Utah Style and Design

Fresh Spin: Updated Laundry Rooms

April 10, 2017

Written by: Brad Mee

One of the most versatile and hardest working spaces in Utah homes, today’s laundry room is awash in style and fully loaded with fabulous, functional features.

  1. Porcelain tile floors, leather-finished granite countertops and storage-rich cabinets fill this Holladay home’s laundry room with practicality and fresh style. Interior designer Kristin Rocke contrasted the light and dark surfaces to add a hit of drama while choosing classic door fronts and a lantern pendant to bestow timeless flair. In the corner cabinet, a pie-shaped Lazy Susan houses easily-accessed vases and open shelves hold grab-and-go baskets.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  2. “We wanted a multi-purpose space that would work for laundry, crafts, wrapping and work,” says interior designer Caitlin Creer, who worked with homeowner LeeAnn Myers to create this spacious, light-filled room. Navy cabinets by Christopher Scott Cabinetry pair with a backsplash wall of brown hand-formed tile, a herringbone patterned floor and a mix of quartz and butcher block countertops to give the versatile room a fresh take on farmhouse style. Midway home by Lane Myers Construction.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  3. Shiplap walls, a farmhouse sink and a custom ceramic-tile patterned floor foster the classic coastal feeling of a Holladay home’s spacious laundry room designed by Elizabeth Kimberly Design and built by Jackson & Leroy. Painted a soft gray, custom cabinets provide abundant storage space, as do deep shelves sized to fit a collection of striped baskets. A wide counter topped in Caesarstone stows a trio of laundry bins below.

    Photo by: Joshua Caldwell

  4. In Bountiful, designer/architect Robert McArthur added a skylight to deliver light to a windowless laundry room and used shelves and open cabinets to create a feeling of openness and space. Custom copper-finished tiles and hand-made accent garden tiles animate the room, as does a large-floral wall covering. ”Wallpaper adds a little drama to the mundane task of doing laundry,” he says. An expandable, hanging rack adds function and flexibility.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  5. In Park City, designer Jenny Samuelson chose pale yellow cabinets, light gray walls and white trim to cheer a vintage-style laundry room. Hex floor tiles, a rolling laundry cart and classic ceiling-mounted lights foster the timeless design, as do even the small details including glass knobs and a wall-mounted ironing board.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  6. Surprising details can elevate the style of even the most practical of spaces. In this Midway home, Caitlin Creer and LeeAnn Myers charmed a small laundry room with patterned flooring and an interior dutch door. Hushed-toned walls painted with Benjamin Moore’s Collingwood offsets the laundry room’s fresh white trim, door and appliances.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  7. In a contemporary Holladay home’s light-filled laundry room, a polished nickel industrial light fixture hangs above a custom work table island made of powder-coated gray steel and raw-oak slabs. The table provides an ideal place to fold clothes or spread out a project, and its shelves stow laundry baskets below. Concrete floor tiles energize the space and stainless steel countertops foster its functionality. Interior design: Elizabeth Kimberly Design; Contractor: Jackson & Leroy.

    Photo by: Joshua Caldwell

  8. In Lehi, a contemporary sitting room doubles as a laundry space and craft room. Sleek white cabinets hide the washer and dryer while a peninsula designed with a waterfall countertop provides a place to fold clothes or sit while working on homework and projects. Design by Ezra Lee Design + Build; cabinets by Marwood Design.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

  9. A Visual Comfort pendant illuminates a Holladay-area laundry room completely clad in Schumacher wallpaper. “All the pattern makes the room really festive and fun to be in,” says interior designer Anne-Marie Barton. Rather than conceal the appliances behind cabinetry, she “celebrated” them by leaving them open to the practical, yet pretty, room. An upholstered window bench rests on cabinetry by Premier Woodwork, and tile flooring resembling wood planks flows throughout.

    Photo by: Scot Zimmerman

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