Chic ChateauTraditional Laundry Room, Chicago
Laundry Room with farmhouse sink, light wood cabinets and an adorable puppy
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On a shelf under a sink. What could be more convenient than placing pet bowls under a sink, for easy water bowl refilling and food storage? The owners of this Glenview, Illinois, home wanted the space to function as a laundry room, while also acting as a mudroom and family workshop, says Anthony Perry of A. Perry Homes, which created the space. The oversize farm-style sink is used for cleaning muddy paws, as well as for art projects and gardening.
6. Consider the details. Just because it’s a laundry room that few people but you visit doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look stylish and personalized. If you’re designing a laundry room, think about how you could make your space stand out — even if it’s just to you. This detailed space includes patterned floor tile, a leafy view, an extra-large sink, pet-friendly additions, a message chalkboard and a custom mahogany arch-top door. Terra-cotta floor tile: Lombardia 4, Tabarka Studio; apron-front sink: Shaws via Rohl; single-handle pull-down faucet: Artesso, Brizo; entry door: Glenview Doors; countertop: Caesarstone in Pebble with honed finish
The space under a utility sink is prime for a domesticated version of a trough. Pet bowls slip right into custom holes for easy filling. They stay in place rather than sliding all over the floor when a hungry dog is going to town on them.
3. Bright and Open Designers: Anthony Perry of A. Perry Homes (architect) and James Dolenc of jamesthomas Interiors (interior designer)Location: Glenview, Illinois Size: About 140 square feet (13 square meters); 10 by 14 feet (3 by 4.2 meters)Homeowners’ request: A bright mudroom, family workshop and laundry space with room to store and clean kids’ sports gear and a place for the family dog to eat and drink. Special features: Lots of storage. Pet-food storage and bowls. Chalkboard message center. Custom mahogany arch-top entry door with seeded glass. Terra-cotta French-country-style floor tile. Custom inset cabinetry with custom hardware. Oversized farm-style sink — “useful for cleaning, art projects, gardening and even those muddy pet feet,” architect Anthony Perry says. Designer secret: “The primary factor behind the success of this room is the abundant natural light and the carefully controlled and directed views,” Perry says. “Such views were carefully considered both within the interior, from adjacent spaces, but also to the exterior.”Also on the team: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath (cabinet designer)Lombardia 4 terra-cotta floor tile: Tabarka Studio; Shaws classic apron-front sink: Rohl; Artesso single-handle pull-down faucet: Brizo; entry door: Glenview Doors; countertop: Caesarstone in Pebble with honed finish See more of this home