Stunning laundry room, mud room & dog showerTraditional Laundry Room, Burlington

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

Laundry room - traditional laundry room idea in Burlington with a side-by-side washer/dryer, brown countertops and beige walls —  Houzz
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jamog wrote:Dec 12, 2011
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    Villa Lagoon Tile
    Love it ! What a brilliant idea for a doggie scrub down zone ! Outdoors works fine in warm weather but winter is another matter. This is also a fine use for the Transferware tile. For those who do not have a collection of originals, we offer inexpensive reproductions at Villa Lagoon Tile.
disneybound wrote:Dec 3, 2011
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint on these walls are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The color is DKC-2, Latex Eggshell. The trim is DKC-54, Alkyd Satin.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint on these walls are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The color is DKC-2, Latex Eggshell. The trim is DKC-54, Alkyd Satin.
Jackie Cristiano wrote:Nov 24, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Thank you for the nice comments. Feedback like yours certainly helps keep it positive!
  • sabinewalsh

    Then let me add mine. This house is superb. One of my absolute favorites on Houzz. You have been most generous to share.

andreagreer wrote:Sep 21, 2013
  • Elizabeth Schwartz

    Can you tell me the brand of the faucet and how long is the hose? Thank you

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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    This faucet is from Rohl - their Country Collection - swing arm pot filler. The hoses are typically 60 inches long.

pixey wrote:Jun 7, 2013
akcorcoran wrote:Feb 20, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    I can see it in the image as I respond to this. I would recommend refreshing your browser, or going directly to our other images of this house called Antique Cape in Norwich Vermont and you will find it there.
  • Darlene Robertson
    This inspired me to add a dog wash sink to my remodel, Thanks!
Barack Romney wrote:Dec 6, 2012
  • gmoney65
    Dumb question!
  • jbaii
    His name is Rudder! He's definitely a dog.
Deb Palmatier wrote:Jan 4, 2012
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    Sandra Howie
    pottery barn has one and it is well priced
  • Sherri Kolber
    ballard design
STAK123 wrote:Dec 21, 2012
  • Debora Mehlhaff
    Can you tell me more about the vertical drying rack with the hand/tea towels on it?
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    These are an antique salvaged by our client.
Kellye Gaither wrote:Mar 28, 2016
prgoodson wrote:Jan 21, 2015
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    We are not at liberty to share that information. The tile is imported from England, so it is safe to say it was fairly expensive.
  • Theresa Holt
    My eye is twitching. prgoodson go over to Grainger.com and look at the large mop sinks. for a bigger dog you need at least a 36 inch. Make sure to use backer board made for water applications. Apply a water proofing membrane, Find some pretty tile. Tile and grout. Get a commercial restaurant dishwashing sprayer and......Presto! Chango!....... dog bath. GO PRINCETON!!!!
okiebound wrote:Apr 6, 2012
  • Becky Harris
    I believe that is an antique. This homeowner had amassed a house worth's of furniture for years while planning her renovation, including the tiles used in the dog bath.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Yes, this is from the homeowner's antique collection.
CFK Interiors wrote:Jan 8, 2012
  • Becky Harris
    Hi, they are the The LBL Lighting Bare Head Swivel I. If you click on "more info" underneath this picture, you'll get to this image's main page, which is tagged. When you hover your mouse over the picture, you'll see a green tag on the light that leads to more information.

    By the way, that's a dog shower they are over - I'm working on a Houzz Tour on this charming Cape right now - more info on it to come ;)
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    CFK Interiors
    Thank you! It's a great house!! :-)
corpster56 wrote:Aug 27, 2018
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Our client collected this antique as well as many other salvaged items that we incorporated into the design.

englshsttr wrote:Oct 25, 2017
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    I assume you meant "makes" the ceiling fixtures. Those are the LBL Bare Head Swivel I - these are MR16 bulbs and are integral to the design.

EE C wrote:Mar 12, 2017
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    This was another item our client had picked up over the years in planning her dream house to incorporate into the design - it was salvaged.

Breezy W. wrote:Jul 5, 2016
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    The paint in this home is from the Donald Kaufman Color Collection (by Pratt & Lambert) - the wainscot and trim is DKC-54 in an Alkyd Satin finish and the upper walls are DKC-2 also in an Alkyd Satin finish.

carafoshee wrote:Jun 28, 2016
flendon wrote:Nov 25, 2013
amackjr wrote:Nov 18, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The creamy walls in this room are DKC-2, in a Latex Eggshell finish.
cravats wrote:Oct 19, 2013
gud2bqueen wrote:Sep 14, 2013
janmerrick1123 wrote:Jul 28, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The walls of Laundry Room/Pantry are DKC-2 in a Latex Eggshell finish.
pixey wrote:Jun 7, 2013
nbimom wrote:Apr 11, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Both the ceiling and window trim are an Alkyd Satin finish. The paints for this home were from the Donald Kaufman Collection (by Pratt & Lambert).
Charlene Melson wrote:May 21, 2012
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Hello,
    It is approximately 11' - 4" wide x 8' - 2" deep. There are built-in cabinets on the right which take out 28 inches of useable space and the Washer/Dryer takes out an additional 34 inches, leaving 6' - 2" of useable floor space.
    Hope that helps!
biancac616 wrote:Feb 12, 2015
    wbogar wrote:Nov 25, 2013

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to 15 Doggone-Good Tips for a Pet Washing StationNov 6, 2013

      Incorporate your own style. This custom dog bath utilizes vintage tiles that the homeowner had been collecting for years.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Double-Duty Savvy: 10 Supersmart Laundry Room CombosJul 29, 2013

      7. Laundry room plus dog-washing station. The same rules can apply to dogs. The architects created a much-needed dog-washing spot adjacent to the laundry machines in this lovely home. They even integrated the client's hand-painted tiles into the doggie tub surround.See the rest of this antique Cape

      shane
      Shane D. Inman added this to 8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry RoomJul 14, 2013

      Dog washing tub. Every friend and neighbor with a pooch will be green with envy when you show them your personal dog washing station. This is a great addition for laundry rooms that have an entrance to the outdoors or a garage. Wash Fido's dirty paws and soiled fur before he comes into the house. Tip: Tiling the washing station and your laundry-room floors will make cleanup a cinch.

      lfrederick
      Lisa Frederick added this to How to Work With a PlumberAug 30, 2012

      Provide detailed information about the project. Any background you can tell the plumber, especially with regard to repairs, will help him or her determine the best solution or approach. For example, is the problem new or recurrent? Do you suspect a specific cause (e.g., an inappropriate object dropped into the garbage disposal)? Have you tried to fix it yourself? Unclutter the work zone. Your plumber will be able to operate more smoothly and efficiently if you clear out as much flotsam as possible. Keep pets and kids out of the way, too.

      vanessa_brunner
      Vanessa Brunner added this to Breathe Easier by Allergyproofing Your HomeApr 16, 2012

      More Allergy-Fighting Tips• Brush or wash any pets at least once a week to get rid of dander.• Close windows during pollen season — rely on air conditioning if you can.• Choose an air filter that has a small-particle or HEPA filter. Direct one toward your face while you sleep to guarantee a full night's rest.• Keep your home's temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity at 50 percent. Anything higher will create a breeding ground for dust mites and mold.• Take a shower right after doing any work outside to avoid spreading allergens and pollens inside.More:Spring Clean Your KitchenHouzz Rule: No Dogs Allowed?Tackle Home Junk With Proper Disposal

      danyelle
      Danyelle Mathews added this to Pamper Your Pooch With a Dog ShowerApr 13, 2012

      This pet bath shows that you don't have to give up style for function. The homeowner incorporated antique transferware tile that complements the room's decor.

      shane
      Shane D. Inman added this to Designer's Touch: 10 Tidy Laundry RoomsMar 31, 2012

      7. Pooch parlor. If you have extra space, extra dollars and extra pets, think about adding a doggie washing area in the laundry room. It's the perfect way to clean everything from clothes to paws.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Beautiful, Hardworking Cape RenovationJan 15, 2012

      The tiled area you see on the left is the dog shower. The client's collection of English transferware tiles was composed along with new tiles to adorn this area. "This was a labor of love," Smith says.The Moravian star pendant is from the client's collection, the smaller lights are LDLs. This is a perfect example of vintage and contemporary elements mixing together, as are the futuristic front-loading machines adjacent to the 100+-year-old transferware tiles.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      mail4moses
      Julie Moses added this to mud/laundry rooms6 days ago

      tiled dog wash next to washer/dryer!!

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