HGTV Dream Home 2012: Laundry Room Pictures

A focus on style in a highly functional space proves a win for interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • Locker-style, maple cabinetry in a dark coffee finish offers shelves of storage space for cleaning supplies, pet food and fishing gear that may happen to spill over from the changing room.

  • Coarse and grainy in appearance, natural quartz countertops pop against the dark cabinetry. The work surface is an ideal space on which to spread out crafts or focus on laundry-day tasks.

  • Steel pendants, inspired by the design of vintage photo studio lights, shine a spotlight on projects and also exude industrial-chic style.

  • A twisted seagrass serving tray corrals treat-filled canister jars. Turquoise-blue accessories and grooming tools pop against desert-green walls.

  • Accommodations are made for the occasional accident in this pet-friendly home. Stain- and odor-fighting detergents for carpet and upholstery are stored within easy reach.

  • An undermount sink, positioned beneath the window to capitalize on views, is paired with a pull-down, gooseneck-style faucet.

  • Out of sight excluding occasions when units are being loaded or unloaded, energy-efficient washers and dryers, integrated in cabinetry design, accommodate the needs of large groups.

  • A poplar-wood wall clock continues the room's focus on easy, effortless style.

  • An unfinished acacia-wood lamp and bouquet of plum hydrangea lend visual interest on the countertop.

  • The laundry room doubles as a pet grooming station, with pin brushes, nail clippers and shampoo stowed in a faux-bois accessory tray.

  • Blotting clothes, stored in the laundry room and within easy reach of carpeted spaces, make quick work of food spills and potential stain makers.

  • A cozy corner is reserved for the family pet, with a pet bed, stainless steel feeding bowls and toys carving out the dedicated space.

  • A reccurring design feature, a peg rail provides space to stow pet coats, leashes and rope toys.

  • A collection of cuddly critters and chew toys adds graphic detail and a dose of high-voltage color in the room's far corner.

  • The clean, contemporary lines of cabinetry belie the room's task-oriented focus.

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