundry, I keep this atop the table for towels and any laundry that needs to be done.
Antique Chinese Stool — love this decorative piece for propping up plants on the table.
Greenwashed Studio Planter — we replanted some of our plants into this collection of natural-looking planters. They also have matching wrought iron stands.
Garden Scissors — since we do some of our house plant gardening in this space, I keep these scissors on the peg rail.
Copper Watering Can — our favorite for house plants.
Small Hand Broom — you can never have too many little brooms. We have one that we brought back from Japan and love this similar one.
Laundry & Sustainability
Picking a few pieces for sustainable laundry meant making a few upgrades to items. One of which was getting a refillable laundry container so that we can utilize our local refill store here in Sacramento.
I also have been slowly removing toxins from the house so we decided to overhaul our cleaning products while I was doing this room. Here’s what we added and changed:
Amber Laundry Refillable Soap Bottle — this was another Etsy find which I love the amber glass. It’s a refillable laundry soap bottle so I can cut down on plastic. We have a local shop that does bulk refills for nontoxic products.
Reusable Dryer Balls — we’ve had these for a while and highly recommend them.
Amber Glass Spray Bottles — switching out our home cleaning supplies, we opted to use Branch Basics to create our own non-toxic cleaning supplies. Everything comes in bulk, so we can refill the spray bottles. I love both the concentrate and oxygen boost. I used this $10 machine to make our own labels.