Tuesday, October 26, 2010
DRAW INSPIRATION FROM TWO SQUEAKY-CLEAN LAUNDRIES THAT SUIT DIFFERENT NEEDS, AND THEN CHECK OUT OUR TIPS FOR CHOOSING WASHERS AND DRYERS.
The place tobe blank canvas + colorful appliances = one cool room
These homeowners wanted a warm and welcoming laundry room where they could do more than wash, rinse, and tumble dry.A comprehensive redo of their basement yielded a stylish, comfortable space that also serves as a home office and crafting area.The cheerful blueand-yellow palette was inspired by the must-have Glacier Blue washer and dryer, which are new and exclusive at Lowe’s.
ON THE SURFACE
1 Not just for housing dishes, maple kitchen cabinets work great for storage in a laundry area. Chosen in a bright, cheerful blue, the solid-surface countertop resists stains and heat.
2 Spice drawers keep clutter to a minimum, and a cabinet roll-away door hides a coffee station.
3 Four-inch blue and yellow ceramic tiles produce a colorful, whimsical backsplash that is easy to clean. Open shelving provides display space.
4 An easy neutral backdrop, beige ceramic floor tiles withstand water damage—a must-have in any laundry area.
1 The Glacier Blue front-loading washer and dryer provide power, yet are gentle on clothing. Along with raising the appliances to a comfortable level, the optional pedestal drawers hold supplies.
2 The sink does more than rinse dirty hands—three micro-jets on the sides of the sink wash delicate garments and small loads of laundry.
cabinetry and countertops
• cabinetry (Shenandoah, Charleston, Maple, Coffee Glaze, special order)
• hardware (Belwith, special order; drawer cup pulls, Model PA1025-CLX*; door cup pulls, Model PA1026-CLX*)
• countertops (Formica Solid Surfacing, Deep Blue Ice #811, special order)
• backsplash (41/4-inch, American Olean, Bright; Dark Wedgewood #32, #204572; Maize #24, #204562)
• backsplash (41/4-inch, Dal-Tile, Ice White, #98192)
• floor (16-inch, Venetian Stone, Rialto, white, #160047)
• beige grout
• washer (Frigidaire, Affinity, Glacier Blue, Model ATF7000EG, #235312)
• gas dryer (Frigidaire, Affinity, Glacier Blue, Model LGQ7000EG, #235303)
• pedestals (Frigidaire, Affinity, Glacier Blue, Model APWD15GB, #235309)
• jetted sink (Whirlpool, SinkSpa, white, Model LJD1306LQ, special order)
• faucet (Delta, stainless, #128359)
• fluorescent fixtures (2- x 2-foot, #163662)
• walls (American Tradition by Valspar, Delightful Moon #3004-6A, eggshell)