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Modern Laundry Room

Just because laundry rooms are an everyday workspace, doesn’t mean it needs to be boring and utilitarian. Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan recently finished a Laundry Room transformation in South Barrington that has style as well as functionality. This client wanted to create the Laundry Room of their dreams in their very beautiful and unique modern home.

The home has a distinctive modern look and was originally designed by Peter Roesch, a protégé of Mies van der Rohe. Kathryn’s goal was to both enhance and soften the home’s modern stylings at the same time.

The room featured a modern cement plaster detail on the walls, which the homeowner wanted to preserve and show off. Open shelving with exposed brackets created the overall industrial look, while the walnut cabinetry and honed limestone countertop created warmth in the space.

This happy client now has a more functional room than originally thought possible. The space now has a gift wrapping center, gardening center, as well as laundry room.

To learn more about Kathryn, visit http://www.normandybuilders.com/kathrynodonovan/
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This laundry room makes me all kinds of happy. Not only does it have a gift wrapping station in the corner (complete with craft wrap — my favorite!), it also has a number of those handy jars. Let's take a closer look to see what's inside...

What Houzzers are commenting on:

anicalucita added this to Basement remodel
5 hours ago
open shelves craft area
kimbfox added this to kimbfox's ideas
August 31, 2014
Gift wrap station
jodieanns added this to wrapping room
July 8, 2014
I like the tall shelving unit with baskets.
caileyestrin added this to caileyestrin's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Laundry room
horses489 added this to Kithen
May 6, 2014
mudroom
aecouch added this to aecouch's Ideas
May 6, 2014
Stuff on shelves
brianosborne added this to Utility
March 22, 2014
yes, but - (screaming for some mirrored panelling to introduce more than dead-end drudgery. No.
deankelsey added this to deankelsey's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Laundry room
phyllisdoby53 added this to Wrapping Stations
March 20, 2014
Commercial wrapping bolts for paper
benfmcc added this to benfmcc's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Outdoor style
stephfigg added this to stephfigg's Ideas
February 7, 2014
Have your gift wrapping and craft things displayed like this.
hallstars4 added this to Mediterrenean
January 20, 2014
laundry room with wrapping center?
Katie L added this to katie_lemoyne's ideas
January 14, 2014
Love these colours
lanaepierce added this to scrapbook room
January 7, 2014
Paint
Cassie Schultz Bieker added this to Craft area
January 3, 2014
Shower curtain rod to hold wrapping paper in open cabinet space.
Kristen Dill added this to Organization
December 31, 2013
Colors
dyperales added this to basement
November 22, 2013
cabinets
lisawilliams17 added this to Laundry Room
November 12, 2013
NICE
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November 11, 2013
geskende todraai blad
timbeckman added this to timbeckman's Ideas
November 7, 2013
Splashback
ely610 added this to ely610's Ideas
October 28, 2013
Basement?
mikenicholson added this to Basement
October 23, 2013
Basement kitchen
Michelle C added this to laundry
October 13, 2013
Craft & laundry room
websters added this to websters's Ideas
October 2, 2013
To dark of colors no dark wood
cheryllabarre added this to laundrynroom
October 1, 2013
Wrapping paper
Yael Kornfeld added this to Laundry room
September 17, 2013
Podría ser?
tatianaleal added this to APE Lavanderia
September 14, 2013
linda lavanderia!
rachyyy90 added this to house ideas scrapbook
September 4, 2013
Rough rendered wall laundry
txhouse added this to workstations
August 31, 2013
One option
lj8295 added this to Laundry/Bathroom
August 20, 2013
Use jars for all my cotton thread colour reels!!
klkatchel added this to laundry
August 15, 2013
View from other side
mum2000 added this to mum2000's Ideas
August 14, 2013
gift wrap utility room laundry wooden cabinets
creater1 added this to Laundry Room
August 11, 2013
everything
narynder added this to Boot room
August 7, 2013
The wooden look
leslijoan added this to ART STUDIO
July 21, 2013
shelves
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July 3, 2013
Buffet bar w/shelves
stephanierob added this to Laundry/Sewing
June 26, 2013
Paper rollers
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June 20, 2013
loundry
shuz1531 added this to shuz1531's Ideas
June 13, 2013
Decor
ltscv2003 added this to ltscv2003's ideas
May 27, 2013
arriba de la pileta
melissadwiegand added this to melissadwiegand's Ideas
May 25, 2013
Garage
ashlynlewis added this to ashlynlewis's ideas
May 15, 2013
Colgate-open shelves
elizabeth1951 added this to laundry room
May 5, 2013
cabinets
kellyp added this to Cabinetry
April 15, 2013
Walnut
hpeace added this to potting shed
April 8, 2013
Rolls of paper
lolitamurch added this to laundry room
April 6, 2013
Wood
halaasaad added this to halaasaad's Ideas
April 2, 2013
ادوات خياطة
virgo411 added this to Beach Home
March 30, 2013
Love how earthy this looks
miresa added this to miresa's Favorites
March 24, 2013
Combine bar and work area together.Behind some doors
clfobrn added this to Laundry Room
March 22, 2013
Love the wrapping station
dpptheplanner added this to Bedroom Ideas
March 19, 2013
Storage
kclohne added this to addition project
March 17, 2013
Floating shelves
debphillips added this to Sewing/craft room
March 17, 2013
baskets to hold ribbons
lavee620 added this to Home Office Ideas
March 16, 2013
soap making
Renee' England added this to storage/craft
March 11, 2013
basement
19ringwood added this to Laundry Room
March 10, 2013
Concrete wall. Timber finish.
Leah Hopkins added this to leah_hopkins's ideas
March 10, 2013
idea for Yaine's laundry room (gift area!) wow!
Designs added this to Napoleon st
March 7, 2013
Straight line laundry bench with open shelves
jsipinc added this to Garage
March 2, 2013
Cabinets for garage & storage
firstsbc added this to firstsbc's Ideas
March 1, 2013
Cabinets
historylover added this to wine room
February 26, 2013
wall color, cabnets - shelves -- baskets
carolitasol added this to carolitasol's Ideas
February 26, 2013
Frascos en lavandería
Rebecca Burton added this to bexburton's ideas
February 26, 2013
Wall color
skyeluke added this to laundry
February 25, 2013
Shelving
grburman added this to grburman's Ideas
February 24, 2013
Baskets for craft
michelleminick added this to Basement
February 23, 2013
can't tell if snack bar or craft area - love the versatility - changed our conversation about basement remodel to consider an entire wall crafted in this vein
rkogg added this to rkogg's ideas
February 22, 2013
plaster backsplash w/ limestone tops
Georgia Smith added this to Laundry room ideas
February 20, 2013
Shelves
perrys96 added this to perrys96's ideas
February 15, 2013
Don't like the wood vineer but I do like the storage and glass jars. Need to find a paper holder like those of the left of the shelf.
juliefields added this to art studio
February 8, 2013
love the wood idea instead of white
sallymaroun added this to Kitchens
February 8, 2013
scullery
amusick added this to What I really like
February 7, 2013
just add sewing table
clarkma added this to Craft Rooms
February 5, 2013
The counter space and the cabinets
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February 1, 2013
GIFT WRAP
Anya Andreyevna added this to anya_andreyevna's ideas
January 31, 2013
this would suffice
Paper To Stone added this to lmerica1's ideas
January 31, 2013
brown paper roll
brianrhara added this to xerxesbasementremodel
January 27, 2013
for laundry room space
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January 24, 2013
Love and want
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January 22, 2013
cabinet re-use from dining room to lower bar?
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January 20, 2013
Big drawers
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January 19, 2013
Concrete walls. Low cost easy to clean maintain. Drawbacks: darker than painting white.
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January 18, 2013
calming
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January 17, 2013
crafts
Susan Lai added this to home-laundry/mudroom/pantry
January 16, 2013
open shelves
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January 9, 2013
great multi functional space, neutral palette
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January 9, 2013
For a garage
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January 6, 2013
finishes
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January 6, 2013
Paper dispensers, calm space with room to get things done.
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January 5, 2013
Cabinets
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January 3, 2013
I like the big shelves for storage of "pretty" things
michaelduncan added this to Details and Finishes
January 3, 2013
sink in laundry room. space for storage in cabs and on shelves. present wrapping space. hooks or brackets to hang clothes
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January 2, 2013
decor
Karen McCormick added this to karen_mccormick's Ideas
January 2, 2013
Great laundry
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January 2, 2013
craft/storage/laundry room
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January 1, 2013
Baskets and big jars for storage Don't like dark, drab colors
jehaller added this to basement
December 31, 2012
craft station and bar
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December 31, 2012
slick
uisemua added this to uisemua's ideas
December 31, 2012
vasi e cesti per il laboratorio
woniya added this to woniya's ideas
December 29, 2012
I like these two earthy colors
lyduff added this to computer room
December 28, 2012
use glass jars and baskets for gift tags, bows etc.
bradropp added this to Laundry room
December 28, 2012
basement reno, craft room
bharatcnm added this to bharatcnm's ideas
December 27, 2012
pic2
sixwinters added this to Laundry Room
December 26, 2012
gift wrap?
J Sondag added this to Office
December 26, 2012
Sink in office/craft room!!
crlui added this to MUDROOM
December 24, 2012
like the concrete walls here + using something like a granite for the countertop.
booboogee added this to booboogee's ideas
December 23, 2012
Paper roll for contractor paper
Stephanie Dyer Interior + Product Design added this to Kitchens
December 16, 2012
Love plaster and wood together...
lfitzkee added this to lfitzkee's Ideas
December 15, 2012
Earthy and calm
idnewfarg added this to Future Loft
December 13, 2012
craft/wrapping station
mdietrich added this to Christmas
December 10, 2012
Stations...
maxim added this to maxim's Favorites
December 10, 2012
крутая цветовая гамма
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December 9, 2012
jordan peterson interior design added this to gift wrapping
December 9, 2012
jars and baskets of package add-ons
neilfrank added this to neilfrank's Ideas
December 8, 2012
like the cabinets
javv added this to javv's ideas
December 7, 2012
concrete wall for garage
harshaniy added this to harshaniy's ideas
December 6, 2012
pantry
dreickelberg added this to dreickelberg's ideas
December 5, 2012
Office hallway-storage
fraufurtado added this to fraufurtado's Ideas
December 5, 2012
finishings
Jan Tolman added this to Practical or clever household ideas
December 4, 2012
wrapping center with baskets of ribbons and bows.
purpleelviscat650 added this to purpleelviscat650's ideas
December 4, 2012
Gift wrapping, garden shed, + L/R
mayvazq added this to Laundry Room
December 4, 2012
like the shelfs running across
manalibothra added this to manalibothra's ideas
December 4, 2012
kitchen
okeydoekey added this to okeydoekey's ideas
December 4, 2012
Laundry Room
amkillean added this to Spruce Road
December 4, 2012
Garage
courtneywells added this to courtneywells's Ideas
December 3, 2012
Laundry room
scotlind05257 added this to scotlind05257's ideas
December 3, 2012
I like this kitchen setup.
Joy Morris added this to joymorris's ideas
December 3, 2012
Craft room
mwjanie added this to mwjanie's ideas
December 3, 2012
MS room
Nate Kinnison Photography added this to Nate | I Dig
December 3, 2012
Long paper rolls
moonunit19 added this to moonunit19's ideas
December 3, 2012
Fabulous for Basement reno
gscofield added this to gscofield's ideas
December 3, 2012
gift wrapping/ craft station
melissaallen23 added this to melissaallen23's ideas
December 3, 2012
everything!
tworiverdesign added this to craft station
December 3, 2012
wrapping ,garden, crafts
showersun added this to Kitchen
December 3, 2012
Cabinets, countertop, basket
seesaydoo added this to kitchens
December 3, 2012
kitchen - good storage
paddo added this to paddo's ideas
December 2, 2012
Wrapping
shahzadmunir added this to shahzadmunir's ideas
December 2, 2012
pi
akilamsg added this to akilamsg's ideas
December 2, 2012
open self546
Zach Splaingard added this to zach_splaingard's Ideas
December 2, 2012
Really nice colors and layout.
glendamacc added this to Kitchen
December 2, 2012
grey with woods and natural accents
catwisper added this to catwisper's ideas
December 2, 2012
craft/laundry
marilaurgarner added this to new ideas
December 2, 2012
craft room
heathermoyer21 added this to heathermoyer21's ideas
December 2, 2012
Love
Miyoung Chiangi added this to tcshadow's ideas
December 2, 2012
craft room
Terri-Anne Taylor added this to Laundry
December 2, 2012
Shelving arrangement
christianlahaye added this to christianlahaye's ideas
December 2, 2012
rouleaux pr papiers
Allegro Construction added this to anncchoplin's ideas
December 2, 2012
Laundry/Pantry
kathie34 added this to kathie34's ideas
December 2, 2012
great storage and work table idea
hdrams added this to Laundry
December 2, 2012
Wrapping paper storage
avarga added this to Laundry room
December 2, 2012
Love, love, love
kveljkovic added this to kveljkovic
December 2, 2012
everything
mgambel added this to mgambel's ideas
December 2, 2012
wrapping
edrad3 added this to edrad3's ideas
December 2, 2012
Refrig on left - closed cabinet doors (4) - open shelves (mirror backing) - closed shelves on bottom with molding design (BCC)
smulou added this to smulou's ideas
December 2, 2012
Garage look?
jodij added this to jodij's ideas
December 2, 2012
gift wrapping area
missmeliss1103 added this to wrapping room
December 2, 2012
open shelves
Lisa Harmon Design added this to Workroom
December 2, 2012
Shipping Station
katgarcia added this to katgarcia's ideas
December 2, 2012
eco friendly
Callaway added this to Mudroom
November 29, 2012
colors
lmmteach added this to laundry room
November 28, 2012
tinfoil, etc
jsipinc added this to jsipinc's Ideas
November 28, 2012
Garage organization
angieg added this to angieg's ideas
November 28, 2012
Designer Kathryn Donovan says "It's a gift wrapping center, a garden shed, a laundry room, the place where she bastes the turkey during Thanksgiving and one of her go-to me-time spots in the house."
jillianglenn added this to tamarack
November 4, 2012
Color combination
thearps added this to thearps's Favorites
October 30, 2012
laundry #4
kbeves added this to LAUNDRYROOM
October 16, 2012
paper rolls in laundry area
npasha added this to npasha's Ideas
August 13, 2012
Laundry room
suessjl added this to Final Look
August 4, 2012
Laundry View 2
cindybriggs added this to cindybriggs's Ideas
August 1, 2012
Jars and baskets. Long shelves
debdarnell added this to debdarnell's Favorites
July 21, 2012
Open shelves above tcounte
jbarlow2 added this to kitchen
June 22, 2012
metal shelf bracket
moniker91 added this to moniker91's Favorites
May 15, 2012
Open shelves with slab cabinets
marilynarroyo added this to marilynarroyo's ideas
April 25, 2012
like the space for wrapping paper and supplies
sbilbey added this to back entry
April 10, 2012
Open shelves
maureenmann added this to Craft Room
April 10, 2012
craft room ideas
joeyca added this to Shana's laundry Ideas
April 9, 2012
cabinet style
cmadion added this to cmadion's remodel ideas
March 25, 2012
long counter for projects, wrapping, laundry folding...
house459 added this to Laundry Room
March 7, 2012
Wrapping Paper Rolls in the shelving
tracywadas added this to Mud room/laundry
March 3, 2012
Wide shelves for wrapping paper
Stephanie Morrison added this to Laundry Room
February 26, 2012
colors, warmth
bvichree added this to Mud room
February 21, 2012
Long open shelves
faysommerville added this to faysommerville's ideas
February 9, 2012
cupboard for laundry, add pole for hanging shirts
orianawood added this to orianawood's Favorites
February 6, 2012
Shelves and large jars
dnise added this to dnise's ideas
January 30, 2012
Shelves laundry
kathrynleaning added this to kathrynleaning's ideas
January 18, 2012
Natural
ASKO Appliances, Inc. added this to Laundry Rooms
January 13, 2012
Everything is tucked away neatly! Here's a different twist on color choice.
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January 13, 2012
Containers/jars
rtcampbell4 added this to Mudroom
January 8, 2012
Paper rolls Open Shelving
sparkygirlz added this to boatright6417's Favorites
January 7, 2012
Use ideas for bar
bvogt added this to bvogt's ideas
January 3, 2012
open shelving
mrgdallas added this to mrgdallas's ideas
January 2, 2012
Like the open shelves
kimeley added this to laundry room
December 29, 2011
GIFT WRAP STATION
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December 28, 2011
laundry/craft
lolson added this to lolson's ideas
December 21, 2011
exposed storage, materials.
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November 29, 2011
things on shelves for laundry room
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