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Project Spotlight: Laundry Room in Symmes Township

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

An awkwardly large laundry room in this Symmes Township home was a great opportunity to create a functional space with unique amenities.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms

6 Tips for Creating a Functional Laundry Room

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Updated 8/14/17 | Original Post 9/18/2012

Laundry is one of the essential chores we all do, and a well-designed laundry room is an asset in any home. In the past, the basements seemed to be the perfect spot to hook up a washer and dryer. The mechanical considerations were easily handled, but the inconvenience of dragging everything downstairs (and back up again) never quite made those considerations feel worth it. Today, homeowners are creating laundry spaces that better meet their needs on any floor of their home. Careful planning, prioritizing efficiency, and regular maintenance now allow for many more possibilities. Here are 6 tips for designing a functional laundry room.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Lighting, Storage

Project Spotlight: A Multi-Functional Laundry Room & Home Office Remodel

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Jan 3, 2017

The homeowner was looking for a solution for a collection of working spaces on their first floor. Altogether, the two rooms and the closet hallway compromised a good amount of space, but in their existing usage the space was dramatically under performing. This project was initiated to create a better plan to use the space more effectively, and to pull it into line with the higher-end style of the rest of the first floor. The project involves four distinct areas: laundry, craft, office, and hall spaces.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Entryways and Mudrooms

Home Office and Craft Room Design Ideas

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Oct 11, 2016

More and more people are finding that an office space at home is a modern convenience that's worth the investment. Not only is the work-from-home option available to more people, but our everyday digital lives often require some type of "base of operations" at home. The best thing about a home office is that, unlike your desk at a corporate office, you can dictate style and function. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Storage, Entryways and Mudrooms, Additions

Practical Laundry Room Design Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

The laundry room could very well be the hub of the home. It's a space where efficiency and function call all the shots, but it can also be a welcoming and comfortable room that does more than handle the dirty work. Here we take a look at some of the ways the laundry room can be designed to run at full capacity.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Storage

Solutions for Awkward Spaces in Your Home

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Awkward rooms, weird hallways, odd spaces. We've all got them. From that out-of-the-blue angled wall, to the narrow room that isn't quite a room, but somehow doesn't qualify as a hallway either. In some homes, these spaces add character and charm, or possibly a sense of history or pedigree. But most of these types of spaces are throwbacks that don't quite mesh with the modern ways we live our lives and utilize our homes. Here, we've scoured our gallery of design work, and found four projects that tackled the design challenge of the awkward space in four very different ways.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Storage, Entryways and Mudrooms, Additions

6 Great Laundry Room Design Ideas

Posted by Mike Hendy on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Most of us spend a considerable amount of time every week doing laundry. For some, it’s a daily task, especially for those with young children. If you’ve wanted to re-organize the laundry room in your home, or perhaps move the machines up from the basement to a more convenient location, we have six great remodeling design ideas for making laundry day more efficient, pleasant and less of a chore.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms

Expand Your Living Space with a Basement Multipurpose Room

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Do you feel as though you need more living space in your home? The solution could be a basement multipurpose room.

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Topics: Walk-In Showers, Laundry Rooms, Lower Level

6 Tips for Designing a Functional Laundry Room

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

Laundry is one of the essential chores we all do and a well-designed laundry room is an asset in any home. Many of us have lived in homes where the washer and dryer were placed in a basement near a utility tub. Basements really were the perfect spot to hook up a washer and dryer because of the mechanicals – outlets, plumbing and gas lines – located there and the fact that if a hose leaked or water spilled it could be contained and easily cleaned up. Plus, the noise of the machines could be muffled and dirty clothes were out of sight.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Lighting, Storage

Entryway and Mudroom Storage Solutions for Families On-the-Go

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Aug 28, 2012

If you have an active family, keeping everyone organized is always a challenge. There are bags, coats, keys, athletic equipment, and all the other things your family uses (and needs to store) on a daily basis. Where do you store everyone’s stuff so no one is late for work, school or activities because they can’t find something they need or is left cleaning up the mess at the end of the day?

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Storage, Entryways and Mudrooms

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