Current Project: Laundry Room Makeover

We are working on a laundry room makeover filled with neutral and natural elements and I thought it would be perfect to share here on the blog! This concept board is similar to what we present clients with (on a smaller scale) but we usually pair it with actual samples of certain items like fabrics, paint, etc. to help visualize the space! This is also similar to what you would get if you took advantage of our e-design service if you don't live in the Montreal area. 

This project is not a total gut, the client's existing cabinets will be used and we are not moving any elements in the room, so this laundry room makeover is actually quite affordable. I am still narrowing down the exact cement tiles that will be used and we still have to sample the paint, but as of now - this is the concept! I am thinking we may paint the walls and cabinets the same colour paired with a white trim and crown........

1. Cement Tile - A fun cement tile pattern will be used as a back splash on the wall behind the washer and dryer under the cabinets. I am leaning toward this option, but it it may change depending on the paint colour. 

2. Preserved boxwood for some hints of green in neutral earth-tone pots that will sit on the counter.

3. A polished nickel flush mount (polished nickel is slightly warmer than the typical chrome) and there isn't room for anything other than a flush mount fixture. Always keep in mind how many bulbs are in a fixture and what type of light the room requires. In this space, the flush mount will be the only lighting source, so three bulbs is necessary. 

4. Roman blind - There is a small window in the room and a custom roman blind will be just perfect. Still narrowing down the exact colour, but it will be a solid, linen material that will pair nicely with the cement tile back splash and won't completely block light from the window.

5. Woven laundry basket - Why use a plastic bin when you can incorporate a beautiful basket into your space?!

6. Butcher block counter top - This may be my favourite part of the room! As this is not a total gut, the butcher block counter top is a perfect replacement for the existing countertop and will add so much warmth and interest to the space. Butcher block is a great countertop option as it is extremely affordable and available in many different shades.

7. Paint - We have not sampled the colours yet, but I am leaning toward Sherwin Williams 'City Loft' - a perfect warm grey with taupe undertones.

8. Woven baskets - More baskets for storage!

9. Polished nickel knobs - These knobs were the first thing I chose for this room! As mentioned, polished nickel has a really nice tone to it that will look great with the other warm tones in the space.

10. Shaker style doors -  We will be replacing the existing bi-fold closet door with simple shaker style doors - a simple transformation that will give the space a whole new look!

11. Polished nickel door knobs - Again, continuing with the polished nickel, simple dummy knobs for the closet doors.

12. Black gallery frames & simple art - Very simple frames paired with simple custom art for the walls (will probably use three).

13. Runner - I purchased this runner from Zara Home a few months ago and it is perfect for this room. 

Laundry RoomsKelly Boyd