5280 Magazine Fall 2016 FeatureRustic Laundry Room, Denver
A cluttered suburban laundry room gets a makeover—cubbies and dog-wash station included.
Photography by S. Brenner
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Grooming. Pet washing stations can be quite handy, and the laundry is an ideal place for them. A dirty dog doesn’t make it past the mudroom before cleaning up, and they are also a good place to clean off muddy cleats and let snowy boots drip dry.
A special place for puppy. While you wash your clothes, you might as well rinse off Max’s or Bella’s feet. If you have made room in your laundry room for a pet — for bathing, feeding, sleeping or anything else — please tell us about it.
13. This remodeled laundry room called for more storage cubbies and a space to wash the dog. The room also includes tiny features that give small objects a place. Lost socks get clipped up above the counter, and the dog’s leash hangs up on the wall, ready for the next walk. See more of this laundry room