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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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Heidi Adams wrote:
Faucet - Could you tell me where I can find this swivel faucet design?
   Comment   September 26, 2012
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Leslie Stevens
Thank you so much, this helps…I want to try to have one built in our mud room in our farm house we are building.
November 22, 2013 at 6:18pm   
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This provides hot and cold water as necessary.
November 25, 2013 at 6:30am   
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Cait Polster wrote:
On the Wall - Where can I find the wooden clothes hanger?
   Comment   August 20, 2012
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Sorry, this clothes hanger is an antique salvaged by the homeowner over many years of collecting.
Hope that helps!
September 7, 2012 at 1:58pm   
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Designer for Triton Homes, Owner Triton Interiors wrote:
Can you tell the size of this doggy bathtub? Thank you
   Comment   August 16, 2012
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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.
Hope that helps!
August 17, 2012 at 6:26am     
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emill1 wrote:
What brand are the faucets here in your beautiful tiled?
   Comment   March 16, 2012
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That is a wall mounted country kitchen swing arm pot filler and handshower by Rohl.
April 6, 2013 at 11:56am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The mudroom is a great example of how hardworking the spaces in this house are, as it multitasks in so many ways. Because the client is also an avid gardener, there is a pot filler for watering cans in the dog shower. Overhead, the mahogany countertop can be extended over the dog shower, extending a surface for folding and sorting laundry. A cabinet over the machines offers more storage. Not pictured are a tiny office at the other end of this space and the pantry. There is also a powder room in this small area.

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chopperdoll added this to laundry rooms
last Thursday
Dog shower
jenniferom added this to jenniferom's Ideas
last Tuesday
Cleaning area
Sabiha Bandukra added this to laundry room
last Tuesday
Dog shower
Travis Smith Design Co. added this to Babb
last Tuesday
Dog Wash
jwm1960 added this to BFD133
last Monday
back foyer dog wash
cathair4 added this to laundry
April 13, 2014
Pet shower
peachesncream95 added this to Laundry & Mudrooms
April 11, 2014
Dog shower
gcmarks added this to laundry room
April 10, 2014
Dog bathing area
Elaine Dwyer added this to elaine_dwyer8320975's Ideas
April 8, 2014
Dogs bath
ssimerly added this to Laundry room
April 5, 2014
towel rack for dog shower
jennyannehenderson added this to Laundries
April 4, 2014
Love the dog wash
manntice added this to Laundry room
April 3, 2014
shelf over dog wash statioin
bigaggie1 added this to dog wash
April 2, 2014
Tile work nice. Not sure about the handles. Want it to be raised a little bit with a ledge to kneel on.
jdesel added this to jdesel's Ideas
March 31, 2014
Dog bath
Anna Birosel added this to Dog Solutions
March 31, 2014
countertop solution
moushi12 added this to New House
March 31, 2014
Dog/laundry room
khersel added this to khersel's Ideas
March 30, 2014
MaplehillInteriors and Antiques added this to joresta's ideas
March 29, 2014
dog shower hardware
ruechardon added this to Our house
March 28, 2014
Dog and rinse or drip sink. Hang wet laundry above it?
frasan added this to frasan's Ideas
March 26, 2014
mhbasso added this to mhbasso's Ideas
March 25, 2014
jackiearnold23 added this to jackiearnold23's Ideas
March 19, 2014
Shower for sammie
Stephanie Fox added this to Sandringham ideas
March 18, 2014
Here is an idea if Mike doesn't let me have the pet room…could do it in laundry room.
Cassie Diaz-Bello added this to webuser_4942615's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Dog wash with removable counter top
kimlangeler added this to kimlangeler's ideas
March 14, 2014
Counter slides over dog bath area when not in use.
davidhgwyn added this to davidhgwyn's ideas
March 12, 2014
dog shower
tnajah added this to tnajah's Ideas
March 6, 2014
So cute...doggie spa
lah112404 added this to lah112404's Ideas
March 5, 2014
cpollie added this to Cottage
March 5, 2014
The mudroom is a great example of how hardworking the spaces in this house are, as it multitasks in so many ways. Because the client is also an avid gardener, there is a pot filler for watering cans in the dog shower. Overhead, the mahogany countertop can be extended over the dog shower, extending a surface for folding and sorting laundry.
slowdrover added this to Mudroom
March 2, 2014
dog shower, plant watering
jlyions added this to jlyions's Ideas
March 2, 2014
dog bath
1draper added this to 1draper's Ideas
February 28, 2014
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February 22, 2014
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February 19, 2014
Dog shower
Kinneri Patel added this to kinneri_patel's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Sliding extra countertop when not using dog bath
shambles22 added this to 111parkerideas
February 18, 2014
like this is a dogwash but with a lower front wall
dottrotcabin added this to dottrotcabin's Ideas
February 9, 2014
dog bath
Karen Robinson added this to Foyers & Mudrooms
February 7, 2014
Tiled dog shower in mudroom - 25 inches deep, 32 inches wide with the front shelf at 20 inches high and the back wall is 36 inches high. The "shower head" is a Rohl 24" pot filler with an attached shower head (nickel finish). Note the routed out mahogany strip along the back and right walls and along the counter end at left - that's to hold a removable section of countertop when you need it to fold clothes on the counter. So clever.
tsenat added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 5, 2014
love the dog shower
jdpetrilla added this to Sunset Oaks
February 5, 2014
Doggie shower/ wash tub in laundry room
tborch21 added this to laundry room
February 5, 2014
love the doggie bathtub
adri1970 added this to Habitacion de servicio
February 4, 2014
Borde ancho para sentarse mientras baño a las perras
harrisonhome1 added this to harrisonhome1's ideas
February 3, 2014
dog bath with slide in counter above
Kara McCormick added this to Laundry
February 2, 2014
tea towel drying rack
Connie Yurkus added this to Laundry Room
February 2, 2014
Dog shower, mud this idea. Wish...
pjfirefly added this to pjfirefly's ideas
February 2, 2014
Wash room sink
crotty added this to crotty's ideas
February 1, 2014
higher ledge and don't have to totally lean over
jbritain added this to Utility/ Craft
January 31, 2014
Dog wash could also be used to wash boots, equipment,e etc. love drying rack
Heather Beyerle added this to heather8cake's ideas
January 31, 2014
washtub for dirty kids
cbsharples added this to Laundry
January 30, 2014
what a centre of conversation.
rlzug added this to house
January 30, 2014
dog shower- with a sitting spot on the edge for me to wash them
cart9099 added this to Laundry/mud room
January 29, 2014
dog bathing
tarynh423 added this to Laundry room
January 26, 2014
Dog shower
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January 26, 2014
Dog bath
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January 26, 2014
chair rail extension over wood counter carries into cabinet being stood off counter.laundry/franklin
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January 24, 2014
Помывка собаки
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January 23, 2014
These built-in bookcases help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures. Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
DeLeers Construction, Inc. added this to Dog Gone Crazy
January 20, 2014
Dog Gone Crazy, Dog Shower
tubandpife added this to Laundry room
January 20, 2014
How about this dog bath!
fcoop6 added this to mud room
January 18, 2014
Drying rack
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January 15, 2014
drying rack
argintiu added this to Laundry
January 14, 2014
extendable faucet for washing dirty feet!
mpeters55 added this to mudroom
January 14, 2014
more detail
gwennypoo9 added this to gwennypoo9's ideas
January 14, 2014
great idea!
dprescott added this to dprescott's ideas
January 13, 2014
dog wash
jpreston360 added this to laundry room
January 12, 2014
instead of wash tub
lkitchens added this to T - downstairs
January 11, 2014
laundry and dog bath
Christian & Shawn added this to pets
January 11, 2014
Dog washing
tonihaas added this to tonihaas's Ideas
January 8, 2014
second image of dog shower/note that dop can be slipped on for folding counter.
oceanic301 added this to oceanic301's ideas
January 5, 2014
cleaning cloth dry stand on top corner
mtchater added this to Mudrooms
January 5, 2014
Great towel rack and great dog bath
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January 5, 2014
Dog washing station
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January 4, 2014
dog washing
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January 4, 2014
Dog shower!
cindapmd added this to cindapmd's Ideas
January 3, 2014
counter can be extended folded down over shower. Large drip towel racks above dog shower. Elevate it a little, and then put the front ledge too. LOVE
Clicker added this to themed spaces
January 3, 2014
slide out counter top!
leslie39504 added this to new house ideas
January 2, 2014
dog bath
thunderlady17 added this to Laundry Room, mud room
January 1, 2014
Dog bath
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January 1, 2014
Dog wash
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January 1, 2014
Utility room
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December 31, 2013
colors and stule
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December 31, 2013
dog wash
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December 31, 2013
heidi: dogwasher/plant waterer
hhyland added this to Laundry/Mud Room
December 30, 2013
breadboard shelf
mellle added this to mellle kitchen
December 29, 2013
2/2, countertop over laun tub; pot-filler faucet 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.
Marva Coward added this to Ideal kitchens
December 28, 2013
I like the idea of having a mud room, laundry room, and a dog shower all in one space.
sjmurph14 added this to Mud Room
December 23, 2013
Dog shower.
delorisguillen added this to delorisguillen's Ideas
December 22, 2013
Dog bath
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December 22, 2013
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December 22, 2013
pet bath
rendonluis added this to rendonluis's Ideas
December 13, 2013
Poner esto en cuarto de lavado, tarja
dbooth5433 added this to dbooth5433's ideas
December 8, 2013
love the "dog shower
megfite01 added this to laundry rooms
December 7, 2013
Dog bath
Alicia Crise added this to dream house
December 7, 2013
Dog tub
artpaw added this to laundry
December 4, 2013
cute doggy bath
melvi33 added this to Laundry
December 3, 2013
dog shower with towel rack above
radele added this to Mats Mats home
December 2, 2013
Wow! Love this idea....sliding counter top over dog bath utilizing same plumbing as washer. Drying rack above. Works for washing fleeces, too.
cherie181 added this to laundry room
November 29, 2013
dog shower
sjrwells added this to sjrwells's ideas
November 27, 2013
Dog shower in laundry room:-)
cheriei added this to cheriei's Ideas
November 26, 2013
Tile is beautiful
beckymartineau added this to mudroom
November 25, 2013
dog bath-tub
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November 25, 2013
Dog shower
droeseyv added this to great ideas
November 24, 2013
Dog wash station!!!
ivawitt added this to ivawitt's ideas
November 24, 2013
Best area to meet those dirty dawgs and big kids in and drop the outerwear on the way in.
Jean Scott added this to Laundry
November 23, 2013
cool dog bath idea
elke added this to Interior ideas
November 23, 2013
tiles, colors
Amy Sanford added this to Mud room
November 19, 2013
lrykiel18 added this to lrykiel18's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Dog shower
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November 10, 2013
removable counter
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November 9, 2013
Banho para cachorro
kmay34 added this to Laundry
November 9, 2013
dog bath
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November 8, 2013
dog shower
hilgiggles added this to hilgiggles's ideas
November 7, 2013
Like the drying rack
rwohlrabe added this to Utility sinks
November 3, 2013
Look at hanger
srcal66 added this to Pet room
November 2, 2013
Dog shower
dorymunder added this to dory's laundry/mudroom
November 1, 2013
Dog shower in laundry room
jodydp added this to Dream home
October 29, 2013
Wish I ha room for this
lvn42day added this to Bath / Utility Room Ideas
October 29, 2013
Pet wash area. Love it.
littlebuddy22002 added this to New House
October 28, 2013
dog bath
pattyandbill added this to Laundry Room
October 27, 2013
Here is a better look at the plumbing
jmaddendvm added this to laundry/mud room
October 27, 2013
Dog wash!
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October 26, 2013
dog wash
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October 25, 2013
Ryan Behrens added this to Laundry Room
October 21, 2013
Dog Shower in Laundry room
sarahpolo added this to sarahpolo's Ideas
October 21, 2013
Mud room ,tiled dog wash ,front seat
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October 20, 2013
Dog shower
ajtowle added this to Laundry Room
October 20, 2013
Mahogany counter extends for folding. Cabinets above
Karen Van Scoyk added this to karen_vanscoyk's ideas
October 20, 2013
Includes dog wash
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October 20, 2013
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October 20, 2013
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October 17, 2013
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October 16, 2013
Dog bath
mbunbury added this to Accessories
October 16, 2013
Love the wood rack. Like this for kitchen and laundry room.
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October 14, 2013
Love the tiles, swivel faucet and hand-held shower- also the pull-out basin cover for additional counter space when needed!
joannleger added this to joannleger's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Doggie tub
househobby added this to househobby's ideas
October 11, 2013
Dog wash in mudroom
Susan Graby added this to MISC
October 9, 2013
dog bath
jpluese added this to Laundry room
October 7, 2013
Dog shower
Shannon Smithberger added this to shannon_smithberger's Ideas
October 6, 2013
laundry tub
Trademark Building Company added this to Laundry Room
October 5, 2013
Dog shower
Hillary B added this to For The Puppies
October 2, 2013
Dog station in the laundry room.
elizabethchappuis added this to elizabethchappuis's Ideas
October 2, 2013
Laundry sink
jmseale added this to Laundry/Dog Room
September 30, 2013
Small but efficient bath for dogs or whatever other large things need rinsing off. Room is beautiful as well as functional.
bridgenet added this to Laundry
September 28, 2013
Old drying rack mounted on wall - simply beautiful!
mvpenny added this to mvpenny's Ideas
September 27, 2013
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September 26, 2013
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September 18, 2013
drying rack
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September 18, 2013
dog tub
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September 17, 2013
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dog shower
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September 15, 2013
drying rack
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September 13, 2013
Dog wash
cljanney added this to Laundry Room ideas
September 11, 2013
doggy sink
pollynne added this to phu quoc laundry room
September 10, 2013
Tobi's shower
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September 7, 2013
great solution for mudroom!
maxcjm added this to Mudroom / laundry
September 5, 2013
removable shelf over shower area
Janet Coffey added this to janet_coffey's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Dog bath
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September 2, 2013
towel racks
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September 2, 2013
old drying rack
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September 2, 2013
susiede added this to wash dogs
September 1, 2013
wash dogs
hzjeanne added this to hzjeanne's ideas
August 31, 2013
drying rack and pull out shelf above tub
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August 28, 2013
dog shower
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August 28, 2013
doggy shower!
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August 27, 2013
Dog shower
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August 26, 2013
Dog shower for MAPLE
Sandy Kemp added this to Laundry
August 26, 2013
Great for washing off muddy riding boots etc.
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August 26, 2013
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August 25, 2013
Rack en bois
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August 23, 2013
Dog shower !!!!!
anncams added this to anncams's ideas
August 22, 2013
cool dog tub
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August 21, 2013
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August 18, 2013
Rick & Di Cline added this to MUST HAVES
August 18, 2013
what is there to say
juliefortunato added this to exteriors
August 18, 2013
dog washing station
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August 17, 2013
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August 16, 2013
More detail of the dog-shower (with pull out bench)
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August 12, 2013
dog shower!
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August 10, 2013
old style drying rack
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August 8, 2013
hanging thing
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August 8, 2013
dog shower.
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August 7, 2013
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August 7, 2013
my dogs HATE the water hose & I HATE the thought of dogs in my bathtub! this would solve that problem.
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August 4, 2013
a sink like this, low and wide would be useful, rather than a normal stainless steel one
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August 4, 2013
dog wash station
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August 4, 2013
Tiles and colors
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August 4, 2013
Dog bath / laundry sink
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August 3, 2013
mud room
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August 3, 2013
Dog shower
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August 3, 2013
closer pic of dog bath
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August 2, 2013
hand held shower/sink
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August 2, 2013
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July 31, 2013
dog shower
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