Saucy labeling creates efficiency with a bit of fun. Regular washing and dry cleaning are sorted into marked wicker baskets. In case you forget where you are, a sign proclaiming this to be the "Laundry" sits atop a counter raised to perfect height for sorting and folding. Even the matched appliances announce their purpose -- iWash, iDry. Generous amounts of cabinetry hide away all those other items you need but might not have tagged so creatively -- at least, not yet.
Easy care, easy access -- it's all within arm's reach in this warm, wood-tone laundry. A traditional square copper sink adds a touch of elegance and can do triple duty as a place to pre-soak the toughest washing challenges, to hand wash the softest delicates, or to scrub down small, four-footed family members after a walk on the beach. Linoleum flooring in a stone pattern marries good looks with durability and blends with the millwork's natural stained simplicity.
There's a sunny, outdoor feeling to this workspace. Gaily painted pictures of flowers complement baskets of dried sunflowers, a wicker beehive, and two birdhouses -- one a contemporary "chateau condo," the other a whimsical Victorian. From his basket chair on the counter, Kermit the Frog keeps an eye on clothes hung up to damp dry. Backs are safe here too. A raised washer/dryer combination reduces bending and potential back strain to a minimum.
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