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Lucy’s Laundry Room Makeover | Before & After

Mar 29, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

A laundry room makeover with lots of personality.

Welcome to my home! In this three-part video series, I share the renovation of our 1910 limestone house. We feel lucky to have been living here for eight years now, with plenty of space for our three boys and three dogs.

The house has lots of original character features including high ceilings, open fireplaces, decorative architraves and leadlight windows. Still, as with any old place, there came a time where we needed to invest in some restoration.

In 2019, we decided to renovate the downstairs wet areas, including the laundry, family bathroom and ensuite. In this episode, I share with you the laundry. I can’t promise I’ll suddenly start ironing, but the laundry has gone from the least favourite room in my house, to one of my favourites!

I chose Beaumont for this space because I had a real look in my mind that I wanted to achieve, but I also had a budget. The entire design of this space was built around the floor tiles.

I had the vision to create a laundry that paid homage to the era of the home, but with a slight boho, quirky edge and when I spotted the tiles on the showroom floor, I knew we would achieve it.

Our project manager, Marie, from The Stylist Loves, paired the floor tiles (Serie Grafton Tawny Satin Floor Tile with Magellan Grey Grout) with a beautiful soft green cabinet colour (Dulux, Lamb’s Ear 1/2 strength).

Adding to the classic charm of the custom cabinetry, are the subway tiles (Agrestic White Gloss.) The subways have an imperfect, handmade look, adding character.

Platinum fixtures were also selected from Beaumont Tiles, including a Phoenix Slimline Gooseneck tap. Marie tied in the chrome hanging railings, by having them dipped platinum, they sit above wicker baskets from Early Settler. The bamboo pendant light was purchased from The Lighting Collective.

The laundry is highly functional. We lack in space in other areas of the home, so this room has become essential for family organisation, with room enough for linen, shoes (there is a dedicated section of racks), school bags, luggage and even an overflow pantry.

This room started with Serie Grafton Tawny Satin Floor Tile, and thanks to Beaumont Tiles, Marie and the many trades who worked on the space, became a beautiful and super useful laundry.

Lucy x

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