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Stunning laundry room, mud room & dog shower traditional laundry room

Stunning laundry room, mud room & dog shower

Moving the washer/dryer out of the kitchen into their own space was not a difficult decision. Meeting all of the programmatic requirements of this new room was a little trickier. Designing enough room to be able to wash the dogs and water houseplants, as well as folding laundry in a small space was solved by providing a removable countertop. When the counter is needed, the two pieces easily slide in place and they are pulled out of the way when the water is needed. When the dogs get a shower, the handspray works best, but for the plants the swing-arm potfiller serves optimally. The client had been saving these 19th century English transferware tiles for just such a project. The mahogany countertop, antique drying rack, windows and built-ins, and exquisite tile work make this a stunning room to do your laundry.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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thedunns3 wrote:
Dog Bath - Lovely laundry room. I have Googled dog bath dimensions & haven't come up with anything consistent. May I ask your dimensions? This photo has inspired me to make a change in our plans! Thank you- Ann in Southern California
   Comment   January 20, 2014
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This dog shower is 25 inches deep, 32 inches wide with the front shelf at 20 inches high. The back wall is 36 inches high. If you look closely you can also see a lip below the main shelf level - this allows the owner to put in some additional shelves (these happen to be mahogany) to extend the counter space when the shower isn't in use. This shower also serves to water house plants. Good luck with your project!
January 21, 2014 at 7:08pm     
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jessicalipiec wrote:
where did you get the faucet for the dog bath/laundry tub? - I want to do a similar dog bath in my laundry room and this faucet would work great!
   Comment   February 3, 2013
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That is a wall mounted country kitchen swing arm pot filler and handshower by Rohl.
February 5, 2013 at 12:06pm   
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lisawaldron wrote:
Where did you purchase the swivel towel rack?
   Comment   December 29, 2011
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While I have no idea where the homeowner got this one, these racks, which lift up or can be laid flat against the wall when not in use, and fan out like you see in this photo when raised, are very common vintage pieces that can be found pretty easily in rural antique mall type places, probably also on eBay. You just have to go trolling antique malls and keep your eyes open for one - hunting for it is part of the fun. And actually, I think Cracker Barrel, of all places, has repros - they have started carrying reproduction fireking-jadeite kitchen ware, made by the original manufacturer, Anchor-Hocking. Sorry for the little off-topic digression there!
January 16, 2012 at 5:37pm     
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Lisa Frederick added this to Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room
Pet area. This laundry space incorporates a custom dog shower, handy if you have the square footage. But you don't have to be that fancy. Just add a comfy dog bed, litter box or other designated area for your furry family members.

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Designing enough room to be able to wash the dogs and water houseplants, as well as folding laundry in a small space was solved by providing a removable countertop. When the counter is needed, the t...More 2
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Great idea
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on Sunday
Laundry area with dog shower.
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extend shelf over washer and dryer including dog wash station/mop bucket friendly wet area
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get to have bathtub with shower hose for dog or people coming off the beach.
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i see this in laundry room ....knee wall with low shower drain in floor
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Pet area. Maybe in garage
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Pet area. This laundry space incorporates a custom dog shower, handy if you have the square footage. But you don't have to be that fancy. Just add a comfy dog bed, litter box or other designated area for your furry family members.
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combine basement bathroom with laundry area- laundry sink in bathroom, shower for dog
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Countertop slides out for folding when you need it.
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Dog bath tub 2 Antique Cape Norwich VT
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dog wash in laundry room...plant watering too
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might be an interesting idea to do platform like this and use an old vintage china cabinet top - on top!
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Dog bath, mop wash area, and water plants
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Like folding shelf on top of washer & dryer and storage above
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Like dog bath!
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Beautiful tile even for the pups!
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Great for muddy kids AND pets!
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Perfect for a puppy
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Area to wash mud off of boots/shoes. Could considerably more shallow.
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Faucet hand sprayer and custom tiles...close up of previous #1 pic. I would also like to add a hardware type ring to tie dogs/stuff too to back wall of sink and also front wall (2 places)
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area to wash the dog!
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sink to wash dog
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like the lights up above too, and drying rack over bath good idea too
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movable countertop, handspray AND swing arm potfiller
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more details of dog bath/laundry sink. like the lights on ceiling too. washer dryer is kenmore elite,but I like top loader washer
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dog shower
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dog bath in mum's laundry
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Raised W/D and counter over. With dog bath and hangers
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dog shower - cabanon
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Now this is very cool
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This laundry space incorporates a custom dog shower, handy if you have the square footage.
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Laundry, pantry, pet washing area.
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