MainStreet Design Build
On April 22, 2013, MainStreet Design Build began a 6-month construction project that ended November 1, 2013 with a beautiful 655 square foot addition off the rear of this client's home. The addition included this gorgeous custom kitchen, a large mudroom with a locker for everyone in the house, a brand new laundry room and 3rd car garage. As part of the renovation, a 2nd floor closet was also converted into a full bathroom, attached to a child’s bedroom; the formal living room and dining room were opened up to one another with custom columns that coordinated with existing columns in the family room and kitchen; and the front entry stairwell received a complete re-design.KateBenjamin Photography
MainStreet Design Build
The unique design challenge in this early 20th century Georgian Colonial was the complete disconnect of the kitchen to the rest of the home. In order to enter the kitchen, you were required to walk through a formal space. The homeowners wanted to connect the kitchen and garage through an informal area, which resulted in building an addition off the rear of the garage. This new space integrated a laundry room, mudroom and informal entry into the re-designed kitchen. Additionally, 25” was taken out of the oversized formal dining room and added to the kitchen. This gave the extra room necessary to make significant changes to the layout and traffic pattern in the kitchen. Beth Singer Photography
Original to the home was a beautiful stained glass window. The homeowner’s wanted to reuse it and since the laundry room had no exterior window, it was perfect. Natural light from the skylight above the back stairway filters through it and illuminates the laundry room. What was an otherwise mundane space now showcases a beautiful art piece. The room also features one of Cambria’s newest counter top colors, Parys. The rich blue and gray tones are seen again in the blue wall paint and the stainless steel sink and faucet finish. Twin Cities Closet Company provided for this small space making the most of every square inch.
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Who wouldn't want a laundry room like this? Organized, clean, storage, storage and more storage! There is even a place for sewing and crafts. Since there is no natural light in this room, can lighting, under cabinet lighting coupled with light colored cabinets, provide a cheerful and bright environment for all sorts of projects, including laundry.
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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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This light filled laundry room is as functional as it is beautiful. It features a vented clothes drying cabinet, complete with a hanging rod for air drying clothes and pullout mesh racks for drying t-shirts or delicates. The handy dog shower makes it easier to keep Fido clean and the full height wall tile makes cleaning a breeze. Open shelves above the dog shower provide a handy spot for rolled up towels, dog shampoo and dog treats. A laundry soaking sink, a custom pullout cabinet for hanging mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies, and ample cabinet storage make this a dream laundry room. Design accents include a fun octagon wall tile and a whimsical gold basket light fixture.
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This little laundry room uses hidden tricks to modernize and maximize limited space. The main wall features bumped out upper cabinets above the washing machine for increased storage and easy access. Next to the cabinets are open shelves that allow space for the air vent on the back wall. This fan was faux painted to match the cabinets - blending in so well you wouldn’t even know it’s there!Between the cabinetry and blue fantasy marble countertop sits a luxuriously tiled backsplash. This beautiful backsplash hides the door to necessary valves, its outline barely visible while allowing easy access. Making the room brighter are light, textured walls, under cabinet, and updated lighting. Though you can’t see it in the photos, one more trick was used: the door was changed to smaller french doors, so when open, they are not in the middle of the room. Door backs are covered in the same wallpaper as the rest of the room - making the doors look like part of the room, and increasing available space.
An entry area to the home, this family laundry room became a catch-all for coats, bags and shoes. It also served as the laundry hub with a collection of portable drying racks, storage shelves and furniture that did not optimize the available space and layout. The new design made the most of the unique space and delivered an organized and attractive mud and laundry room with bench seating, hooks for hanging jackets and laundry needs, integrated wall drying racks, and lots of convenient storage.
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The article you've provided delves into the details of a construction project undertaken by MainStreet Design Build, which involved a 655 square foot addition to a home, comprising a custom kitchen, mudroom, laundry room, and 3rd car garage. The project also included the conversion of a 2nd-floor closet into a full bathroom, as well as the re-design of the formal living room, dining room, and front entry stairwell. The unique design challenge in this project was the disconnect of the kitchen from the rest of the home, which was addressed by building an addition off the rear of the garage to integrate the kitchen, laundry room, and mudroom.
The renovation also focused on preserving original features of the home, such as a stained glass window, which was reused in the laundry room to bring in natural light. The laundry room was designed with functional features like ample storage, sewing and crafts areas, and clever lighting solutions to create a cheerful and bright environment. Additionally, other concepts explored in the article include the use of specific materials and colors, such as Cambria’s Parys countertop color, mahogany countertops, antique drying racks, and marble checkerboard floors to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the spaces.
The laundry room designs showcased in the article range from traditional to transitional, featuring elements such as undermount sinks, shaker cabinets, farmhouse sinks, stacked washers and dryers, and creative storage solutions. The integration of functional elements like dog showers, soaking sinks, and organized storage reflects a contemporary approach to laundry room design, catering to the diverse needs of homeowners.
Overall, the article provides a comprehensive overview of the construction and renovation project, highlighting the thoughtful integration of design elements, preservation of original features, and the seamless blending of functionality and aesthetics to create stunning living spaces.