The laundry room is often the least loved room in the house. Laundry means separating whites from colors, darks from the lights, folding and ironing. Sounds like a lot of work if you ask us. Maybe that’s why bathrooms and kitchens seem to get most of the love. As today’s laundry rooms evolve into multi-purpose spaces, they are getting more use.
The laundry room has come a long way from a simple closet with a fold-down ironing board. Today’s laundry rooms are starting to include extras like cabinetry, sinks, drying racks, cubbies, countertops and even decorative stone and tile. Natural stone is a perfect fit for the laundry room. It’s a durable choice that can stand up to moisture and heavy use.
Many vertical surfaces are likely to get backsplashes, even in the laundry room. A stone backsplash offers durability while making a strong design statement. The horizontally stacked stone backsplash can also highlight cabinetry while adding a bit of drama.
Carpet and rugs will absorb moisture from wet and dirty laundry rooms. It can create a perfect place for mold and mildew to thrive. Linoleum and ceramic tiles are non absorbent but they also don’t allow moisture to escape. That will also encourage mold and mildew growth. Natural stones like slate will give a more breathable look and offer a classic and elegant touch.
Countertops have become an essential element in laundry rooms today. Just like in the kitchen and bathroom, natural stone will stand up to whatever your dirty laundry can dish out. Plus it adds an element of style to the space. When done correctly, natural stone will prove that the laundry room is no longer an afterthought.
Pet Washing Station
Pets are part of the family too! A big trend in today’s laundry rooms right now are specialized areas for our pets. Cubbies for dog beds or kitty litter pans are great. Many are now adding built in wash stations to keep our four legged friends fresh without using your own tub or shower.