Our basement laundry room or, as we call it, the pool room is done! Just in time for Spring swimming! This is a fun, colorful and also practical room for us. The previous home owners didn’t ever finish this area, but we knew when we walked through the house how great this space would be. There is a door that leads to stairs to take you right to our backyard and where our pool is.
Laundry Room / Pool Room Before-
LAUNDRY ROOM / POOL ROOM AFTER-
Very happy about the functionality of this room! We designed the look of the lockers I wanted and had them custom built (by Innovative Cabinetry Design). Love all the hooks for towels and swimsuits to hang to dry and to store pool supplies. We also want to use this room in the winter too. After playing in the snow come through this back door, a place to put your snow boots and wet clothes.
The Swimmer Wallpaper is a statement piece in the room. Like a piece of art. I saw my friend Diane Rath use it in a bathroom and immediately loved it! Felt it was perfect to go with our pool and the fun Yellow Lights! I did two of the lights for this space.
These metal stackable bins are just the right pop of color! Empty right now, but plan on keeping googles, sunblock, and pool toys in here!
I got those metal locker bins from my friend Joe, they were donating them from a school he worked at! You can often find them thrifting or on Etsy. And, we packed in as many hooks as we could for all the drying stations and places for hats!
Finn is always ready for a good time, especially if it is outside!
We have a keyless lock so we can get into this door without worrying it is locked! Easy access to a bathroom and our mini kitchenette down here.
On this side of the room we did a washer and dryer. SO excited to have the washer and dryer for pool towels. Bonus!! We can wash guest bedding for the guest rooms (or they can launder their items) that are on either side of this laundry room.
We have the LG front loader (we have had before and LOVE). Ours is 5.0 CU and we really should switch it to the 4.5 CU that is 3″ less deep! Didn’t even think of it until now, writing this blog post 🙃.
We like how the Honeycomb Tile Floor looks in this room. That being said, it isn’t for everyone. It is handmade terracotta tile, all unique and uneven. I like that it looks old, like our 1970’s home, and has a lot of character. But it is FAR from perfect.
We had to leave the door a steal door, because it is built-into the foundation. So we had a window cut out of the door by a local company. Makes such a big difference. And adding the roman shade softens it. I would like to add some wood trim or even shiplap boards to add some character. We will see. We painted the door the same color as the mini kitchenette, Downpipe from Farrow and Ball. (Behind the closet doors are Utilities).
Hope you enjoyed the tour! You can see more of the basement Wet Bar (HERE), Floral Wallpaper Guest Room (HERE), Triplet Guest Room (HERE). Oh and I did share our pool HERE!
Love how this room came together!!! Those floors with the wallpaper and lights is so fun and cheery. Looks so good looking into the bar room and those colors. Your talent is amazing! Thanks for sharing it all with us 😊
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Thank you Pat! Very kind of you. I love how the colors flow too! Makes me happy to walk in here.
Lisa McCracken says
It’s hard to keep coming up with different words to express my thoughts on how remarkable everything in your home turned out! You have such an eye/gift for this. Never ever would I think of putting any of these colors together in my home, but it’s absolutely beautiful, whimsical and just plain amazing! It’s making me re-think how I look at color! Thank you so much for opening up your home to us. I am sure this has been an exhausting year having to make all of these decisions, but wow, it’s true eye candy 🙂
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You are so kind to write this. Thank you Lisa. Truly appreciate your thoughtful words.
Brooke, your home is incredible, so thought out and gorgeous! I love it!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and genius with the rest of us!
I love all the great colorful ideas you guys have around the house. every room is beautiful and just amazing.
You guys ROCK. Quick question. do the plants need sunlight? or will be good in the shade? What type of plants are they?
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thank you! YES! These plants get really good light from the window in the door!
Pretty sure you meant “goggles”, not “googles”! 🙂