How Eddie Ross Designed a Laundry Room You'll Actually Want to Spend Time In

It's also pet care central!

I love doing laundry—really!—but the thought of folding clean clothes in Edgewood Hall’s musty basement, where the previous owners kept their washer and dryer, wasn’t appealing. So we carved out a sliver of space from the second-floor addition for a laundry room that also serves as a place to corral cleaning and pet supplies.

Old-school touches—flooring by Morocco Tiles, splatterware-​inspired wallpaper, 1950s-​style café curtains (very June Cleaver), and a basket-weave ceiling light—help the room blend in with the original parts of the house, while the farmhouse sink and spray faucet make bathing our Pekes a breeze. In the muggy summer weather, they love lounging on the cool tile floor and keeping me company.

Six Genius Details

A drying rack (by Fritz Carpentry & Contracting) can be raised and lowered via pulley to save space.

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A spray faucet makes it easier to wash the dogs in the sink.

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Chic cleaning tools (like dusters and brushes from the Laundress) can be displayed in plain sight.

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Café curtains add privacy while still letting in plenty of light.

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Folding clothes is a breeze on the deep countertop above the washer and dryer.

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Colorful tiles and a floor drain keep any overflow from ruining the ceiling below.

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