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
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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
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.
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.
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
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.