Mar 20, 2015 | Carpet One Floor & Home
by Catherine-Lucie Horber
There are many new design trends emerging all the time that we embrace in our homes but we don’t seem to talk as much about lifestyle trends; their changes and how they impact designs. In a modern busy family lifestyle, more often then not both parents are working or involved in children’s activities. They have very little time to spend on household chores. The days of having to go down 3 sets of stairs into a small, dark & dungy laundry room are becoming scarce.
People are becoming more practical, wanting to be faster and more efficient. The closer the better, the more functional the space the better and the nicer and brighter it can be the more inviting and enticing it is to find time to do laundry or at least enjoy the little time you have doing it.
Laundry rooms are now often seen on the top floors in new home builds. In renovations, they become an open concept combined space with mudrooms.
As a designer, I can say from experience that I have had a much higher demand to design laundry rooms then ever before and I have enjoyed giving them the same treatment I would to any kitchen or bathroom space. Here are a few things we did in the space you see above:
If laundry rooms used to be forgotten spaces to dread and ignore… they are no longer with this one. It is bright, functional, welcoming and enticing. Definitely helps eliminate any excuse not to get your laundry done!
Designer Catherine-Lucie Horber is the Principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd .The firm provides decorating, staging and renovating services for both small and full scale residential projects throughout the GTA. Catherine is known for creating elegant & affordable design solutions tailored to suit different lifestyles. Find more at royalinteriordesign.ca.