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4 stylish laundry room designs

Four laundry room designs that are bright, functional and fully styled.

Photography by Stacey Van Berkel

Design: Light and laid-back

The bright and airy coastal casual feel of this 5,000-squarefoot home on Prince Edward Island carries through to the mainfloor laundry room and mud room. Susan Snow, who designed the summer home for Calgary couple Susan and Shane Stark, applied beadboard to every wall in the space. “We wanted lots of charm in here, since it’s a passthrough from the back entrance,” she says. Two teenage daughters coming and going from the beach also required the room to be outfitted with a row of hooks for towels and totes and drawers for flip-flops.

Inspired by the home’s coastal surroundings, whites mingle with deep blues and subtle yellows for a scheme that evokes a charming, casual vibe. The jumping-off point was the deep-blue washer and dryer, which provide a big hit of colour in the predominantly white room. The stacked appliances are a space-saving solution that leaves room for valuable custom features like a built-in bench. Loads of storage solutions in the form of cabinetry and the built-in bench with drawers underneath mean that clutter is kept at bay.

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